Horas extra: el mayor robo de la historia. The Emerging Field of Health Data Science. Yan Kou September 29, 2015 What if you could pick out early warning signs of heart conditions out of somebody's Fitbit data?
It turns out that you can. This technology was developed by Mike Klein, a neuroscience Ph.D out of McGill University, as part of the Insight Health Data Science Fellowship. Insight offers a Fellowship three times a year where academics learn the applied data science skills they need to work in industry. "I was excited to be able to leverage my existing knowledge of machine learning techniques to attack a problem in a new domain area with very different sorts of data. Klein wasn't the only one in his cohort to come up with a data-driven solution during the intensive 7-week fellowship. "Predicting drug response will help oncologists identify the right drug for their patients and, help pharmaceutical companies design targeted proof-of-concept trials for experimental therapeutics.
Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) “The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me.
“Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to do.” The difference between first grade and kindergarten may not seem like much, but what I remember about my first-grade experience in the mid-90s doesn’t match the kindergarten she described in her email: three and a half hours of daily literacy instruction, an hour and a half of daily math instruction, 20 minutes of daily “physical activity time” (officially banned from being called “recess”) and two 56-question standardized tests in literacy and math—on the fourth week of school.
That American friend—who teaches 20 students without an aide—has fought to integrate 30 minutes of “station time” into the literacy block, which includes “blocks, science, magnetic letters, play dough with letter stamps to practice words, books, and storytelling.” A working paper, “Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? How (and why) to celebrate Sysadmin Day. It's only been since 1999 that Sysadmin Day has been celebrated.
It's always set for the last day in July. Like Administrative Professionals Day, its intent is to recognize a lot of tireless work that nearly always goes unnoticed. And, for a lot of systems administrators, the day is still far too low profile for the users they support to think of coming around to say thanks, never mind baking them cakes, crafting trophies for them or taking them to lunch. So what should you be doing on Sysadmin Day 2013 to show that you appreciate all the behind the scenes work that allows you to be productive or, if you're the sysadmin, to gently remind your coworkers or customers that it's time for a little recognition of your hard work? Well, just remembering the day is a big first step. Some may argue that sysadmins don't warrant a day to acknowledge their efforts. In short, sysadmins generally get sadly short-changed on the love, often treated as though they're practically part of the equipment. Flux: A New Approach to System Intuition.
On the Traffic and Chaos Teams at Netflix, our mission requires that we have a holistic understanding of our complex microservice architecture.
At any given time, we may be called upon to move the request traffic of many millions of customers from one side of the planet to the other. More frequently, we want to understand in real time what effect a variable is having on a subset of request traffic during a Chaos Experiment. We require a tool that can give us this holistic understanding of traffic as it flows through our complex, distributed system. The two use cases have some common requirements. We need: Realtime data.Data on the volume, latency, and health of requests.Insight into traffic at the network edge.The ability to drill into IPC traffic.Dependency information about the microservices as requests travel through the system. So far, these requirements are rather standard fare for a network monitoring dashboard. Here’s where it gets interesting. This blog post is part of a series.