TEDxIndy 2015

October 20, 2015 Since I was the first to lay claim to Raman’s TEDxIndy ticket this year, I thought I would go and take a bunch of notes and share my…

JDRF Walk to Cure Kickoff – From 1 to None

SEP is a sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – JDRF. Several of us attended the JDRF Walk to Cure Kickoff lunch today. In addition to some very moving speakers…

The Research Behind the Making of MeHive

Social Science and Relationship Management First pitched as Woo Who at one of our earliest StartUp Weekends, SEP began a project, MeHive, which was a relationship management tool. This project…

1. Big Data. 2. Now what?

True confessions: I am learning R, finally, after living and loving SPSS for many years. I am no expert in Big Data, having only been responsible for about 40GBs (about…

Language Test

For those who like games and programming: ‘Hello, world’: Programming languages quiz

Disruptive Innovation in 19 Not-So-Easy Steps

I ran across Chunka Mui (well, his writing, anyway) when looking into autonomous cars recently; he has a 7 part article on how disruptive autonomous cars like the Google car will be,…

South by SouthWest 2014 Accelerator Winners

I always like to see the future at SXSW Interactive, particularly new wearable tech or new startups. My 2014 faves: Entertainment and Content Category: Waygo Providence, RI Waygo is a…

Sources: Forbes

I see that Forbes magazine is on the verge of sale. This may be good or bad; we’ll see what the new owners do. Why do I care about the…

While it’s So Cold … A Post about Diabetes, Grizzly Bears, and the End of the Last Ice Age

There is an article out today about obesity-related diabetes and the grizzly by Dr. Kevin Corbit, senior scientist at Amgen. Grizzlies gorge in the fall, hibernate through the winter and…

While it's So Cold … A Post about Diabetes, Grizzly Bears, and the End of the Last Ice Age

There is an article out today about obesity-related diabetes and the grizzly by Dr. Kevin Corbit, senior scientist at Amgen. Grizzlies gorge in the fall, hibernate through the winter and…

Meditations, Bitcoin as My Muse

So bitcoin. The Bitcoin innovation of using the block chain mechanism to allow trustless exchanges is the interesting part of bitcoin for me. I don’t really want to rehash the…

Lean/Agile Pay It Forward

We have a Pay It Forward Program here at SEP, where we get $50 from the company to do something nice in this season of giving. It can’t go to…

Powering Indiana’s Future Panel Discussion

Nov. 14, 2013 Powering Indiana’s Future was a five person panel discussion on the future of energy in the US, the world and particularly Indiana, sponsored by Indiana Business Journal,…

Powering Indiana's Future Panel Discussion

Nov. 14, 2013 Powering Indiana’s Future was a five person panel discussion on the future of energy in the US, the world and particularly Indiana, sponsored by Indiana Business Journal,…

Tools of the Trade

One of my favorite tools is SPSS, which was originally Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, now owned by IBM. I have grown with it over the years, starting appropriately…

The Possibilities Are Endless

The question posed for week one of Blog Bloc is “Where is software development (or at least my area of it) heading?” Let’s posit that my area is data. Big…

BioInformatics

I ran across a bioinformatics software development link that might be of interest; I can’t tell how old/live it is, unfortunately. From the wiki on the group: The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc….

Wearable Cameras

Bloomberg Business article on wearable cameras.

Shape Shifter

Excerpts from the BBC: A new shape-changing metal crystal is reported in the journal Nature, by scientists at University of Minnesota. Called a “martensite”, the crystal has two different arrangements…

Shakin' All Over

I’ve always been interested in seismic activity: earthquakes and volcanoes. (If you like seismic activity too, check out the new island that formed near Pakistan a few days ago.) I…

Shakin’ All Over

I’ve always been interested in seismic activity: earthquakes and volcanoes. (If you like seismic activity too, check out the new island that formed near Pakistan a few days ago.) I…

Big Win for Iterative Development

Team Oracle won the America’s Cup [yacht] race for America in one of those thrilling close victories that only come along once in a quarter century. Read about it here…

The Finger

Alright, I wasn’t going to blog for awhile to give everyone a break from my voice, but I just have to do it. Check out this article on the Apple…

Wear a Wearable

This is probably not what the blog challenge had in mind, but I’m going to use the opportunity to write about wearable technology…. There are some fun applications out in…

Morale App blog

Matt Swanson has kindly allowed me to post some of the morale research I have done as a series of blog posts on Morale App. If you were unaware but…

Proud Parent of a Young Researcher: Biomarkers Discovery in Patients with Depression

My daughter worked in a lab at the IUPUI med school her last two years of high school, on a project on biomarkers in patients with depression, bipolar disorder and…

All or Nothing – Blog Battle Post Number Three

Eeww. The phrase All or Nothing brings to mind other dramatic phrases, like Do or Die, Do or Do Not, To Be or Not to Be, and …. What was…

Have It Your Way – Morale, Cognitive Bias and Thinking, Fast and Slow

You don’t always think what you think you think. You think you are logical and rational. Of course you are. You’re intelligent, educated, productive and have a keen grasp of…

Beware of the Simple Things

Beware of the Simple Things: 3 Flags to Look Out for in Domains Your new client already has a requirements document, and has been doing work in the domain for…

[I Don’t Know] How to Fail

Except, I suppose, for not trying. “Do or do not; there is no try.” Yoda Test: Given that I am alive, and alive is all about trying, we will ignore…

Fish and Chiplets

There is an article in today’s NYT Science Times about “Tiny Chiplets: A New Level of Micro Manufacturing.” This is a Xerox PARC project with DARPA money. Its awesome potential…

Let's Extend our Monkeysphere

You need to read this article on [Warning: NSFW]: what is the monkeysphere. Go on; I’ll wait. Funny; so true, but the author doesn’t go into how we can we…

Let’s Extend our Monkeysphere

You need to read this article on [Warning: NSFW]: what is the monkeysphere. Go on; I’ll wait. Funny; so true, but the author doesn’t go into how we can we…