Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 3

“It’s not the destination, it’s the Journey…”  I suspect building a full-size self-driving car seems like a momentous task – and it is.  But a few things we have going for us.  As I stated in my previous blog, autonomous (self-driving) cars have a lot of the STEM aspects you want to instill in your… Read More

Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 2

“The two biggest challenges with this project is: 1) Getting your kids more interested in the project over their video games. 2) Convincing your child’s science teacher they did most of the work for the school science fair” Before I start delving into the technical rigors of building a self-driving car.  I want to talk… Read More

Parent’s Guide to Designing and Building a Self-Driving Car with Their Kids – Part 1

I was never really a “car” guy.  I always saw them as transportation from point A to point B.  I’ve abhorred walking into a car dealership to negotiate car purchases; and as a parent, keeping my car clean seemed like an constant battle.  Driving long distances, even if the car was clean, was especially arduous… Read More

Deep Learning, Oracle Database Performance and the Future of Autonomous Databases

“The goal is to have databases in the Cloud run autonomously. The Cloud should be about scale, elasticity, statelessness and ease of operation and interoperability. Cloud infrastructures are about moving processes into microservices and the agile deployment of business services. Deep Learning has the potential to give databases innovative and powerful level autonomy in a multitenant environment, allowing DBAs the freedom to offer expertise in system architecture and design…”.

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Big Data as the Next Major Utility: Musings on the Future of Autonomous Vehicles and CASE.

“Big Data” is everywhere.  It powers business solutions as well as drives economic opportunity.  Is it possible that “Big Data” will become the next major utility?  Autonomous vehicles (AV) and Machine Learning (ML) may fill the gap that makes Big Data a distributed utility where you pay for how much data you use and the times you use it. Read More

DataSciCon.Tech 2017 Review

DataSciCon.Tech is a data science conference held in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday November 29th to Friday, December 1st and includes both workshops and conference lectures. It took place at the Global Learning Center on the campus of Georgia Tech.  This was the first year of this conference, and I attended to get a sense of the data science scene in Atlanta.  Overall, the experience was very enlightening and introduced me to the dynamic and intensive work being conducted in the area of data science. This is a very high-level overview of what I learned. Read More