Microsoft Big Data Hackathon

My daughter made her hackathon debut at Microsoft’s “Big Data Hackathon” yesterday+today. We used San Francisco parking meter data, map-reduced it with Hadoop and created Meterzilla — a site that helps you identify parking meters that are within walking distance of your destination (based on…

SVCC Talk: Real-world AngularJS

My Silicon Valley Code Camp 2013 talk was “Real-world AngularJS.” Here is the session abstract: AngularJS is an Open Source Javascript framework from Google that makes it very easy to develop beautiful, functional web apps with minimal code using MVW (Model-View-Whatever) architecture. In this session,…

RIP Mr. Insanely Great

Today was a day of profound sadness for me. The news of Steve Jobs’ passing hit me hard. No single person has inspired my life more than Jobs. I can’t say anything about his incredible vision, charisma and achievements that hasn’t already been said. But…