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Hello World!

There is a first time for everything... at least, that’s what my father used to say, and sometimes he was right. As I have been blogging for quite some time for my employers or through other channels, I think the time has come for me to have a personal blog that allows me a bit more freedom to explore what might be closer to my personal interest, where I can let go a bit, and include a deeper (or not) and personal view on topics concerning data:

Data in its several forms, with multiple layers, and from many perspectives. From traditional databases to new databases, from small to big data, simple to complex events. Intelligent and not so intelligent data.

Hello to the Data of Things!

I want to start with the iconic Hello World! phrase because it marked one of the most important moments in my career in IT. The phenomenal book written by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie called “The C programming language” was my introduction to the world of C and UNIX, which led, eventually, via a software programming career, to the challenging and awesome experience of data mingling.


Brian Kernighan playing tribute to Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs

Data has become a fundamental material for almost all human activities in our lives, and as this presumably will not change and by the contrary will be reinforced, we need to think about data as a key driver in current and future human life. This blog will be devoted to talk about data, the technology, and the people who work with it, from its source, its processing, and movement, to its destination. People are changing our lives by using data in a unique or special way.

So, dearest reader, this blog is devoted to the Data of Things, from data sources and targets, the technologies involved, and those who produce it, use it, and manage it, … and maybe more.

A huge chunk to bite off, I know, but a delicious one, too. :)

Of course, do not hesitate to comment, discuss, and make this blog live… You just need to use the comment space below to start the conversation.
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