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The Perils of 'Stay In Your Lane'
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The Perils of 'Stay In Your Lane'

That phrase translates roughly to "do your job and let others do theirs," but in our division, it was intended to stifle troublesome question-asking.

Lessons from PL/I:  A Most Ambitious Programming Language
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Lessons from PL/I: A Most Ambitious Programming Language

PL/I stands for Programming Language 1, and its aim was to be the Highlander of programming languages. 

Enabling AI Projects In An Enterprise
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Enabling AI Projects In An Enterprise

Identifying the development behaviors that have the highest chance of success for artificial intelligence efforts.

The Need For Combined Data And Analytic Governance
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The Need For Combined Data And Analytic Governance

Numbers don't mean anything if people don't understand, or trust, the computation behind them.

Inorganic Growth In Tech: Getting Shredded with Acquisitions
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Inorganic Growth In Tech: Getting Shredded with Acquisitions

Acquisitions happen quite often in the tech industry and are far more complicated to pull off successfully than popping a pill.

Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer
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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer

If only the best are hired, why isn't everybody great?

Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?
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Why Are There So Many Programming Languages?

Most languages differ less in what they make possible, and more in terms of what they make easy. 

Blockchain For What, Exactly?
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Blockchain For What, Exactly?

Considering the real-world consequences of blockchain hype.

Reinforcing Computer Science Education
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Reinforcing Computer Science Education

What do computer science students need to know to be successful in industry?

Tech Meetups In A Pandemic
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Tech Meetups In A Pandemic

By 2019, I generally thought there wasn't much that could surprise me about organizing meetups. Then Covid-19 hit. I was so wrong.

What Happened to Watson Health?
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What Happened to Watson Health?

A case study in portfolio management.
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