It’s all about data

20 September 2010

Data

I love data. I've spent the majority of my academic and professional career finding ways to glean knowledge from the vast data resources available. Often, erroneous decisions are made simply due to a lack of knowledge event though relevant information is available. As Rutherford D. Rogers said:

We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge.

Current technology allows for the storage of vast amounts of structured and unstructured data. Regardless of the choice of representation, the same kinds of questions permeate the use of these kinds of technology: "How can I maximize the usefulness of the data I am storing?"

My Background

My fascination with data started with relational databases. I have studied and taught relational theory for many years. There is an inherent beauty surrounding the mathematical models behind relational theory and the concepts surrounding normalization. I am also intrigued by artificial intelligence and machine learning. I finished my Masters in Computer Science at the University of Utah and decided to pursue a PhD in Machine Learning with the hopes of simplifying the way the .NET community interacts with these really novel algorithms. I started a .NET library for Machine Learning (still in incubation phase) with the goal of having these things understood better (mostly by me). I love talking about these things and helping others understand these difficult concepts simply because by explaining them I understand them a bit more.

Technical Evangelist

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by DevExpress to be a Technical Evangelist. I was thrilled to accept their invitation! I have been using DevExpress tools for the last 6 or so years because of their sheer awesomeness! I am also tremendously excited about the things I'll be able to do with data! DevExpress has unmatched ways to aggregate and visualize data.

What would you me like to do?

I want to help! Have a pesky data problem? Need help visualizing your data? I am happy to take questions at my brand-spanking-new-address sethj@devexpress.com. I am confident that with the awesome juice we'll be squeezing out of your data, together with some DevExpress sugar, we'll be making some truly refreshing software.

 

Seth Juarez
Email: sethj@devexpress.com
Twitter: @SethJuarez

4 comment(s)
Sigurd Decroos

You've got mail :).

20 September, 2010
Glen Harvy

Ding Dong .. more mail :-)

20 September, 2010
Seth Juarez (DevExpress)

Love email! Keep 'em coming!

21 September, 2010
Mark Harby

Hi Seth

Good to have you on-board.

A series (blog/video) on real-world data editing and presentation  using DevExpress components and ADO.Net Enttity Framework  would be a good start. eg Order Entry with detail adds/deletes/key changes (you know, all the stuff Beth Massey never goes any where near !).

Mark Harby

Nottingham. UK

21 September, 2010

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