Category Archives: Personal Log

My collection of notes intersecting both my professional and personal pursuits.

San Diego Futures Foundation

Introduction

Today I’m honored to have Teresa Valenzuela and Gary Knight from the San Diego Futures Foundation. And today, we’ll be going head first into the digital divide, specific to our county and how  local members in our community (me included) can be involved in these initiatives.

Welcome Teresa and Gary!


Highlighted Topics

  • Could you give folks like me who are new to your org a rundown of how/why sdfutures.org came about?
  • Teresa, what compelled you to reach out for this conversation today?
  • Let’s break down the San Diego demographics which require the most care in terms of computers, education, ISP – are there certain cities/municipalities you find yourself often servicing more than others?
  • Your services are quite extensive (e.g. Computers, Training, IT Services, Recycling, etc.), which area could use the most help at this point?
  • How has the pandemic impacted your mission?
    • Our mission at San Diego Futures Foundation is to improve lives in San Diego County by making information technology available to underserved populations by providing technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, and digital media services to Nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors. SDFF is working hard to bridge the digital divide in our community.
  • What keeps you up at night as it pertains to moving forward with sdfutures.org?
  • How can the listeners of this community make an immediate impact?
  • Final thoughts (e.g. things on your mind, ways to reach out, etc.)

Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!

Analytics…Who Cares?

Introduction

Today, I’m joined by Ansel, Manager of Data Analytics at Thermo Fisher Scientific. And with his help, he coaches me on the importance of data, with a stronger emphasis on its value for your business.


Highlighted Topics

  1. During the creation of software (new/existing) when do you usually get consulted for your expertise?
  2. During the creation of software (new/existing) when do you think you should be consulted?
  3. What are the types of data sets, KPIs or metrics that you’d like the software developer to be aware of?
  4. What problems do you find to be commonplace when interfacing with development teams?
  5. What would be the most important topic to add to existing software development curriculum – Analytics or Agile/Collaboration Training?
  6. What core languages are you using at the moment (e.g. Python)?
  7. When you’re in the trenches of analytics, what do you find to be the most cumbersome part of doing the job on hand?
  8. What advice could you provide new developers who are ready to strike on their first opportunity?
  9. What advice could you provide new data scientists/analysts who are ready to strike on their first opportunity?

Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!

What on Earth is a MicroService?

Introduction

Today, I’m joined by Justin, Senior Software Engineer at ParTech. And with his help, he walks me through a high-level explanation (by way of Italian food) of what a MicroService is!


Highlighted Topics

  • What were you doing before getting into BackEnd professionally?
  • Going from a Monolithic Architecture to MicroServices – tell me what that was like?
  • My monolithic code already works – why do we need to do this?
  • How do you have narratives, conversations or presentations in regards to saving money?
  • What on Earth is a MicroService?
  • Are you still supporting any backwards compatibility?
  • In your experience, what kind of gotchas are you looking at when it comes to implementing?
  • From an individual contributor perspective, has there ever been a tipping point in your MicroServices journey where you just wanted to pull your hair out?
  • Outside of MicroServices, how are you doing in this pandemic world?

Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!