Database migration specialist, particularly moving PostgreSQL & MariaDB/MySQL to the cloud and migrating from Oracle/MySQL to PostgreSQL. Performance tuner of PostgreSQL and MariaDB/MySQL databases.
Builder of scalable data platforms for streaming & predictive analytics. Technologies used include Hadoop, Spark, Beam, scikit-learn & TensorFlow including cloud hosted equivalents such as Amazon's EMR, Glue, SageMaker & Redshift and Google's Dataproc, Dataflow, Data Fusion & BigQuery.
Public speaker giving talks about PostgreSQL, open source technologies, public clouds, data engineering & machine learning.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled
And through the window in the wallPink Floyd, Echoes
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning
Evil is even,Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds
truth is an odd number
and death is a full stop
I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it,PULP, Glory Days
I could do anything if only I could get round to it
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Open sourced from Google, a mahcine learning library worth mastering.Programmer
Quirky genearl purpose programming language for the 21st century built from the lessons of C, Java & Python.Programmer
Infrastructure-as-code software for declaratively building the virtual world.Contributor
The one that started it all and the master of generalising cloud computing for the masses.Professional, Certified
The one that hosts the vast output of the reasearch and development of Google.Professional, Certified