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My Remote Year: Making the Most of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

At the end of January 2016 I packed my bags and set out for a year of traveling and working abroad with 75 people I'd never met as a participant in a program called Remote Year. It would be a journey of a lifetime. In just over a year, I traveled to 26 countries spanning 11 time zones. I summited an 18,000ft (6,000m) mountain, ate piranha I caught from the Amazon rain forest, learned to scuba dive, earned my European private pilot license, and bailed a friend out of a Thai jail. And I did it all while working full time as Seeq's Architect.

Online Office Parties at Seeq: The Virtual Baby Shower

In previous jobs, organizing a social gathering for my team was relatively straightforward; people do it all the time.  For a co-located team, the steps are clear and obvious.  First, find a conference room that is not only available, but as secret/hidden as you need it to be.  

How well do you really know your coworkers? A virtual company shares all.

Seeq is now, and always has been, a fully distributed company. We have no physical office, and we hire people from all over the country and world. We've all come to love the benefits of working from the comfort of our homes, but people outside the company  and prospective candidates tend to share a common concern: "How do you stay connected on a human level?" 

The New Rise of Time Series Databases

The multi-billion-dollar Time Series Databases markets now find industry heavyweights vying for position in a once-quiet category.

Time series data storage and management has long been an interesting—if quiet—market category. It’s been a multi-billion-dollar business for years and a mainstay in process manufacturing plants since the 1980s.

2017 In Review

My favorite Christmas story is “The Grinch who Stole Christmas” and I am sad to say that I wasn’t able to find a Grinch sweater for our executive picture this year. Obviously, we found several festive options, but no Grinch. Maybe next year, in the meantime Happy Holidays!

Will the real AI please stand up?

CB Insights, an analyst firm focused on startups, is holding its Aha! conference in early December where it will unveil its list of the top “AI 100” companies. That’s right, CB Insights had to select “just” 100 AI companies claiming to use AI in their product. (More on CB Insights and their conference in the December blog.) With so much market noise, it’s no wonder the Gartner Hype Cycle (another analyst firm, for IT audiences) has “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning” at the highest level of their July 2017 Technology Hype Cycle report, in the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” category.