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*DataPoint* Hurricane #Florence is South of Farmville


Hurricane #Florence has been making its presence known on the eastern shores of the mid-Atlantic region since the wee hours of this morning (13 Sep 2018). In Farmville, Andy is seeing weather that is being pushed by the storm – not the storm itself. In other news, this is Episode #150 and we hit 70,000 downloads earlier…

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*DataPoint* Preparing to Measure Hurricane #Florence

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In this DataPoint, Andy shares plans to capture weather data from Hurricane Florence for a site he maintains – named AndyWeather – and a Twitter account named @AndyWeather.

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Stu Ainsworth on Reliability, Disaster Recovery, and Chaos Monkeys


In this episode, Frank and Andy chat with Stu Ainsworth about service reliability in a chaotic world. Links Sponsor: – Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Postmortem: VSTS 4 September 2018 (02:00) Stuart Ainsworth on Twitter: @CodeGumbo (05:30) Reliability: Expectations vs. Solutions (06:00) “Canada is…

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*Special* Azure AI Fest Keynote with Ashish Jaiman


On Friday, the first ever Azure AI Fest was held in Reston, VA.  Data Driven streamed the keynote presentation live and was a sponsor. So, enjoy the audio of the keynote address by Ashish Jaiman, a former colleague and manager, who now works in the Democracy and Cybersecurity team at Microsoft. If you prefer to…

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Jake Mannix on Recommendation Systems, Physics, and the Best Answer to Our Questions Yet


In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to Jake Mannix, an accomplished data engineer who has had an amazing career. Links Sponsor: – Get a free audio book when you sign up for a free trial! Notable Quotes Frank heartily recommends Head Strong (00:50) It takes a lot of time to fly from Farmville…

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