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Lynn Langit’s Excellent Data Adventure

In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy talk to Lynn Langit.  Lynn’s a triple threat: Microsoft MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, and AWS Community Hero.  Over one million people have watched her Hadoop Fundamentals online course.  We are honored to have Lynn on our show!

Links Mentioned:

Lynn’s Website
Lynn’s LinkedIn Learning Page
Genome Engineering Applications: Early Adopters of the Cloud
XKCD WebComic: Listening
Sponsor: Enterprise Data & Analytics

Cool Conversation Blurbs

The Coding Architect and Lifelong Learner ([7:30])
Bio-informatics research ([10:50])
Opportunistic Learning ([21:15])
Algorithms run our day-to-day ([27:45])
The law and DNA ([31:45])
Unintended consequences ([36:53])
Hacking Exposed ([41:00])

Lynn Langit Bio

Lynn Langit was a developer evangelist for the Microsoft MSDN team for the past 4 years.. Prior to working at Microsoft, she founded and served as lead architect of a development firm that created BI solutions. She holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCT. Lynn left Microsoft to do consulting and training in October 2011. Lately she’s authored and taught for DevelopMentor (SQL Server 2012 and Google App Engine). Lynn’s been doing production work with SQL Server, .NET, Java and more. Her data blog is at She is also the co-founder of the non-profit ‘Teaching Kids Programming’ – more at

About the author, Data Driven Team

The Data Driven team is the dynamic duo of Frank La Vigne and Andy Leonard.

Frank La Vigne is a software engineer and UX geek who saw the light about Data Science at an internal Microsoft Data Science Summit in 2016. Now, he wants to share his passion for the Data Arts with the world.

Andy Leonard is a self-described Data Philosopher who literally lives in Farmville. No, not the game, the actual town. He slings code and manages data.