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MeasureCamp is coming to Cincinnati

The internationally-renowned data analytics unconference, MeasureCamp, is coming to Cincinnati on May 13, 2017! 

MeasureCamp is a free event run by the digital analytics community, for the digital analytics community. The “unconference” format has no scheduled presentations. Instead, attendees exchange ideas and ask each other to create “sessions” on the spot, whether it’s leading a technical conversation or a creative brainstorm. Anyone who wants to join the analytics conversation is welcome to attend.

Translating Real-World Randomness To Create Digital Security

Or, how I used a deck of cards to protect my data.

*Estimated reading time: 11 minutes, 20 seconds

Every year, our data becomes more accessible as the world is increasingly interconnected and more services we depend on become available online. This allows for an ease that was unimaginable just twenty years ago. You can bank, apply for a mortgage and credit cards, share personal photos, store important documents and get a real-time view into your home at any time.

Topics: culture

Scaling off AWS: Exploring Go for High Performance Services

Estimated reading time: 14 minutes, 22 seconds

Several months ago, our CTO wrote about our transition from AWS services to open source counterparts. In that post, he discussed the reasons for building on AWS in the first place, as well as why we now had to move off of it. In essence, Astronomer needs the ability to run in any cloud, so breaking our dependence on any one cloud provider is a must. In addition to the SaaS version of Astronomer, we have an enterprise edition that gives enterprises full control of running the Astronomer platform in their own cloud deployments.

Topics: dev

A Sales Experiment: Why We Scrapped the SDR Role

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes, 21 seconds

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” - Teddy Roosevelt

In business, decisiveness is of critical importance. Yet decisiveness does not operate in a vacuum. The power to make decisions should not be measured by the results it produces, but by the information fueling the process. Why? Because the information driving a decision causes a result, whereas looking at the result alone only suggests a correlation between the information powering the decision and the subsequent outcome. This begs the question: how does one go about getting the best information in order to make a decision, leading to what Ol’ Teddy calls “the right thing?”

Topics: growth