Joel Kaplan is the co-founder of 1010data. In the 2016 view below, Joel shares valuable insights on computer languages. His talk begins with the legendary predecessors Archimedes, Leibniz, and Godel. Then he talks about Iverson’s APL (A Programming Language), which is the predecessor of all array-based programming languages, including the language K. Joel also talks about his… Continue reading Joel Kaplan
Time in tech flies without knowing. I found my year 2000 resume that includes my key accomplishments in web development during web 1.0 in the 90s. (My career 1st started in technical support of Micron computers and assembling pcs – the latter is what teenage kids do these days for building gaming computers) In web,… Continue reading 2000’s resume
A big wish for me came true this weekend when I had the honor to present in Palo Alto Silicon Valley to my fellow alumni at the American University of Beirut. I talked about my passion for computers from childhood to high school to college, and after. I rediscovered myself during my college years after… Continue reading My College Days Story
This Saturday, I will be geeking out on AI, machine learning, computing, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship with fellow professors, doctors, and alumni in Silicon Valley / Paolo Alto. Many of my fellow computer science and engineering graduates from the American University of Beirut currently living in the US and attending the reunion have leading positions… Continue reading Sharing Alumni Experience
On New Year’s Eve twenty years ago (the year 2000), I was at an accountant’s office watching over his servers and software to make sure the year 2000 would pass with no glitches. I previously did the software upgrades and carefully checked everything as the year 2000 trickled through the night. As technologists, we ensure… Continue reading Happy new year, techies and all!
I once gave up pushing my kids into computer science, but my teenage son Adam insisted on sticking with digital art design. I was skeptical at first, maybe because I am too wired to computers as a science rather than an art. But when I heard from my colleagues about my son’s creative work, which… Continue reading Proud Dad
The corporate world should seriously embrace Generation Z into their workforce. Those born after 1997 are entering the workforce this year. Their approach in IT is to build applications with immediate real-world implications. Check what two GenZ engineers Nisha and Clarisse have to say at a HackerRank interview. Also, the financial bank BBVA Compass and Skratch,… Continue reading Embrace Gen Z into the Workforce
I am volunteering for the 3rd year in a row at Lamar Middle School (Lewisville ISD), a nearby school to our house in Texas. I kept accepting the volunteering task of presenting at its career fair even after my son moved on to high school because I felt a purpose of encouraging new generations in… Continue reading Cool 8th Graders, Computers & Games!
A shared past/present/future dilemma in the professional space is what I learned from yesterday, which job is available today, and what to know for tomorrow. It gets more complicated as career and family building kicks in and is even more stressful as people age. Suppose you can imagine the past, present, and future as building… Continue reading Minecraft or Fornite for Your Career?
Chess and Coding Even software professionals can be rated like chess players. Whether it is successfully delivering a complex project or getting rewarded based on an innovative solution, the pressures of keeping up with one’s own rating can be obsessive. They can cause stress and anxiety. When a chess player faces tough competition in a… Continue reading 2018 Winter Thoughts