Travels with Charley: In Search of America is mainly what they call a travelogue o travel literature. It's not the first time that I read one and I'm starting to enjoy the genre. I added this one to my want to read in Goodreads a long time ago after reading some hilarious paragraphs during a couple of English lessons, and the rest of the book had not disappointed me at all.
In 1960, a 58 years old John Steinbeck bought a small camper to drive around the United States with his dog (Charley). He called the camper Rocinante (here you have a picture of it), the perfect name for a saddle in which to go on adventures.
Incredible statistics related to food at FOSDEM 2018
After an interesting Saturday, finished with a great dinner with some friends in one of our favorite restaurants in Brussels, my Sunday at FOSDEM started again very early.
My choices for the Sunday were again diverse and (in most cases) successful. Apart from the closing keynotes, I spent some time in the Legal and Policy Issues devroom, a couple of talks in the HPC, Big Data, and Data Science devroom and half the afternoon in the Geospatial devroom.
Simon Phipps speaking about the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in FOSDEM 2018
After an uncertain landing a few hours ago (the airport in Madrid was barely working due to a snowy morning), I've just arrived home but instead of having some rest after an intense and though-provoking FOSDEM I felt the urge to start writing about my weekend in Brussels.
The final overview of the modular JDK, by Mark Reinhold @ Twitter
A couple of days ago DZone published an article called 9 Things Java Programmers Should Learn in 2018. I liked the idea and I even recommended the article to a couple of colleagues who are trying to reorient their professional career. After the advice I added some personal disclaimers about the content, to the point that one of my friends wisely told me: "if you don't agree with these recommendations, why don't you write your own article?"
...and that brought us here :-)
Un tag cloud con los juegos a los que jugué en 2017, el tamaño indica cantidad de partidas
Vuelvo al castellano, para dar continuidad a esta serie de análisis sobre las partidas que he jugado durante el año anterior.
As explained in the previous post, I've recently been in Normandy and Brittany with my friend Agatha. After publishing the first part of the trip: Normandy: a brief opinionated guide now I proceed to do the same with Brittany.
Some months ago I wrote in the blog about my road trip through the Romantikstraße in Austria. I shared the trip with Agatha and it went great, so we took advantage of the fact that we both had several pending holidays for this year and repeated the experience in two of the most beautiful regions in France: Normandy and Brittany. This post will be a summary of our experience in Normandy and hopefully I'll be able to write a similar one for Brittany.
Big Data Spain 2017
Last week I attended Big Data Spain, a renowned event focused particularly on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It's a reference event about Big Data, not only in Spain but across Europe. The event is almost entirely held in English and attracts top level speakers and public.
I couldn't take a lot of notes, but I'll summarize the talks that deserve your attention
For many different reasons I have had to discuss quite a lot recently about the professionalism of some people. Sometimes, because a person feels that she (I will use the feminine as neutral gender) is not being treated fairly with respect of her category, or because her performance is disappointing for others, sometimes after unfair comparisons between colleagues, ... As a common element, a diabolical concept was almost always being misused in these situations: Seniority
As you probably know, we are celebrating the XXX Anniversary of ARP-SAPC with a special event this next Saturday (Sep 30th) with Alfonso López Borgoñoz (@lopezborgonoz). As an addition to this celebration, a week later we'll be honoured to host a Skeptics in the Pub Madrid special event with Susan Gerbic.