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Andrew Oliver
Attended Mt. Dora High School
Lives in Durham, NC
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Volunteering at the Durham Prison Books Cooperative
I met the organizer of the Prison books cooperative, "Kat," at a meetup for people hoping to grow their own veggies without killing them. The idea of the program is simple. They receive letters from prisoners and then send them the books they request. The b...
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14 ways your company can use #DataScience and technologies like #ApacheSpark
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Please attend my #BrightTalk  on Going #DataDriven  with #Hadoop  and #ApacheSpark  tomorrow! A lot of other nice folks have signed up but I'm missing YOU. 
Going Data Driven with Hadoop and/or Apache Spark as a Service
Wed, September 23, 2015, 1:00 PM
https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9059/172051

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10 Ways our #Data Overlords could serve us better! Hey, @acoliver we particularity liked the one about @marriot ;) http://ow.ly/Mlj7r
Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right
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While the Seamus us away the band will play...an extended jam session version of Blondie. #popupchorus #Durham
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Big news from #elasticon that #elasticsearch has rebranded the company as #elastic and acquired #cloud search provider #Found 
In an exclusive interview, the CEO and CTO of the company formerly known as Elasticsearch talk about the acquisition of Found, the diversity of customer use cases, and future product plans
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This week's Mammoth Post! A Scalable Architecture for Online Retail or "Why Did My Favorite Retailer Crash on Black Friday"

http://mammothdata.com/a-scalable-architecture-for-online-retail/
Looking to scale your online retail website? Getting crushed by the Holidays? We talk you through the why and how of internet scalability and resiliency.
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#Marijuana BIZ - Evolving from paper to the #cloud & #bigdata analytics http://ow.ly/S2F89 @eCannabiscom @GrowBuddyApp @NewFrontier420
The marijuana business is making the leap from paper ledgers to the cloud and big data analytics, offering a provocative example for us all
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Of course a "secure" website that can access all features of your browser is anyone who paid the certificate mafia. This is disgusting. Oh, they are working on the indicators for self-signed certificates. Holding your breath?

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/04/30/deprecating-non-secure-http/
Today we are announcing our intent to phase out non-secure HTTP. There's pretty broad agreement that HTTPS is the way forward for the web.  In ...
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While the Seamus is away the band will play...a big Blondie jam session... #Durham #popupchorus
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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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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
The hotel is in roughly the condition of a Days Inn or Bugetel. I'm platinum and they didn't honor my room type. First room smelled like a stale smoke bowling alley. Got switched. Really not in good enough condition to be even a Fairfield.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
first they took my reservation despite not having cars. I sat on hold for an hour with corp office while the guys at the desk made fun of other customers. 'luckily' someone brought a car back and they gave it to me. It was dirty but I didn't care I was late and just wanted to go. We did the ceremonial walk around but the garage was so dimly lit that I couldn't see much. I pretty much drove between two hotels Baltimore to Greenbelt. Now (after cleaning the area and with a flash) they claim I damaged the car under the drivers side door. It is just a scratch and no way I would have seen it. Worst experience ever. I'm platinum and this is the service I got? After a week of phone tag with the manager I've switched to Hertz.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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So I was the only person in there. The service wasn't BAD for a busy place, but I guess that I had to put the effort into flagging down the waiter kind of bothered me given that nobody else was there. The food wasn't "bad" per se, but I went vegan in part because I like vegetables. I ordered one of the specials (West Lake) that sounded interesting. It was kind of cool that they made the mock fish look like a whole fish including the tail...but that was a lot of fried seitan with essentially mushroom gravy over the top to eat. The only veggies really were some steamed broccoli on the side. I wasn't offered a dessert menu. I managed to flag down the other person working there and had looked up on the online that they had key lime pie. I asked if I could have a slice of that. She brought me the check. I waited a few minutes and asked again, and she told me they weren't serving dessert today. It wasn't terrible really, but I have a lot better options (from Franchia on park to Terris and Bombay sandwhich or Moaz...) with better service and better food...with real veggies and everything. Not that not everything is vegan but vegan things are marked on the menu. So I guess the best way to describe this is vegetarian food for meat eaters who don't want to think about the plants that their food might have come from...
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Had a great experience here. Stopped in for a late night drink and Meredith was super friendly and helpful. The service is great, the people are nice and I'd definitely recommend it!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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.
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reviewed a year ago