This blog post was in the making for a while. I think I got distracted with many things (including a move to Berlin, more on that later). I am also started writing some posts on Medium, I will continue using it mostly for non-technical stuff.
For now let just publish this:
Burda Hackday - The Futute of Finance
I participated in the Burda Hackathon about the future of finance. Here's my report on the experience.
Colombian Salaries Survey.
Mining Massive Data Sets
This year I started some very interesting MOOCs, I couldn't complete all of them. However, I did finish Mining Massive Data Sets from Coursera and got the Certificate. I have to say that this is one of the best online course I have taken so far. I think the diversity and usefulness of the topics are high and made me look at topic I previously have seen in a different way. I can say the only thing I did not like from the course is Prof. Ullman. I mean he is great, but his videos in the course were the most "heavy" way less entertaining. However the overall course structure and videos are great. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to deep dive into massive data processing. A background in machine
What the F**K
I found this nice tool called thefuck that tries to match a wrong command to a correct one using your command history. Basically if after writing a wrong command line you write fuck it will try to automatically fix it.
Lately I have been working with Pig. A Dataflow programming languages. Really useful for juggling with data. I have been writing UDFs and playing with some advanced functionality of it. At TrustYouwe use a library that I did not know before. It is called DataFu and it contains a lot of useful techniques.