Week of 5.6.18 – Applying Scrum

So I taught a scrum process for years in a Systems Analysis and Design course. I tweaked the process to fit a shortened timeframe and revised content to fit into a 1 semester course. The scrum process, specifically created to significantly improve software development and specifically increase the agility and speed of those projects. This…

Week of 4.29.18 – No More Powerpoint

I attended a conference for the AIRI (Association of Independent Research Institutes) this week and had the opportunity to present on cloud strategies. I also decided this week that I would never use powerpoint again to present my ideas to an audience. This created a challenge in that I had to figure out how to…

Week of 4.1.18 – The Cloud Exposes You

Although a gained a lot on a personal note this week – see The 365 Commitment – I also spent a lot of time trying to convince clients, sales people and engineers to adopt “the cloud” or specifically the three major hyper-scalers. It occurred to me that all three of them (GCP, AWS, and Azure)…

Week of 3.25.18 – Cloud Security

What is something I learned this week? I spent some time preparing for a Security presentation with Google, Palo Alto Networks, and Proofpoint. I had an opportunity to focus on cloud security, which was interesting to review and prepare for. One concept I came up with was just how simple it is to create a…

Why Python?

Python has been in development since 1989. The language is a recent language that is more adaptable to our current compute environment than other languages. Python is an open language. Meaning that it is open source code and is actively supported and worked on by developers all over the world. The language is powerful –…

What type of Language is Python?

We can narrow the vast universe of programming languages to two basic types. The first is low level languages which create machine or assembly language. The second type is a high level language. Common examples are C, C++, Perl and Java. Python is a high level language. We use a high level language because writing…