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Rebecca is Battery's vice president of communications and content.


Smart People on Ice: Shapiro, Leventhal, Part Two–What Fosters True Innovation and Risk-Taking in Tech

In part two of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” video with Mike Shapiro and Adam Leventhal, the two discuss the culture of innovation at…

Data wrangling is a huge--and surprisingly so--part of the job . . . It's something that is not appreciated by data civilians. At times, it feels like everything we do.

Monica Rogati, VP for data science at Jawbone, on the "janitorial" nature of much big-data work, in the New York Times, Aug. 17, 2014



Independence Pass

Aspen Dispatch: An Uncertain Future for Low-Wage Workers

The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly six years. Services like Uber and TaskRabbit are providing new, Internet-enabled ways for people to…

Smart People on Ice: Adam Jacob on Open Source and Chef, Part 2

Here’s the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” interview with¬†Adam Jacob, a co-founder and CTO of IT-automation company Chef. Alex and Adam…


If you have too much money, you buy VMware. If you have too much time, you buy OpenStack.

Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems, at GigaOm Structure, June 19, 2014


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