Austin Neighborhood Analysis of COVID-19

13 Jul

This blog post is part of my Capstone Project for the IBM Data Science Professional Certification, offered via Coursera. I specifically documented some of the challenges and twists and turns that a lay person might encounter digging into publicly available … Read More »

Regional Comparison of COVID-19

18 Jun

Back in April, I wrote a blog post titled Corona Virus Observations. The post was really a back of the napkin analysis of US versus EU daily case and mortality rates. It showed the US case rates were higher than … Read More »

Corona Virus Observations

11 Apr

I’ve seen quite a few charts and graphs comparing the US to different countries. Some of these countries have much smaller populations and different demographics. This is especially the case when looking at countries in Europe. Some countries are more … Read More »

My Experience w/ a Twitter Troll

19 Apr

Recently, I experienced a twitter shaming attack from an account whose description is “PROUD MUSLIM. LIVERPOOL! BOXING! @LFC #FreePalestine #FreeSyria #Humanity”.  His tweet was “@IBM this guy that represents you likes people starving to death, and thinks PALESTINE are terrorists“. … Read More »

July Cancer Check-Up

11 Jul

We are now approaching the middle of July.  First the good news.  Susie and I returned from MD Anderson this last week.  Her scans are stable, no growth/ significant changes to report.  So, this weekend we are collecting our thoughts … Read More »

First step in dreams coming true

14 Feb

This month marks a major milestone for me.  I have just joined IBM’s Watson Group.  I will be focusing on cognitive computing solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences.  Combining my professional passion around software engineering with my personal interest in oncology … Read More »

Bevo in Britain

2 Feb

As this morning is a bit odd, to say the least, this is going to be a strange posting.  To preface today’s oddity, the kids received iPod Touches for the winter holidays this year.  Therefore, Gabriel is no longer using … Read More »

Sunny and Rainy Days

3 May

I’ve been doing a bit of traveling with work.  Most of which has been to Dublin and Prague.  This last week, I was in both cities.  Strangely enough, the weather was near identical (raining and cool).  I try to work … Read More »

Emergency budget in Ireland

11 Apr

I’m spending a good amount of time in Dublin.  Like in the US and UK, Ireland has been hard hit by the recession.  So much so, I feel the government and people are in a more difficult situation than most … Read More »

Business Process Management Role

21 Nov

Well I’ve taken the plunge.  I left Convergys at the beginning of October to join an Austin based company called Lombardi Software.  Originally I was interested in a core development position in Austin, but the stars were not aligned.  I … Read More »

Global recession

21 Feb

BBC news, today, announced that the UK is experiencing a ‘mild’ recession. Having lived here for almost three years, I find the statement amusing and alarming. The amusing bit is from an outsider perspective, it doesn’t sound all that bad. … Read More »