Adam Stiles

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Keeping Paul Safe - Satellites and the IoT

by on July 29, 2018 11:22 am
One my good friend’s dad loves to hike alone in remote areas near Yosemite. Let’s call him Paul. Paul has had some health issues, and my friend worries about Paul getting incapacitated while he’s miles away from the lodge where he stays. There is very limited cell coverage in this area. My friend wants his… Read more Keeping Paul Safe - Satellites and the IoT

A Map-Reduce Example

by on July 23, 2018 9:39 am
As a part of his presentation this week on Big Data, Srijan Kumar covered Map Reduce as a strategy for processing large datasets in a highly parallel environment. In previous weeks on this blog, I’ve covered a startup I co-founded in 2004 and discussed how things have changed in leading IT trends. This week, I’ll… Read more A Map-Reduce Example

Detecting Phishing on the "Edge"

by on July 19, 2018 9:38 am
Last week I talked about how building software in 2004 was different than in 2018 in the context of an anti-phishing startup I co-founded at that time. This week I want to dive deeper into how we used machine learning. According to Craig Martell, head of a data science group at Linked In, the goal of… Read more Detecting Phishing on the "Edge"

How 2018 Software is Different From 2004

by on July 12, 2018 1:22 pm
During her presentation to class on Friday, Jetlore’s COO Montse Medina shared the story of how Jetlore got started, and specifically how software in 2018 is different from 2008. Her startup story remind me of my own. In 2004, I co-founded CollectiveTrust Solutions to develop anti-phishing technologies. I was coming off of five years building… Read more How 2018 Software is Different From 2004

Unicorn Poop is a Tobacco Flavor

by on July 6, 2018 5:00 pm
I run by this ad at a bus stop near my home several times a week. I’d never given it a second thought until Sequoia Capital partner Carl Eschenbach’s presentation to our class during Week 1. One distinctive of venture firm Sequoia is that eighty percent of their limited partners are non-profits and charitable foundations.… Read more Unicorn Poop is a Tobacco Flavor