Data Pipeline Visualization - Making it Interesting

Data pipelines are generally hard to explain and aren't as interesting to those not directly involved in data analytics. How to make this more interesting and engaging? Simple. Make it in 3D. Animated. Interactive. Click & Drag. Middle mouse to

Non-tech companies and the Data Science challenges

I recently came across ‘Can Data Scientists spell Sustainability?’ by Yogi Schulz The article portrays the opposing views held by data science and information system departments and how each side view their responsibilities:  “Data scientists see only throw-away software that

Software Engineering for Professionals

I was invited by my friends at Untapped Energy to speak about Software Engineering. I’ve been lately seeing a lot of professionals (Engineers, Geologists, Accountants, Analysts, etc…) venturing into data analytics and have consequently been working with software and

Blog revived

It has been a while since I added contents to the website. I started out this blog in 2004, back when blogging was the social media of the day. Inspired by professionals who I admired, I tried to track my

RubyMotion – PullToRefresh

To add Sam Vermette’s SVPullToRefresh to your RubyMotion project: Add the SVPullToRefresh podAdd the Quartz Framework# Rakefile Motion::Project::App.setup do |app| # … app.frameworks += [‘QuartzCore’] app.pods do pod ‘SVPullToRefresh’ # … end end # Then in your controller def viewDidLoad

Using NUI with RubyMotion

NUI is an open-source library that allows you to style your iOS applications using CSS-like files and syntax. In my opinion, NUI carries few benefits over its commercial, KickStart backed, competitor Pixate. First; NUI allows you to style your application

Consultancy Masterclass

Last weekend, I sat through the two-day Consultancy Masterlcass by Brennan Dunn & Obie Fernandez. Both Brennan and Obie have extensive experience building their own successful consultancy firms. The class was insightful and full of those ‘from the trenches’ experiences.

Thoughts on building vs growing

Many times I’ve heard professionals talk and plan out building software applications. Great ideas they’d like seen implemented, and how it could make things better. Though might not seem obvious – software applications, at least the good, are never