How to efficiently monitor AWS news with Feedly.com

AWS is the most advanced public cloud available nowadays due to its constant stream of innovation. That, however, means that it’s impossibly difficult to keep up with the non-stop flow of blog posts, videos and tweets. By my estimate, to…

FinOps Foundation’s “FinOps Certified Professional” Certification

We write to share our experience and reflections upon being the first students, and graduates (Jiri & Ermanno) of the FinOps Foundation’s FinOps Certified Professional certification program. Significance of the Cloud Costs Problem While only 5-15% of IT workloads have…

Career Advice for a 20-Year-Old

A friend asked me to talk to his son about how to choose a university and his career. These notes, always under construction, is the key advice. General Advice Always do the most difficult thing you can do. Be extremely…

On Books Reading

We have been fighting on this planet for ten thousand years; it would be idiotic and unethical to not take advantage of such accumulated experiences. If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be…

Exploring Code of Hands-On Financial Trading w/ Python with DataSpell

JetBrains DataSpell is JetBrains new IntelliJ-based (the same engine as in JetBrains PyCharm) IDE for Jupyter Notebooks. The principal difference between PyCharm and DataSpell is the focus – PyCharm is an IDE for general Python development and DataSpell is an…

On Employment Screening Tests

Nowadays, the trend is to use computer-based tests to provide “a rich view of the candidates’ abilities“. However, the quality of these tests varies dramatically, and the hiring managers may not be aware of the typical problems with the tests.…
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