MIT’s Online Big Data Class Gets High Marks

By Posted in Nerd Culture 3 October 2014

MIT and big data seems like a marriage made in heaven, and apparently the relationship is still going hot and heavy. The famed technical institution recently announced two new sessions of its popular online course designed to bring computer science professionals up to speed on big data concepts and execution. Tackling the Challenges of Big…

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Be Awesome By Being Boring

By Posted in Nerd Culture, Tech Topics 30 September 2014

Over the course of my career as a software engineer and crusty old UNIX curmudgeon, I’ve been involved in a lot of technology decisions. Some of them have gone well, others not so much, but over the years a distinct pattern has emerged: boring technology is awesome. It may be less shiny, but boring technology…

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Meet our Data Nerds: Ticketfly’s CEO Talks Actionable Analytics and the Fan Experience

By Posted in Nerd Culture 17 September 2014

Ticketfly is a San Francisco-based technology company reimagining the live event experience for fans and promoters. Legendary independent venues and festivals like 9:30 Club, Burning Man, and Pitchfork Music Festival use Ticketfly’s powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics tools to get fans in seats and improve the entire event-going experience. Ticketfly is overflowing with data to…

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“The Oregonian” Names New Relic a Best Place to Work—Again

By Posted in Nerd Culture, New Relic News 16 September 2014

For the second consecutive year, The Oregonian, Portland’s leading daily newspaper, has named New Relic one of the best places to work in Portland. We are so honored and delighted to have the workplace culture at our engineering and R&D office in Portland recognized—again! The Oregonian Top Workplaces 2014 list—based on an employee-satisfaction survey conducted by…

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