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What Is Hadoop? Video Series

On February 17, 2014 By

I produced this one-hour video series as an introduction to Hadoop for my employer MapR Technologies. Despite the low production budget, two of my modules hit Page 1 of YouTube search hits for keyword “MapReduce” (out of 123,000 possible results!). Across all modules, we’re well above 50,000 views and growing.

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For a bit of fun, I wrapped up the jTab JavaScript library by Paul Gallagher into a WordPress shortcode, to allow WordPress users to write guitar tab and chords directly into their blogs. It’s pretty cool.

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Simple Youtube Shortcode is a WordPress plugin that provides a shortcode to embed YouTube videos or playlists, with basic options for sizing the player and styling with CSS.

I needed a shortcode to simplify the task of embedding a YouTube video player into a client’s WordPress website, allowing both single videos or playlists, with options [...]

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When Integrated Investments International, a client I have consulted with for two years, needed a website for their new debt-finance operation, they called me up. The new website was forĀ In3 Finance, and it needed a combination of the pin-striped professionalism expected of a financial institution and the inspirational flair [...]

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As part of the “TED family,” the TEDx Santa Cruz team was granted a free license to live-stream one day of the live TED 2011 conference for a public audience. License is one thing, but the ability to stage a large, public screening event with 3 weeks notice is a whole other ball of wax.

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It can be tough evolving from a one-man shop to a well-established small business. My client Hunter Finnell Media has a full-service video production company in just such a situation. The company offers commercial audio and video production for individuals, businesses and organizations on California’s Central Coast, and demand for their services is growing like mad. I am a marketing and communications consultant for the company, having fun exploring how to brand the company, showcase its service on the web, and connect with clients through the web, social media, and TV.

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As a maker all-electric freeway commuter cars, Green Vehicles, Inc. works with leading-edge battery technology companies to power its electric vehicles. In this case Leyden Energy, Green Vehicles’ battery technology partner, was applying for a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant under the Vehicle Technologies Program. Green Vehicles was named as a sub-awardee for portions of the grant’s technology development that would occur within Green Vehicles. Such cases require the subawardee to contribute to the grant process as well.

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Inner Light Ministries was founded in 1997 as as part of the global New Thought spiritual movement, but today finds itself in a different world, with respect to media and connection with a broader audience. While this organization’s thinking and activism has always been cutting edge, its use of technology has typically [...]

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As a maker of battery-electric freeway commuter cars founded in 2007, Green Vehicles, Inc. had a leading-edge, clean-technology product. Meanwhile, the State of California wants to be the epicenter of clean-tech research and development. California’s SB71 created incentives for clean-tech companies to stay in-state, by excluding companies from sales and use tax (SUT) for equipment used for development and manufacturing of advanced energy and transportation products.

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Green Vehicles, Inc. is a maker of all-electric freeway commuter cars, and the company’s intention is to build the world’s most efficient, nontoxic vehicles manufactured with the most efficient, nontoxic methods. After the successful roll-out of commercial prototypes in 2009, by 2010 the company was ready for expansion to volume production.

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