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Recognizing Your Students and People You Know
Everyone likes to be recognized for good work. And yet, most of us don't hear back when we do a good job. But you can fix that: With a simple acknowledgement of how someone has helped you, you can help them have a great day, and perhaps even boost their career. Continue reading →
28 Jul 2016
Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 31 Pek Pongpaet and Daniel Pesina, Mortal Kombat
Dave Voyles - MSFT
This week is a bit different. I’ve got my co-worker in DC, Shahed Chowdhuri on the show, along with Pek Pongpaet (pong-pat) and Daniel Pesina. Shahed and Pek grew up together, and Pek met Daniel while studying at his Wushu. Daniel played Johnny Cage and ninjas Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke...
16 Jun 2016
The Five Minute* Guide to Machine Learning
* Plot twist: It’s Mr. Math under that Mask, Scooby Doo! OK, you really can’t learn all about Machine Learning … Continue reading →
29 Mar 2016
Book Review on: "Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind" by 99U
I recently received a great book as a gift. I'm not one that likes reading fiction. But non-fiction, especially with short, structured chapters is always a winner for me because I can read a chapter during my limited spare time and if I set the book down, next time I pick it up, I can read a different...
21 Feb 2016
Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 26 – Howard Dortch, Shawnee State University
Dave Voyles - MSFT
Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Howard is an industry veteran who now works in academia at Shawnee State University’s game development program in Ohio. Before working in education, Howard had roles at AMD, as well as Sony, specifically at Verant in San Diego, where...
25 Jan 2016
7 Mistakes New Managers Should Avoid
When you move into a people manager role, it's usually because you are doing a great job as an individual contributor. Being a manager is quite different than being an individual contributor. Instead of only being concerned with getting your own work done, you are now responsible for a whole team of...
19 Jan 2016
The Hardest Thing In Data Science
When I started down the path of learning Data Science, I was nervous. I have to work hard at math … Continue reading →
30 Dec 2015
Pit of Success for Organizations
Many years ago I coined the phrase “Pit of Success” for software. People had used that turn of phrase before to mean landing in a situation where their own success was awful, but that’s not how I meant it. What I meant was that that state-of-the art software frameworks were too hard...
16 Dec 2015
Backyard Data Science
I add things to this site pretty much every week, so to help you navigate all the articles, I’ve set … Continue reading →
16 Dec 2015
Pushing the pause button and being thankful
With the Thanksgiving Holiday fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to let my readers know how much I have appreciated your patronage of HealthBlog over the years. I've been writing this blog since October of 2005 when my then manager here at Microsoft suggested that a blog might be a good way...
5 Nov 2015
#sqlcares The SQL Server community is amazing. I’ve been in technology for 30 years, and it’s the most uniquely connected … Continue reading →
2 Nov 2015
Moving Beyond Unconscious Bias - Good People Matter!
Presented at SQL Saturday Oregon on October 24, 2015 by Julie Koesmarno and Cindy Gross Good People We’re good people. As good people we don’t want to think we do things that have negative consequences for others. But sometimes our subconscious can fool us. What we intend isn’t...
26 Oct 2015
On being skeptical of the old, women, and minorities
Journal The definition for “skeptical” is “Not easily convinced, having doubts or reservations” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/skeptical). As a Data Scientist, you’ll want … Continue reading →
30 Sep 2015
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