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    Becoming Certified in AWS Machine Learning

    In March of 2019, AWS introduced their newest certification, the AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty certification. The certification is “intended for individuals who perform a development or data science role. It validates a candidate’s ability to design, implement, deploy, and maintain machine learning (ML) solutions for given business problems.”...
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    Decluttering importance and how to do it

    I am glad you are here! Let’s talk about decluttering. The straightforward explanation of Decluttering as per Google is getting rid of stuff you don’t need or use anymore. For me it is a lot more than letting go of items. For me, it changed my perspective of looking at...
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    Summer in Review: Apprenticeship at Source Allies

    Source Allies had three apprentices during Summer 2020! They got to learn and gain experience with test-driven development, pair programming, cloud infrastructure, mobile development, and much more. Each apprentice had their own unique experience over the course of the summer, and gave a presentation in August to showcase their growth...
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    Case Study: Delivering Mobile Solutions at Your Fingertips

    DEFINING THE PROBLEM Our global industrial automation manufacturer needed a platform that allowed sales representatives and third-party technicians to view customer product details from their mobile devices. Sales reps/technicians were used to having to travel back to their office in order to access availability, pricing, and item history. As you...
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    Dockerize Your Dev Environment: Part 2

    The previous post highlighted the struggle in having to maintain a development environment in our cross-platform, multi-language, cloud-native, microservices-oriented world. The operations side of many organizations have leaned on Docker to provide some sanity. Let’s look at how we can use containers on the dev side as well. The VS...
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    Dockerize Your Dev Environment: Part 1

    The subject of this blog post is about Docker. Except, it’s not really about Docker. It’s about changing our mentality around our development environments. Specifically, about the way we haven’t yet broken free of our old patterns in setting up our development machine. To borrow the adage, this post is...
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    Hackathon in Review: 2019

    As we gear up to plan this year’s Hackathon, I can’t help but reflect on all the success the 2019 event saw. We were able to add five additional participant spots and featured another project! Hackathon provides a few different outlets for teammates. We are able to not only work...
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    Dates and Deadlines in Agile: A Delivery Lead's Perspective

    In the world of agile sometimes dates matter, hold on let me finish. The day something goes to production should not be considered firm until closer to delivery. Stakeholders consider a date the date, but in reality, they are really hard to set. They are based on estimates, based on...
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    Glue ETL Development with Dev Endpoint Notebooks

    In this post I will go through a simple tutorial for using Dev Endpoints and notebooks for Glue ETL development. This tutorial will be intentionally basic, so that you can get an understanding of how dev endpoint notebooks can be useful for your ETL development without getting bogged down in...
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    At Home with SAI Core Values

    For 20 years, face-to-face collaboration and side-by-side pair programming have helped Source Allies teammates build a strong web of working relationships. These relationships grow between teammates, partners, Source Allies as a whole and the local developer community. Two months ago, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Source Allies teammates had to...