Better People Than Scott Aaronson?
March 24, 2023 § Leave a comment
Reposting a letter sent to one of my Internet Heroes, whom I occasionally correspond with.
He is my Hero not because of his brilliant, thoughtful blog on quantum computing (though I do enjoy that), but his deep humility and public vulnerability.« Read the rest of this entry »
Pitch: Data is a Feature, not a Product
May 12, 2022 § 1 Comment
Communal Decision-Making Platforms and the End of the Modern Data Stack
Session Proposal for Coalesce 2022
TL:DR Businesses may start by developing a technical solution, but only succeed by integrating around a human problem. The same is true of the Modern Data Stack.« Read the rest of this entry »
The Reporting Control Center
September 5, 2021 § 1 Comment
aka Quilt Data Hub or Lightdash 2.0?
Can I evangelize
a corporate data platform
by just emailing out reports
with sufficiently smart URLs?
I don’t have the power
to pull others onto a new platform.
But I can push useful data to others
in a way that inspires them to participate more directly with the platform
Replace friendly Salesforce Reports and powerful NetSuite Saved Searches with a unified interface for viewing, editing, sharing, and managing:
- versioned reports
- personalized alerts
- variant analyses
that are delivered via self-contained emails that also onboard people into greater use of the platform
- Drag and Drop
- Live previews
- Complex formulas
- Scaleable notifications
- Easy joins and relabeling
The main value of Quilt to my business
is as a point of leverage
to shift the culture of communication
from “zombie data” in tables
to “smart reports” in a repository
Three Steps to Startup Success (in 15 syllables)
August 17, 2018 § Leave a comment
- Own a big problem.
- Make measurable progress.
The Day that NeXTstep Died: The Lament of NeXTSTEP User Groups International
August 1, 2009 § 1 Comment
NUGI was the grandly named “NeXTSTEP User Groups International” — a last ditch effort by a bunch of NeXT fanatics to maintain interest in a mainstream operating system while NeXT the company was gravitating towards WebObjects and the enterprise. I as a grad student was President, some guy in Europe was Chairman, and that was pretty much all there was to it.
We didn’t succeed, but we built some close relationships with others equally as zany that continue to this day.
And at least we went out with a bang (below). Amazingly, the original post — including audio from the live performance Rohit and I did — is still available on xent.com!