About ten years ago, I was phone screened for a job that I had applied for – the person interviewing me asked me what I thought made up a good data strategy. At the time, my job was very focused on building out an enterprise data warehouse and our daily conversations were about slowly changing... Continue Reading →
The Workplace of the Future
We often ask children what they want to be when they grow up. I have no idea what my answer was when I was a kid – some people have memories of wanting to be a doctor or fireman but I was in high school before I decided and then I changed my mind 100... Continue Reading →
A few months ago I interviewed for a job in London. I’ve always wanted to live in Europe and this role seemed made for me. But moving from the U.S. to London is a big step, so when I was offered the position I of course turned to data to help me decide if I... Continue Reading →
Datagami was founded in the Pacific Northwest, where salmon is kind of a big deal. We had a friend visiting from New York a few weeks ago so we took them to the Ballard Locks to watch the boats come through the locks and to look through the fish windows that are provided for viewers... Continue Reading →
Disinformation: An Ounce of Prevention
In the last article in our disinformation series, we focused on things that we as individuals can do to prevent the spread of disinformation -- false information that is intended to mislead its consumers. A better solution then would be to stop disinformation BEFORE it proliferates.
Digital Counting: Fun with Binary
My last few posts have been a bit serious so let's have a little fun! It's easy to count to 10 with your fingers, and you can count to 20 if you throw your toes into the mix. But how can you use your fingers to go higher than that? You could throw in your... Continue Reading →
Disinformation: Do you know when you’re being had?
A few days ago, Abijeet Nath and Nilopal Das were killed when they stopped in a village in Assam state in India to ask for directions. They were attacked by a mob that suspected they may be child abductors. Abijeet and Nilopal were the latest victims in a series of deaths in India related to... Continue Reading →
GDPR: Who Owns Your Data?
I attended a conference by the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) last October. In one of the presentations, Gerald Hopkins talked about GDPR. It was the first time I had ever heard of it, and Gerald basically told us that if we were doing business in Europe and hadn’t started working on GDPR we should be... Continue Reading →
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Avoiding the Wrath of Pele
Aerial pictures of the city of Seattle have changed a lot over the last 10 years – with Amazon moving in and the ongoing building booms the skyline is constantly evolving. But a consistent image in the backdrop to this skyline is Mount Rainier, looming large in the pictures despite being about 60 miles away... Continue Reading →