Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Data Science Workflow: From Research Experiments to Business Use-Cases


A Fast, Efficient, Reusable and Scalable approach to apply Data Science and Machine Learning to a problem statement of interest ranging from experiments to production.

FASTER Fridays – Retrospectives

Cory Foy

Happy Friday! This week’s #fasterfridays is a good chance to reflect on our work and our process through the use of retrospectives. Specifically we are using it to help teams develop a mechanism for inspecting, experimenting with, changing and owning their process. If you’re interested in finding out how to apply this to your organization, […]. Faster Fridays Agile fasterfridays Process Retrospectives Scrum

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The soft skills that enterprises desperately need


By definition, disruption is an inherent component of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, mobile devices, and other technologies have dramatically impacted how organizations do business and how employees do their jobs. For many organizations, however, digital transformation efforts are being undermined by a widening talent shortage and skills gap. In a study […].

3 New Techniques for Data-Dimensionality Reduction in Machine Learning

The New Stack

Maarit Widmann. Maarit Widmann is a junior data scientist at KNIME. She started with quantitative sociology and holds her bachelor’s degree in social sciences. The University of Konstanz made her drop the “social” as a Master of Science.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

It’s Time to Get Started on Windows 7 End of Life Migrations


This January, Microsoft will discontinue all support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, including any type of security patches. With five years’ notice you’d think that most companies would have abandoned Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 with plenty of time to spare.

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Hadoop Security Basics (In Under 5 Minutes)


Between growing data and analytics teams, more collaborative projects, and GDPR , security and governance are becoming bigger issues. As organizations' analytical maturity improves, it's increasingly critical that business and technical users alike understand data best practices.

This Week in Programming: Open Source is Better and Worse Than Ever

The New Stack

This week brings us two tech news stories so diametrically opposed it’s hard to see them both occupying the same reality.

Stepping in without Stepping in it

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

When things go wrong, you might have to step in. I did this most often when failure was going to be a BigProblem. And things often improved. The project got back on track, the client didn’t fire us, or we hit the big deadline. As you might expect, this made me feel pretty darn good. After all, I’d saved the day (at least in my eyes.). The trick, I learned, was not stepping in it. At the time, I didn’t consider the impact it had on my team.

Why Open Source Freedom Leads Technology Adoption In the Enterprise

The New Stack

Cloud Foundry sponsored this post. A modern enterprise is a business focused on the future. It’s aware of the past (and may even derive a good amount of its revenue from a legacy product) — but its long-term survival depends on building for tomorrow.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Hang 10: Spotfire Cited as a Leader in Forrester Enterprise BI Wave

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

In The Forrester Wave : Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019, TIBCO Spotfire ® is positioned as a Leader following an extensive evaluation of vendors across several key measures. Given its placement, Spotfire ® will continue to ride a strong tide of market momentum.

Tips For Planning A Successful Business Event

Strategy Driven

Organizing a successful business event takes time and careful planning, whether you’re holding a small event for 20 people, or arranging a huge company-wide conference for hundreds of attendees.

An Interview with Observability Pioneer Charity Majors


Libby Clark, Editorial Director at The New Stack, interviews Charity Majors about observability around its 3 year anniversary. Charity explains how observability began, the reasons other approaches fall short, and why it must continue to be a method that engineering teams focus on. Reference is also made to Charity’s post contributed to The New Stack, “Observability- A 3 Year Retrospective.”

How the Internet Could Significantly Narrow the Gender Gap

Strategy Driven

We are all aware that the business gender gap has existed for centuries. However, it was not until recently that this alarming disparity has taken centre stage within the global economy.

2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

Migrating to AWS Cloud Services


Let’s be real with each other for a second: you’re a smart person, and the reason you’re electing to migrate to the cloud is because you know you need to stay in the competition.

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Protecting Your Personal Finances When Starting a Tech Business

Strategy Driven

Are you finally ready to build your dream of starting your own tech business? If so, you may be concerned about how your business will impact on the personal and family finances that you are responsible for.

10 Reasons Why You Should Prototype Before Developing

Invid Group

10 Reasons Why You Should Prototype Before Developing. BY: NEISHA SANTIAGO. Prototypes have been models of many famous technological improvements. For designs developed on software that have many changes variables and unknown logistics, prototypes are essential.

Relocating Your Business Internationally: A Guide

Strategy Driven

Deciding to relocate your business can come down to a number of factors. Perhaps your service or goods would find more success in a different country. Maybe you’re ready for a new challenge, or a family reason has prompted the move.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

GitHub Actions Advances Automation Strategy

GitHub Actions, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) through which DevOps tools can automate workflows, is now available in beta.

The Perfect Implementation of Ideas to Boost Your Startup Ventures

Strategy Driven

When we talk about initiating a start-up, there are two thoughts that one must always keep in mind.

VMware Looks to Accelerate App Migration to the Cloud

VMware this week expanded the scope of its cloud migration efforts to include workloads that aren’t running on its virtual machine.

A Guide To Starting A Home Mechanic Business

Strategy Driven

Anyone that knows their way around under the hood of a car and is looking for a rewarding way to earn money from home should consider starting their own mechanic business.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Embracing the Product Development Cycle

Nowadays, a truly successful product calls for purposeful investment in the people that will ultimately use it in their specific environments. We all know technological development is hyperactive and unpredictable.

7 Tips for Organizing Your Business Projects

Strategy Driven

If your life is a jumbled mess at work, you’re not alone. Many people feel like they’re running a circus when they walk into their office. Too many business projects can negatively affect your performance unless you learn how to manage them properly.

Technical recruitment is now easier with the new HackerEarth and Workable integration

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

We’re pleased to announce that HackerEarth has added yet another ATS to its list of integrations. This time around, we’ve added an integration with Workable , a leading hiring platform that enables recruiters and hiring managers to source and identify the right talent for their teams.

How to Cultivate Big Donors with a Small Staff


This article is republished with permission from Blue Avocado, the practical and readable online magazine of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance, for nonprofits. Subscribe free by visiting Donor Management

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How Toyota Drove Agile Load Testing to the Cloud

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. What do Priuses have in common with agile, cloud-based load testing? Both are evidence of Toyota’s continued commitment to innovation and modernization.

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Four short links: 9 August 2019

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Shadow Ban Patent, Abusing Unix Tools, Deblurring Photos, and Postal Vectors. Facebook Patents Shadow Banning -- which has a long history elsewhere.

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Leadership Mistakes You Make When You’re Scared

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you holding back? Is fear keeping you from leading well, advocating for your team, or confronting a poor performer? Or are you worried about making a mistake or how you’ll look? In this episode David examines how fear can cripple […].