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Andrew Oliver
Attended Mt. Dora High School
Lives in Durham, NC
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The first session of the day involved us getting turbaned up, there was a horse and +Darshan Pandya did not fall off (I'm so proud). There was more force feeding and burning cow dung (to purify everything) and +Krazy Kat TV hung out with his new friends... I managed to keep my turban until the cab, outdoing most of my hosts (whoohooo!)
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Pictures from +Darshan Pandya 's wedding (day 1/3). +Krazy Kat TV got henna :-P
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BLOG: That Time The Stupidsphere Showed Up

WARNING: POST CONTAINS POLITICS AND SNARK BUT ALSO SOME STUFF THAT ISN’T. If you follow me on Twitter (which I’ve told you not to do), you probably see the occasional RT or screencap from me, when the Stupidsphere shows up to tell me how stupid they are.…
WARNING: POST CONTAINS POLITICS AND SNARK BUT ALSO SOME STUFF THAT ISN'T. If you follow me on Twitter (which I've told you not to do), you probably see the occasional RT or screencap from me, when the Stupidsphere shows up to tell me how stupid they are. I wanted to talk about that in a forum that's a little more complex than 140 characters will allow. Let me define the Stupidsphere: contrary to their tiny-brained reasoning, I don't define the St...
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OSI Pres +Andrew Oliver  & Neo Technology CEO Emil Eifrem talk @Hadoop&@Neo4j in ITBusinessEdge "Rethinking Databases: Why Data’s Shape May Matter Most" #bigdata   #nosql   #rdbms  #opensource
What makes graph databases useful is the data’s structure, which helps you in creating connections among people, data and objects.
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The rest of yesterday's festivities. More dancing, a lot of force feeding, a beautiful and very colorful venue. Live performances by +Darshan Pandya 's family members.. In the end +Krazy Kat TV "I'm not tired" was killed in the cab :-)
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Today +Krazy Kat TV and I got to smell burning cow dung used for "purification", got our foreheads painted, Ephram's henna darkened over night, we visited a park where all the 80s playground equipment that I grew up with but has since been banned still exists, attempted to play cricket with some neighborhood children (I don't know what the score was but I'm pretty sure I lost) and ate until we were stuffed. Just another day in +Darshan Pandya 's Big Fat Indian Wedding...

(and there is another ceremony to come)
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India day 0-1. Ephram's first coconut, Ephram's first autorickshaw (with Darshan), Ephram's Lassi, Ephram suit shopping (sadly the hat and shoes didn't fit)
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Lenovo is proud to formally announce a partnership with Cloudera to bring forward a tool box of solutions for Hadoop deployments. Lenovo’s newly acquired System x portfolio had an existing relationship with Cloudera, and has released a variety of reference architectures around Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub
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Everything You Need to Know about #Hadoop Now! Catch +Andrew Oliver 's talk & many more at +All Things Open Oct 22-23 in downtown Raleigh, NC #opensource   #bigdata  
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Durham, NC
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Mt. Dora, FL - Birmingham, AL - Büdelsdorf, Germany
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President of Open Software Integrators, LLC
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Founder and President of Open Software Integrators, LLC (http://osintegrators.com).  Open Software Integrators specializes in Open Source solutions (consulting, training, application development).  We have offices in both Durham, NC and Chicago, IL. We do training, consulting and application development.  We specialize in mobile, open source and cloud-based technologies especially but not exclusively including: Java, Ruby, Linux, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Titanium (for cross-platform),  Hadoop, MongoDB, Couchbase and Neo4j.   A lot of our work comes through our partners such as VMWare (http://vmware.com) and Neo Technologies http://www.neotechnology.com as well as our sister company ShadowSoft (http://shadow-soft.com).

I'm write a weekly column on application development topics for InfoWorld (http://www.infoworld.com/author-bios/andrew-oliver) and am always looking for new ideas to write about.

I formally served on the board of the Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org) and I still help out as a member.  

As a developer turned manager, I'm a Java and Linux kind of guy.  I don't like problems that I can't solve (i.e. because some vendor won't cough up the code).  A core interest of mine is in bringing new and emerging technologies into our practice and building on specialties within our organization.

I'm a dad with 3 kids, a wife, and a red 2009 Ninja 650!  I'm a foodie who lives in the "foodiest small town" in North America.  I'm a geek who has watched Battlestar Galactica more times than you have.
Education
  • Mt. Dora High School
  • Eustis High School
  • Dream Lake Elementary
  • Roseborough Elementary
  • Tavares Middle School
  • Mt. Dora Middle School
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Jimbo's is amazing. This is the place you go for organic produce. The packaged stuff is a bit pricey and can be had elsewhere, but the produce is generally the best around. The produce is cheaper than average than Whole Foods. While it is more expensive than Sprouts, they have more of a selection if you're going organic (or as I like to call it: avoiding cancer).
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
The beers are great and even the more unique beers could be session beers. I.e. Some places you try their more artistic brews and are like "good but I couldn't possibly drink more than one of those." The people are nice, the environment is laid back, and it isn't super hot. I found the beers incredibly superior to Societe down the street and that you can sit at the bar and get bar service (rather than having to wait in line between brews) is a big deal.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
They are apparently closed.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This is probably where you want to eat if you are in any of the nearby hotels. The food will be better and about 1/3 of the cost of the hotel. The service is good esp if you sit at the bar. The view is good. Better wine place than bar. The duck was excellent. Yes it could use a scrubbing but it isn't real bad. The biggest downside is they allow smoking in the outside seating.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Mediocre beer for a brewery of its type. Even at the bar you have to get up and wait in line for each beer. Impressive looking brewing operation. Music is god awful...they played the Bee Gees for zod's sake!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This place had a really weak opening and just before Mateo's opened. The service vastly improved and the food is top notch. Meanwhile Mateo's let things slide. Give this place another try.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
There is nothing wrong per se. The service is great and the food is okay. The service is excellent but a plate of chicken, a salad and 2 drinks and you are out $100. Hey I am okay paying for fine dining and I don't expect a hotel restaurant overlooking the Ocean to be a bargain, but if you are going to charge $30 for chicken, how about marinating it and maybe something free range or make what it sits in especially tasty....I mean step it up so that the food isn't a let down.
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