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Shawn Gordon

Introduction

Every day there is about three quintillion (a 3 followed by 18 zeroes) bytes of data created in this world, and only about 20% of it is structured in conventional data repositories and available to easily process. More and more often this data is stored in a Data Lake, which…

Councilwoman Carol Gamble has a long history of big words and no payoff. To give her credit, she was part of the group that got Rancho Santa Margarita turned into a city, I don’t know her exact contributions to that process but has spent the majority of the last two…

Introduction

Move to the cloud they said. It will be cheaper they said. It will be faster they said. It will be easier they said. Well, it’s possible for some of those things to be true, the “easier” part, not so much. AWS is pretty famously obfuscated in the way it…

Introduction

When I originally started in IT in the olden days, at the ripe old age of 19, everyone wanted older and more seasoned workers, which made it hard to get a foot in the door. As I aged and got experience across many industries and disciplines, the trend went downward…

Introduction

I was lucky when I started out in IT and had a couple of exceptional managers that really understood their role as managers and how to grow a team. As I transitioned into leadership roles, those lessons served me well and I added to them. As those same years have…

In the first quarter of 2020, I had the experience of being in a short term advisory role for a company that had built a type of Linkedin product for a specific vertical market. They had done a valiant job, but it was clear that scalability was a problem and…

I’d been wanting to create a Roku channel for years but I was really put off at the idea of learning Brightscript so I just never did it until early in 2020 and I discovered the new Roku Direct Publisher functionality which lets you create a channel with relative ease…

As I write this on April 18, 2020, there are over 156,000 global deaths due to COVID-19, which is actually a tiny percent, however, this disease is incredibly communicable and is still not well understood.

I write this in mid-March 2020, in the midst of the US Presidential primary voting season prior to the presidential election coming in November. While about half of the states have voted, there is a lot of concern about the votes going forward, there is a series of primaries today…

As our lives are suddenly and drastically changed by the rapid spread of this virus, and my local stores are ignorantly devoid of toilet paper and vodka from panic buying, I reflected on a few societal changes we might see taking place. …

Shawn Gordon

Technology and blockchain developer and enthusiast as well as prolific musician.

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