Engineering

Engineering

Software Engineering Daily podcast

I was invited to be on the Software Engineering Daily podcast recently, and the episode went live today! I talk about the infrastructure we set up with our talk radio ingest (similar to the talk I gave at Data Council a year ago) and also the pipeline we set up to ingest local conversation data through Cortico's Local Voices Network. Take a listen!

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Writing a Git Hook in Python

I gave a talk at the Boston Python Meetup back in October on using Python to write git hooks. My example was using a git hook to automatically add the titles of the books you are currently reading to your git commits. Why on earth would you want to do this? Well I wanted to do it because I use git to version control my writing, and often times I read my writing and wonder what I was reading at the time that made me write in that way. So it was a git hook that probably only I would use, but it was fun to learn, and even more fun to give a talk about. I'm a big fan of the Boston Python Meetup!

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Controlling a Raspberry Pi with a phone

I wrote about how we built the Digital Hearth at Cortico using a raspberry pi and a phone. Repository included so that you too can build your own raspberry pi powered IoT device!

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An Adventure into Kubernetes with Amazon EKS

I have a new job! With that new job comes new technology (and also a cat! But that's another story). This article goes through my work for the past three months, standing up a Kubernetes cluster with Amazon EKS and all of the fun I had along the way. Highlights include setting up monitoring and alerting, a spot instance spark cluster, and having too much power over who can access what resources (yay RBAC!).

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