I spend most of my professional time helping developers understand how to harness Google Cloud technology to build great applications. But a recent engagement brought me somewhere I’d never been before, somewhere, I suspect, no other Google Developer Advocate has gone.
When I interviewed for my job at Google, I got asked all the usual questions about data structures, and whiteboard coding. I even got slammed with one of those old-school brain teasers straight out of How Would You Move Mount Fuji?. But six years later, one question stands out above all the others I was asked that day.
How surprised should we be to find a common birthday in a random group of people?
Your first guess is likely wrong. You’ve been warned.
You’ve probably heard the term “machine learning” and how it’s changing everything. In this article, I’m going to explain the fundamental concept behind machine learning.
Lighten Up · · puzzles
You are standing in a hallway with three light switches.
Part 3 in a series of articles on building a state of the art blog in 2017.
Part 2 in a series of articles on building a state of the art blog in 2017.
In front of you are three boxes. One contains only apples, one contains only oranges and one contains a mix of apples and oranges.
Lead by Following · · edu
We should all try to be leaders, right? Not necessarily, but we can and should be great followers when we find a cause to believe in.
How to Learn · · edu
The article linked below espouses a concept I’ve always found to be true but never fully appreciated as clearly as it is explained here.
Dan Lyons’ “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble” is not unlike the famous Margaret Mead book on which my title is based.
First in a series of articles on building a state of the art blog in 2017.
50 Great Docs · · movies
I love documentaries, especially the quirky, indie, offbeat ones you don’t hear about. Here’s a nice selection of 50 good ones available now on Netflix streaming.
How quickly can you find out what is unusual about this paragraph?
Seven Habits · · edu
The title of this talk is “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Artists” but I think this advice is universal. It definitely resonates with me, from the perspective of my chosen field (software engineering).