Conference Evolution

The 40% of you who read this blog and are die-hard catalogers probably learned about the news yesterday (click here).I’ve run my own consulting business for nearly thirteen years. In case you haven’t noticed, the world was very different in 2007 than it is in 2020.When I began my consulting work, conferences were critical to success.

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The Most Widely Read GreenBook Blog Posts of 2019

It has become the custom of the GreenBook Blog to publish an article presenting the most widely read articles of the past year.  It is appropriate that we do so again this year, but we decided to make a few changes:
Since we publish over 200 posts a year, instead of presenting a Top 10, we decided to expand the list up to the Top 20.  This way, we could look at roughly the top 10%.

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Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer — but it won’t replace them

Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images
Google is developing artificial intelligence to help doctors identify breast cancer, according to a research paper published in Nature today. The model, which scans X-ray images known as mammograms, reduces the number of false negatives by 9.

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in October

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in OctoberBased on publicly-available local realtor/MLS reports released across the country through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in October, down 0.4% from September’s preliminary pace but up 2.

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Hierarchical Pattern Recognition

About a year ago I read about Ray Kurzweil’s “Pattern Recognition Theory of Mind”, which he articulates in his book, “How to Create a Mind”. I picked up the book after struggling with the idea of implementing a deep learning algorithm for parsing natural language text on Wikipedia. My goal was to discover links in volumes of text that were not already linked.

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What No One Tells You About Real-Time Machine Learning

During this year, I heard and read a lot about real-time machine learning. People usually provide this appealing business scenario when discussing credit card fraud detection systems. They say that they can continuously update credit card fraud detection model in real-time (See “What is Apache Spark?”, “…real-time use cases…” and “Real time machine learning”).

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The graph analytics landscape 2019

Read part 1 – The graph database landscape
The graph analytics landscape 2019
Graph analytics frameworks consist of a set of tools and methods developed to extract knowledge from data modeled as a graph. They are crucial for many applications because processing large datasets of complex connected data is computationally challenging.

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Tuesday Tweets

Read the thread.1) So here’s where this is all going:I submit that Trump may ultimately demand that Republicans *fully* defend his pressure on Ukraine to investigate *Biden in particular,* without any squeamish double-talk about investigating “corruption.”*MINI-THREAD*— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 4, 2019Love the Archive.

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Book review: Radical Candor

This just came out, the book Radical Candor by Kim Scott. It’s a good read on managing and focused on people. I’d recommend it if you are a manager or help others manage people. I’d summarize it by saying it takes a teaching and mentoring approach to management, very much of the school that managers primarily exist to help the people on their team.

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Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday

Just two quoted sentences as a suggestion to read the whole story here:
‘The divide between people who have internet access and those who do not is deepening existing inequalities — inequalities that pose a serious global threat.’
‘The web that many connected to years ago is not what new users will find today.

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My 10-step path to becoming a remote data scientist with Automattic

About two years ago, I read the book The Year without Pants, which describes the author’s experience leading a team at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com, among other products). Automattic is a fully-distributed company, which means that all of its employees work remotely (hence pants are optional).

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