What is the most valuable asset of an organization? Hint: think Big Data.

Red Hat Storage

Sometimes it pays to go back to the basics and ask the fundamental questions, such as, what, exactly, is Big Data?

In this latest Storage Tutorial, Brian Chang, Red Hat and Syed Rasheed, JBoss Middleware Solutions Marketing Manager, look at these basic questions. Some of which are easy to answer, such as our approach to Big Data, namely that databases, warehouses, as well as data from social media and mobile devices are a source for ongoing discovery and insight. And some of which are much trickier to answer, such as when did Small Data become Big Data?

Come listen to this friendly chat and get an easy introduction to Big Data and its invaluable place – and use – in any organization.

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Good Practices for University Open Access Policies.

Good Practices for University Open Access Policies

In anticipation of worldwide Open Access Week, the Harvard Open Access Project is pleased to release version 1.0 of a guide to good practices for university open-access policies.


The Grammar disease

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A good explanation of SOPA and PIPA from TED


@johndtaylor glad you are busy up there. Stay dry.


FYI, if you groupinstall “Fedora eclips

FYI, if you groupinstall “Fedora eclipse” for the eclipse environment for working with python (and unit testing), you will have to uninstall eclipse-pydev and install eclipse-pydev.x86_64 #python #fedora 15


James Hamilton commentary on scale and architecture.

I thought you might be interested in reading this article from Hamilton.
He is heading up AWS these days, but this is his introduction to what he thinks is the age of data and database enlightenment. http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2011/06/23/SIGMOD2011InAthens.aspx



Andy Terel and Fernando Perez

The Austin Python Meetup Monthly Meetup
is happening today

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
7:00 PM Texas Tribune
823 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78751


Introduction to Python Standard Library