Five Pictures should be equal to five thousand words- ergo here is some pictures from Google Plus duding. the only free advice for the boys of mountain view- the check your hair in Hangouts is bad for balding people. But Seriously.
Analytics 2011 Conference
The Analytics 2011 Conference Series combines the power of SAS’s M2010 Data Mining Conference and F2010 Business Forecasting Conference into one conference covering the latest trends and techniques in the field of analytics. Analytics 2011 Conference Series brings the brightest minds in the field of analytics together with hundreds of analytics practitioners. Join us as these leading conferences change names and locations. At Analytics 2011, you’ll learn through a series of case studies, technical presentations and hands-on training. If you are in the field of analytics, this is one conference you can’t afford to miss.
October 24-25, 2011
Grande Lakes Resort
Analytics 2011 topic areas include:
- Data Mining
- Text Analytics
- Fraud Detection
- Data Visualization Continue reading “Analytics 2011 Conference”
The Lover: A Poem
Your emerald eyes,
Like dewdrops glistening on green grass.
The shine in them,
Is like the twinkling of the stars.
You’re ivory skin,
Reminds me of the moonlight.
Like a gorgeous lily
Colored in silvery white.
Your sunkissed hair,
Blowing gently in the breeze.
I do not look long,
My breath may freeze.
You’re sideways glance,
As sharp as a knife.
Like a Greek goddess or a marble sculpture,
Brought to life.
Your poise, your grace,
Your beauty brings out,
The poet within.
The tinkle of your soft voice remains in my ears,
Long after you are long gone.
Your memory drives me crazy,
Makes me want to break out in a song.
Alas, my dear
I am in love with your beauty
But not with you.
This sounds like an obsession,
For this love is not true.
I am a passionate man,
With much passion to spare.
As soon as you leave my thoughts,
Someone else is already there.
- A poem: Confessions of a Lover (soliloquoywhisper.wordpress.com)
- Rumi Poems (yilmazalimoglu.com)
- Poem about Wheelbarrow of the World (fmpoetry.wordpress.com)
- ‘Eurydice’ Emerges From Darkness (3quarksdaily.com)
- Poem-a-day #7 (yearofthebooks.wordpress.com)
- Rust, Pain, Beauty and Time (hokku.wordpress.com)
- Personal Note: On Audrey Hepburn’s Poem ‘beauty tips’ (marylouisewehunt.wordpress.com)
- Poem: Layla and Majnun (yilmazalimoglu.com)
- 10 minute poem (dulcedolce.wordpress.com)
- “April Is National Poetry Month” and related posts (thencbla.blogspot.com)
It's a code code summer
and soc is back!
also expecting some #Rstats entries (open source!)
Google Summer of Code 2011
Visit the Google Summer of Code 2011 site for more details about the program this year.
For a detailed timeline and further information about the program, review our Frequently Asked Questions.
About Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 4500 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.
To learn more about the program, peruse our 2011 Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also subscribe to the Google Open Source Blog or the Google Summer of Code Discussion Group to keep abreast of the latest announcements.
Participating in Google Summer of Code
For those of you who would like to participate in the program, there are many resources available for you to learn more. Check out the information pages from the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 instances of the program to get a better sense of which projects have participated as mentoring organizations in Google Summer of Code each year. If you are interested in a particular mentoring organization, just click on its name and you’ll find more information about the project, a summary of their students’ work and actual source code produced by student participants. You may also find the program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages for each year to be useful. Finally, check out all the great content and advice on participation produced by the community, for the community, on our program wiki.
If you don’t find what you need in the documentation, you can always ask questions on our program discussion list or the program IRC channel, #gsoc on Freenode.
- Mentoring Organizations for Google Summer of Code Announced (google-opensource.blogspot.com)
- PSF Now Accepting Applications for Google Summer of Code Projects (pyfound.blogspot.com)
- R again in Google Summer of Code (r-bloggers.com)
- Mentoring organization applications now being accepted for Google Summer of Code! (googlecode.blogspot.com)
- The DOs and DON’Ts of Google Summer of Code: Student Edition (google-opensource.blogspot.com)
- “GF classifieds: Google Summer of Code 2011 edition” and related posts (geekfeminism.org)
- Google Summer of Code Announced at LCA (google-opensource.blogspot.com)
Here is a list of cartoonists I follow- I sometimes think they make more sense than all the news media combined.
1) Mike Luckovich He is a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist for AJC at http://blogs.ajc.com/mike-luckovich/
I love his political satire-sometimes not his politics- though he is a liberal (surprisingly most people from creative arts tend to be liberal- guess because they support and need welfare more, 🙂 ) Since I am in India- I call myself a conservative (when filing taxes) or liberal (when drinking er tea)
2) Hugh Mcleod- of Gaping Void is very different from Mike above, in the way an abstract painter would be from a classical
artist. I like his satire on internet, technology and personal favorite – social media consultants. Hugh casts a critical eye on the world of tech and is an immensely successful artist- probably the Andy Warhol of this genre in a generation.
3) Doug Savage of Savage Chickens http://www.savagechickens.com/ has a great series of funny cartoons based on chickens drawn on Post it notes. While his drawing is less abstract than Hugh’s above, he sometimes touches an irreverent note more like Hugh than anyone else.
4) Professor Jorge Cham of Phd Comics http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php is probably the most read comic in grad school – and probably the only cartoonist with a Phd I know of.
5) Scott Adams of Dilbert http://www.dilbert.com/ is probably the first “non kid stuff” cartoonist I started reading-in fact I once wrote to him asking for advice on my poetry to his credit- he replied with a single ” Best of Luck email”
They named our email server in Lucknow, UP, India for him (in my business school at http://iiml.ac.in ) Probably the best of corporate toon humor. Maybe they should make the Dilbert movie yet.
6) Randall Munroe of xkcd.com
XKCD is geek cartooning at its best.
For catching up with the best toons in a week, the best is Time.com ‘s weekly list at http://www.time.com/time/cartoonsoftheweek
It is the best collection of political cartoons.
- An Obama Presidency May Be Rough Going for Political Cartoonists [Obama Era] (gawker.com)
- Palling Around With Monuments [This Thing Looks Like That Thing] (gawker.com)
- the microaudience: the mot likely way to make money on the internet (gapingvoid.com)
- Cartoon(ist) of the Week – Joel Pett (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Sweden suicide bombings: I’m a constant target, says cartoonist – Telegraph.co.uk (news.google.com)
- Indy cartoonist elated to find torrents of his work (boingboing.net)
- Six Cartoonists Tour Afghanistan w/USO (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- Dilbert & Medicine (ivor-kovic.com)
- Nigerian Cartoonist Tayo Fatunla (theworld.org)
Chinese Fortune Cookies
In a world of experts-some questions to ask about China’s foreign policy , trade and military convergence
1) How can an increasingly rich 1.2 billion people accept a restricted internet, one child policies, and severe political restrictions/
2) How long can the Chinese respect for elders and ancestors be translated to a respect for the communist government? How do you measure the level of satisfaction?
3) Can ambitious Chinese Mandarins be motivated by career motives to act tougher than the country’s national interest demands?
4) Rare earth demand and supply curves? Clean energy investments versus climate change commitments graph?
5)Military- Metrics like Chinese Air Force flying hours per pilot, or submarine activity per annum?
As the Chinese supposedly said- May you live in interesting times
- The Conversation: The Fortune Cookie Isn’t Chinese? (abcnews.go.com)
- India Talks Business, Now in Mandarin (blogs.wsj.com)
- Chinese premier on trust-building trip to India (sfgate.com)
- Methodvue Announces Availability of its 2010 Assessment of Cyber Espionage in the Fortune 100. (eon.businesswire.com)
- Tell HN: Advice from my fortune cookie (news.ycombinator.com)
Gartner BI and Inf Mgmt Summit 2011- 30 min One on Ones
From the land Down Under, where Gartner gathers business summit thunder.
Gartner Business Intelligence
From Information to Intelligence:
Evaluate, Execute and Evolve
At Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit 2011 you will experience a unique mix of Gartner research presentations, guest keynote addresses, real-life case studies and interactive panel discussions to provide you with a holistic view of the business intelligence and performance management landscape. Information, insight and advice are channeled through an increasingly targeted and focused approach, taking you from the high-level strategic view all the way to your specific issue.
Click here to view the full agenda or download the brochure.
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Best Practice Workshops:
- How to Become an Effective Data Warehouse Modeler
- Analytics – Business Intelligence and Performance Management ITScore
Analyst User Roundtables:
- Enterprise Information Management – Focusing on What Matters to the Business
- Sharepoint – thin edge of the wedge to the MS family
- Preparing for the 2020 workplace
Worldwide Expertise at Your Fingertips!
Your questions on Business Intelligence and Performance Management answered. Meet the Gartner Analysts presenting at the Summit and book your exclusive 30 minute one-on-one ( lap top dance) with the Analysts of your choice.
- Gartner Announces Business Intelligence Summit 2010 (eon.businesswire.com)
- Cyber-Ark and CUNA Mutual Group Present Session at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit 2010 (eon.businesswire.com)
- Gartner Slashes Forecast for PC Shipments in 2010 and 2011 (dailyfinance.com)
- Reducing the Cost of Business Intelligence with Open Source (itexpertvoice.com)
- Aveksa to Demonstrate Access Governance Thought Leadership at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit (eon.businesswire.com)
- Lighthouse Security Group a Silver Sponsor at Gartner IAM Summit (eon.businesswire.com)
- SAS in Leaders Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms (eon.businesswire.com)