Would You Rather be Awesome or Deadly?
Building A Better Keyboard Navigation
The simplest way to understand the importance of web accessibility is to open a web browser, put on a blindfold, and try navigating a website. Despite a small percentage of users with disabilities, their human right to navigate the internet still stands. In this post I’ll share some of my learnings from making our navigation more accessible.
ODSC Workshop on Experimental Reproducibility in Data Science
On May 2nd, we presented at the Open Data Science Conference in Boston, MA. We demonstrated how to build a machine learning project from scratch with Sacred, an open source library for experiment tracking, and how to view the results using Sacredboard.
Why you should volunteer for Smart Futures
Dublin is a great place for volunteering in Tech initiatives !
A Non-Technical Guide to Posting to the Tech Blog
Our tech organization is obviously made up of more than just developers. Non-developers have great insight from their work too! This post is a nudge to all my fellow colleagues who are also doing amazing work and would like to share, but feel intimitated by the pull request process.
Brand Alerts V2: Breaking Down a Monolith with AWS
Recently, team T-Rex worked on the re-architecture of the Brand Alerts back end system, a project which we named Brand Alerts V2. In this blog, I share our new architecture detailing some of the new AWS powered components.
Negative Sampling (in Numpy)
Alright, time to have some fun exploring efficient negative sampling implementations in NumPy…
The Tech Blog is Dead. Long Live the Tech Blog
The HBC Tech Blog: “You will never find a more wretched hive of tech and miscellany.”
Airing Out A New Job System
In this article I’ll be sharing some of the knowledge the Data team at Gilt picked up in replacing our old job system with Apache Airflow. We undertook the decision to overhaul our job orchestration system a few months ago due to a number of reasons but have now successfully migrated all our data ingestion jobs to the new system.
AWS SDK for Java, version 2.0
The Capital Region AWS User Group met on January 18th at the Nanotech Complex in Albany New York. CommerceHub hosted the meeting at their main office.
Career Structure. It doesn't matter. Until it matters.
In this article, I’m going to talk about career structure, career development, and career titles in a tech organisation. This post is more about organisational development than it is about technology; however, on the grounds that the health of your architecture and technology choices will be somewhat isomorphic to the health of your organisation, I believe this to be a worthwhile read for any engineering leader. I’m also writing this...