Subject

Interview

Fun & Games

Six Questions for Kevin Ferguson, co-author of Deep Learning and the Game of Go.

Kevin Ferguson and Max Pumperla are deep learning specialists skilled in distributed systems and data science. Together, they built the open source bot BetaGo. They also both count Max, the hero of the movie Pi, as a major influence. “He’s a talented mathematician who slowly loses his mind over the stock market and has an intense relationship with his power tools. That’s essentially my short bio,” says Pumperla.

Testing, Testing

Six Questions for Edd Yerburgh, author of Testing Vue.js Applications

By Frances Lefkowitz

Edd Yerburgh is a JavaScript developer and Vue core team member. He’s the main author of the Vue Test Utils library and is passionate about open source tooling for testing component-based applications. He’s currently working as a software engineer at the BBC in London

Beyond Beyond Spreadsheets

Six Questions for Jonathan Carroll, author of Beyond Spreadsheets with R

By Frances Lefkowitz

Jonathan Carroll is a data science consultant providing R programming services. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics.

When Functional Programming Meets C++

Six Questions for Ivan Čukić, author of Functional Programming in C++ 

Ivan Čukić has been coding since 1998, and is now a core developer in C++ at KDE. He teaches modern C++ and functional programming at the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Belgrade.

By Frances Lefkowitz

All About DApps

Six Questions for Roberto Infante, author of Building Ethereum Dapps

By Frances Lefkowitz

Roberto Infante is software development consultant who specializes in finance. He currently works on financial risk management systems and on blockchain technology.

Interview: Taking Advice from a Machine

Six Questions for Kim Falk author of Practical Recommender Systems

By Frances Lefkowitz

Kim Falk is a Copenhagen-based data scientist who works with machine learning and recommender systems. Keep up with him @kimfalk on Twitter.

Tracking an Evolving Language

Six Questions for Jon Skeet, author of C# In Depth, 4th Edition

Jon Skeet (@jonskeet) is a senior software engineer at Google, London and a recognized authority on Java and C#. He is the top contributor to Stack Overflow.

The Towers of Hanoi

Six Questions for David Kopec, author of Classic Computer Science Problems in Python

David Kopec is Assistant Professor in computer science at Vermont’s Champlain College and author of two books in the Classic Problems series. If you want more, find @davekopec on Twitter.

Machine Learning with SAM and Alexa

Six Questions for Kesha Williams of AWS Machine Learning in Motion

Kesha Williams is a full-stack web developer specializing in Java and AWS. She has won numerous awards for her innovative development, as well as her work as a college professor, speaker, tech blogger, and mentor. The founder of Colors of STEM, which cultivates role models to inspire girls of all races to enter the science and tech fields.

Holistic Problem Solving

Six Questions for Yan Cui, instructor of Production-Ready Serverless 

Bio: Yan Cui has worked with AWS for almost a decade, and has contributed his knowledge of production AWS Lamda to the Well-Architected whitepaper published by AWS. Based in London, he travels all over the world giving talks and workshops on serverless. This year he has presented in Copenhagen, Milan, Las Vegas, Portland, Tel Aviv, Krakow, and many more. His blog on The Burning Monk covers his favorite topics, including AWS, serverless, functional programming and chaos engineering.

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