The University of Georgia has recently made a big push to bolster its informatics competencies across the board: The initiative will create up to nine new tenure-stream positions in informatics—a broad … Continue reading Designing a “Data Science 101” course
Yesterday, I succeeded in launching Docker containers from a Dockerized Mesos deployment. My starting point was this repository (mentioned in my previous LittleJohn update). For my purposes, I created new … Continue reading LittleJohn Update: Dockerception
In the past few days, I’ve made a little bit of progress in containerizing the LittleJohn cluster. Some of the things I’ve learned: Docker + Spark + Mesos is a … Continue reading LittleJohn Update: Wild Animals and Ephemeral Dependencies
While I was at Janelia a few weeks ago, the first handful of my cluster nodes came online. Since then, the remaining have also been connected, and while the next … Continue reading An experiment in cluster provisioning and deployment
Which invariably means: if you’re not teaching, you’re catching up on everything else. And likely traveling a lot. BigNeuron From May 31 through June 5, I was in Ashburn, VA … Continue reading Summer in all its forms
Tuesday, my office furniture showed up. It has the look and feel of an actual office now. Today, the first 12 of my 16 servers were delivered, with the last … Continue reading Reinforcements have arrived
The layout and general architecture of this blog has not changed much since I began it in 2010 to document my foray into the Google Summer of Code with the Apache Mahout project. Since then, it served as my “academic musings” spot as a graduate student, and worked well enough for that purpose.
However, now that I am a shiny new member of the tenure-track graduate faculty, a casual glance around this blog immediately reveals several areas that could use some updating and general dusting-off. Look for that over the coming weeks (yes, it takes weeks to do something as straightforward as updating a blog).