The most valuable trait a person can have

I am writing this piece as an employee, a past manager, father, and husband. It is just my opinion; and I am sure it can be debated. There is one quality that stands out more than any other. …

Google Search: “Can you get COVID-19 twice.?” The answers to my search query were an absolute “YES.” I also know for a fact that you can because I have had COVID-19 twice. In less than 7 months, this disease has had its way with my body. The first time was…

Every morning as I begin my day at work, I think to myself “How can I be a JERK at WORK!” How can I talk over others? How can I talk about ME? How can I make sure that even if I have nothing to say, I AM GONNA SAY…

I have struggled with weight almost all of my life. I guess this makes me an expert at being obese. It hurts. Nothing worse than not fitting in your clothing or being uncomfortable to take a picture. I totally get it. I also have tried everything to lose weight. This…

I am sure all of you have heard about the Google / Looker merger last week and then, of course, the Tableau / Salesforce merger right on its heels. I love the Google / Looker merger! Pure genius. All BI is a commodity! They all do the same thing: build…

‘GOD #### IT, you stupid F##KING people. We are so “F##KED.” WE HAVE TO GET IT TOGETHER NOW, OR HEADS ARE GONNA ROLL.” — stop it. This does not work.

NOTE: This is not a reflection of people I have worked with for the past 10 years. …

AWS GLUE: Crawler, Catalog, and ETL Tool

Glue is a sticky wet substance that binds things together when it dries. It is also the name for a new serverless offering from Amazon called AWS Glue. Cool Marketing for sure!

So what is AWS Glue?

Glue can go out and crawl for data assets contained in your AWS…

AWS Athena

AWS Athena is a query service that enables users to analyze data resident in Amazon’s popular Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and other AWS services. At first blush the process of using Athena is very simple. You select the data set in S3 where your data is located…

Don’t ask any questions.

When the solemn circumstance was announced it struck a deep and sorrowful chord in our collective souls. It resounded our lives and dampened the piercing clatter of a rushed modern world. It was not for a lack of effort, intellect, or creativity. It is nothing but…

In part one of this blog post we discussed the traits of people you should try to build in a data science team. Of course technical, statistical, programming and mathematical skills are needed. However, it takes much more. We discussed the following traits: The Pioneer, The Cattle Herder, The Muscle…

John Thuma

Data Nerd! Walking the Data wire for 30 years. If you are serious about data and analytics then I might be interesting to you!

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