He said “if you want a playground, go find another job”

Roughly six years ago while working at my previous employer, I asked one of the technology leaders, who might have had a bad day, why we don’t have a tech playground so that technologists like us can innovate. His answer was “if you want a playground, go find another job”. That statement both hit me […]

X is not Y and is surely not Z in the Digital Age

Witnessing over 20,000 women in tech attendees at #GHC18, majority of those by pure observation seem to be in their early twenties, hence Generation Z (those born after 1998), filling all lecture rooms about IT & AI, occupying career fair booths, and consumed with technology, internet, and mobiles phone, are all strong indications that Generation […]

Women in Tech

Cheers to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, Grace Hopper, who pioneered computer programming with COBOL, and all the women in tech who run code, projects, teams, and companies. But cheers is not enough. We need more diversity and inclusion in the computing workforce. According to ncwt.org only 26% of computing workforce in 2017 were […]

I am I in AI

I am addressing this to starters and professionals in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. It is part of a talk I plan to do at the University of Texas in Dallas next month, so I would appreciate any feedback. The letters “A” and “I” are ubiquitous these days with the words “Artificial […]

Don’t Panic. Focus and Learn New Skills

Technical professionals are under pressure to learn something new for fear of missing out on the latest technologies. Non-technical professionals fear that technology and automation will take their roles away, so they are also under pressure to learn something new too. All for the same reasons – fear of missing out or losing their value. Fear […]

How to write a great research paper

Simon Peyton Jones from Microsoft has 7 simple steps 1 Don’t wait: write. 2 Identify your key idea. 3 Tell one story. 4 Nail your contributions to the mast. 5 Related work: later. 6 Put your readers first. 7 Listen to your readers. Check the article and talk at Microsoft Academic program. Other interesting talks […]

Not just the world is round but the technology world is round as well

If the world is round then so as the technology world is round as well. In the late seventies and eighties, the BASIC language and Assembly Language were hot things at the time. After that, people took on new technologies with the Internet and jumped on languages such as HTML, C, C++, Perl, Python, and JavaScript. Systems moved […]

tricking the phone camera!

one of my favorite photo#WorkingatTR. ‘May look weird to you but let me explain. We once decided to mess up with technology. We circled ourselves with boards in a 360degrees and placed ourselves between the boards. Think of yourself standing in a center where big boards surround you anyway you turn. One of us then […]

A Life in Reuters

Took forever to get here but I finally got hold of “A Life in Reuters”, the 1951 autobiography by Roderick Jones, managing director of Reuters from 1916 to 1941. Reuters the company later became part of Thomson Reuters, my employer. What I hope to find are references to the technology of news and journalism that […]

August 9, 1982

August 9, 1982 Commodore released the Commodore 64. It took me close to 5 years of wanting it, asking for it, dreaming of it and then eventually saving for it (you can ready me story at https://lnkd.in/de-XWks). It fueled my passion along every other 8-bit machine. At the end of the day, the c64 and […]