Brain aware stand-up

One of the perks of being a Data Scientist is that you are able to attend to interesting conferences to look for new ideas and trends. I have just come back from ITxpo, the major Gartner’s event prepared for the IT world. The amount of stuff presented there was overwhelming. This time I would like […]

Do you know what the … penetration is ?

Penetration test A penetration test is a controlled (and legal!) attack against system, web application or computer network which shows real state of the target system security. So … I have to pay someone to destroy my system or web application to check if it is secure? The answer is: no. The main goals of […]

Microsoft Future Decoded Tech Day, London, 12th November 2014 – A Delegate’s View

I attended Microsoft’s Future Decoded Tech Day (#FutureDecoded) at the Excel Centre, London on 12th November and thought I’d share some of my notes from the event. The day was split into morning sessions, which featured on-stage presentations in a theatre like environment and afternoon technical sessions where delegates would break out into smaller groups […]

Go Crazy

All organizations have policies, procedures and instructions that govern how work is done. Well written documentation increases organizational transparency. Even where policies and procedures are not written down they exist. Why do we need standardization? – you may ask. My answer is – Why are screw threads and heads always the same size, or why […]

iBeacons in Retail Event, Presented by Academia – The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, September 25th 2014

I attended an event in London recently, along with 50 or so other consultants, technologists and retailers, to explore the subject of iBeacons in Retail. The event was organised by Academia, a leading provider of IT equipment and services to the UK education sector. Though the ultimate purpose of the event was to allow Academia […]

Movember stats: when, who and where?

Again, short update on Movember stats. When? Two following graphs are showing when Mo-Bros were joining. First – by day: You can see that we had three waves. The first wave were the “early adopters”, joining just after the announcement. The second wave (also containing me) were the “wise people” that have consulted / negotiated the […]

How To Ruin a Meeting

We love to be all efficient at what we do, be it at work or not. We love to focus on things that bring actual value, that change reality, that make sense. We love our work to only be distracted by fuss ball game every once in a while. Well, do we? Always? Clearly, no. […]