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Elixir Wizards
Elixir Wizards
SmartLogic LLC
Shaun Robinson and Toran Billups on Using Elixir to Empower Online Learning
With the prevalence of at-home learning, teachers have to compete for student attention against numerous screen-based activities. Today we speak with engineering lead Shaun Robinson and Elixir developer Toran Billups about how Legends of Learning helps educators make their classrooms fun, engaging, and productive through their curriculum-based games. After chatting about Legends’ mission to empower teachers, we talk with Toran about how he landed a job there. He then shares his insights into securing Elixir jobs, touching on the importance of networking and building a portfolio of Elixir projects. We discuss why Elixir became Legends’ language of choice before exploring their process in adopting Elixir. Reflecting on their early server structure, Shaun explains their process of refactoring from their old code base into an Elixir monolith. Responding to a previous episode, where frustrations were shared about coding in LiveView, Toran talks about its advantages, despite its issues as a new technology. Later, Shaun and Toran dive into what you can do to help your company adopt Elixir. We wrap up another incredible conversation by asking our guests about their favorite Legend of Learning games. Tune in to hear more about Legend of Learning’s Elixir journey and how they’re using it to create dynamic learning environments. Key Points From This Episode: Exploring the mission and work of the Legends of Learning startup. Shaun and Toran share details about their backgrounds. Why building a van home is so similar to building software. Hear about Toran’s podcast on the human side of programming. Shaun talks about the time when he sold his Twitter and GitHub handle. What Toran did to land his first Elixir job. Why Legends of Learning decided to adopt Elixir. Insights into Legends of Learning’s early server architecture. Toran unpacks Legend’s hiring process. Why Shaun’s engineering team consists of remote workers. Toran shares the virtues of coding in LiveView. What Shaun did to refactor their old code base into an Elixir monolith. The process that Legends underwent when adopting Elixir. Advice on finding an Elixir role and adopting Elixir in your company. Hear about Shaun and Toran’s favorite Legend of Learning games. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: SmartLogic — Elixir Wizards Email — Shaun Robinson on LinkedIn — Toran Billups on Twitter — Toran Billups on LinkedIn — Legends of Learning — Vadim Polikov — Developing Fatigue Podcast — Kris Van Houghton — Dave Gardner — Legends of Learning Careers — Legends of Learning API Docs — Lonestar Elixir — Elixir Match — Elixir Match on GitHub — Chris McCord — — Bruce Tate — Postgraphile on GitHub — Martin Fowler — The Strangler Application — Timescale — ‘TimescaleDB 2.0 is now Generally Available’ — Sun, Moon & Stars: Patterns of Apparent Motion on Legends of Learning — Magic the Gathering — Legends of Learning Awakening — Hour of Code — Owl Pro — Special Guests: Shaun Robinson, Sundi Myint, and Toran Billups.
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Channel 9
Channel 9
How to Deploy Azure SQL Anywhere – Using Azure Arc for Data Services | Data Exposed
Join Data Platform MVP Ben Weissman as he explores Azure Arc for Data Services, Microsoft's solution to deploy services like Azure SQL to any cloud – including private clouds – using Kubernetes. He will take us through the core concepts of Azure Arc for Data Services and also demo how easy it is to deploy an Azure SQL Managed Instance on-premises while still being able to see its telemetry from the Azure portal. [01:10]​ Azure Arc overview [03:16]​ Azure Arc-enabled Data Services [06:04]​ Demo [12:45]​ How to learn more Resources: Azure Arc-Enabled Data Services Revealed About Ben Weissman: Ben Weissman has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5, mainly in the BI/Datawarehousing field. He is a Data Platform MVP, MCSE Data Management and Analytics, and a Certified Data Vault Data Modeler. He is also the first BimlHero Certified Expert in Germany and a co-author of "SQL Server Big Data Clusters" and "The Biml Book". Ben has been involved in more than 150 BI Projects and is always looking for ways to become more productive and make SQL Server even more fun! About MVPs: Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the "bleeding edge" and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real-world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries/regions and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others - that's what sets them apart. Learn more:
14 min
Practical AI 124: Green AI 🌲
Empirical analysis from Roy Schwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Jesse Dodge (AI2) suggests the AI research community has paid relatively little attention to computational efficiency. A focus on accuracy rather than efficiency increases the carbon footprint of AI research and increases research inequality. In this episode, Jesse and Roy advocate for increased research activity in Green AI (AI research that is more environmentally friendly and inclusive). They highlight success stories and help us understand the practicalities of making our workflows more efficient. Discuss on Changelog News Join Changelog++ to support our work, get closer to the metal, and make the ads disappear! Sponsors * The Brave Browser – Browse the web up to 8x faster than Chrome and Safari, block ads and trackers by default, and reward your favorite creators with the built-in Basic Attention Token. Download Brave for free and give tipping a try right here on * Code-ish by Heroku – A podcast from the team at Heroku, exploring code, technology, tools, tips, and the life of the developer. Check out episode 98 and episode 99 for insights on the ethical and technical sides of deep fakes. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. * Knowable – Learn from the world’s best minds, anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace through audio. Get unlimited access to every Knowable audio course right now. Click here to check it out and use code CHANGELOG for 20% off! Featuring * Roy Schwartz – Twitter, Website * Jesse Dodge – Twitter * Chris Benson – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website * Daniel Whitenack – Twitter, GitHub, Website Notes and Links * Green AI article in the communications of the ACM * Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes * Fine-Tuning Pretrained Language Models: Weight Initializations, Data Orders, and Early Stopping * Parameter-Efficient Transfer Learning for NLP * Reproducibility at EMNLP 2020
Azure DevOps Podcast
Azure DevOps Podcast
Jeffrey Palermo
Mark Fussell on Dapr 1.0 - Episode 130
Joining Jeffrey today is return guest, Mark Fussell! Mark works on the Azure Incubations Team and is the Product Manager for Dapr, the Distributed Application Runtime. He has been working at Microsoft for over 19 years and has been a passionate advocate for building microservice-based applications for the last 10 years. He has a proven track record of building innovative computing platforms, running large-scale cloud services, and starting new million-dollar businesses within corporations. Last time Mark was on the show, he and Jeffrey discussed Dapr and what it can do for developers. In this episode, Mark and Jeffrey discuss the new 1.0 release of Dapr. Mark shares how to build, test, deploy, and monitor an application that’s built and deployed using Dapr. He speaks about the team’s journey for the last six months with working on the 1.0 release, the new and exciting changes with the 1.0 release, and all that Dapr is currently capable of. Topics of Discussion: [:38] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes. [:50] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure, and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups. [1:16] About Jeffrey’s newest podcast, Architect Tips! [1:20] About today’s episode with return guest, Mark Fussell. [1:42] Jeffrey welcomes Mark Fussell back to The Azure DevOps Podcast. [2:03] Mark gives a rundown of what’s new at Microsoft, how he ended up on the Azure Incubations Team at Microsoft, and what the team works on. [3:15] An overview of Dapr. [5:08] The huge news for Dapr: the new 1.0 release. [5:41] Mark elaborates on the journey for the last six months with Dapr and what’s new and exciting with the 1.0 release. [7:07] Is Dapr aimed squarely at processes such as backend services with no UI (that either need to be triggered by something or to pop up and do something)? [9:19] Is Dapr only for Javascript apps? Is it for .NET developers? How is it positioned? [11:55] The strategy of Azure and the positioning of Dapr. [13:25] What are some of Dapr’s main goals? Can Dapr be as simple as a single backend process to a whole bunch of backend processes? [21:53] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure. [22:24] Is there overlap with Dapr and open-source distributed application frameworks for .NET such as MassTransit and NServiceBus? Did the Azure Incubations Team discuss these when developing Dapr? [24:19] Jeffrey and Mark dive into the operational side of Dapr. Mark speaks about how to build, test, deploy, and monitor an application that’s built and deployed using Dapr. [28:24] Does Dapr integrate with Application Insights on its own set of custom events and custom metrics? [29:28] What does deploying with ASP.NET look like? Is it possible, with Dapr, that you would not need to deploy a second process (whether it be Windows Service, Azure Function, or Containers) and you can simply bundle it in with a regular app service web application deployment? [33:51] Mark provides an update on the status of Kubernetes in Azure. [37:04] Discussing the future of running and deploying to Azure. Mentioned in this Episode: Architect Tips — New video podcast! Azure DevOps Clear Measure (Sponsor) .NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook! Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter — Follow to stay informed about future events! The Azure DevOps Podcast’s Twitter: @AzureDevOpsShow Mark Fussell’s LinkedIn Mark Fussell’s Twitter @MFussell Dapr Dapr on GitHubr Dapr for .NET Developers, by Robert Vettor, Sander Molenkamp, and Edwin van Wijk Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 66: “Mark Fussell on the Distributed Application Runtime or Dapr” KEDA Azure Queue Storage Azure Service Bus MassTransit NService Bus Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 128: “Simon Timms on Microservices Architecture” Azure Application Insights OpenTelemetry Collector ASP.NET Kubernetes Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 110: “Stefan Schackow on What’s New in Azure App Service” “Microsoft’s Dapr Introduces Cloud Native Development to the Enterprise” | The New Stack “Microsoft's most useful open-source project for Kubernetes, Dapr hits the 1.0 primetime” | The Register “Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) v1.0 Announced” | InfoQ “Microsoft’s Dapr open-source project to help developers build cloud-native apps hits 1.0” | TechCrunch “Microsoft’s open source Dapr hits prime time to help developers embrace microservices” | VentureBeat Want to Learn More? Visit AzureDevOps.Show for show notes and additional episodes.
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