In this post I’ll cover creating the actual machine learning model to predict bets and how it worked for the fist slate of games. If you haven’t read the background on this project, I’d point you back to my first post in this series where I described the point of the holiday project. Creating the […]
If you’ve done any reading on AI/ML you’ve probably heard someone say that the real challenge is collecting and organizing the data. That discussion is usually about finding good data, but I can tell you that it’s also a bit tricky to get data that you have access to organized enough for ML algorithms to […]
Why do a Big Data Project over the Holiday? In 2021 the machine learning market was a little over $15B. That is projected to increase 10x between now and 2028. It’s the fastest growing area of technology (think mobile 10 years ago) and therefor it is top of mind for my clients. In addition, the […]
If you’ve met me for more than a few minutes you’ve heard me talk about my passion project, Leave the House Out of It (lthoi.com). If you’ve really paid attention to my blog posts you’ve caught that a couple years ago I rearchitected the app to move to an event-based, serverless architecture on AWS. After a year of not doing very much with the project I’ve had the itch to make some upgrades. Before I did, I wanted to upgrade the CI/CD pipeline I use to manage the code.
The word “optimist” in the subtitle is very well earned here. Friedman’s book explains why/how someone can hope that the same technologies and macro-trends that are leading to hyper-nationalism, extreme divisiveness, and massive pollution might actually be harnessed for good. He tells that story with his typical great story telling and insightful anecdotes. As usual […]
Why the State of DevOps is such a good report to read each year and what the takeaways are for 2021.
I can usually tell by 15 pages in to a self-help book whether it’s going to resonate with me; usually, it’s not going to. I can’t stand being told about how much I can get done in the morning if I start at 3am or that if I work 10x harder than everyone else it […]
Jeff Bezos built a company that’s worth about the same on the stock market ($1.67T) as the entire circulating supply of Pakistani Ruppees ($1.68T). That means you could BARELY trade every Pakistani Rupee in existence for all the stock in Amazon. I guess I’ll read some of his wisdom and see what he has to […]
I rarely bother to post books I read for pleasure on the blog, but I thought that a lot of the people that I know professionally may be interested in this one. I started reading it in November when we were just starting to be able to think about what a post-Trump America might look […]
I found a lot of great nuggets in this book, but I’m not sure I’d recommend it to everyone. If you’re trying to sell your boss on a move to AWS, definitely give her this book. If you’re trying to figure out what your IT priorities are, I’d recommend Leading the Transformation or The Pheonix […]