Thanks to everyone who attended my talk at this year’s Gluecon, “Efficient Big Data Analysis: RAM, RAID, SSD”.
I’ve posted the presentation deck to slide-share for those who didn’t have time to write down all the optimization tips contained within:
I’m going to be up in Boulder Colorado tonight demoing a preview of my company’s new AlchemyGrid service. The demo will be at the monthly Boulder / Dever New Technology Meetup event.
Be sure and say hello if you’re at the meetup!
What a week this has been for Denver. Farewell Democratic National Convention, it’s been fun!
The DNC has been a great opportunity to shine the national spotlight on Denver and the greater Rocky Mountain West. The city did a fantastic job as host, and the exposure for Colorado has been great!
Colorado is lucky to be blessed with an exciting entrepreneurial scene and a solid local technology base. This really shows if you take the time to visit one of the great Tech Meetups in the area, and take a look at the other folks who are in attendance. A truly great group of people.
I’ve made it up to the Boulder Meetup a few times (attempted to go to the January event but was thwarted by bad traffic on highway 36), but haven’t ever gone to a Denver event. From the looks of the following blog post, we should start seeing some additional events in Denver soon:
I’m going to try and make it out to more of these events in the near future. If you see me in the crowd, be sure and say hello!
Earlier this week occurred a horrible tragedy on the campus of Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA. I don’t normally discuss current events of this sort on my blog, but thought this deserved attention due to my ties to the VA-Tech/Blacksburg region and the horrible nature of the events.
I spent the majority of my life in Blacksburg (from age 5) and know many people associated with the University (both students and faculty). This horrible event will never be forgotten, but Blacksburg and Virginia Tech will indeed recover. Ties within the community are strong, and people will stick together to overcome this.
My deepest condolences go out to all those affected by this event. You are all in my thoughts.
In the words of Nikki Giovanni: We are Virginia Tech. We will prevail.