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Chris De Vries
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I had a late birthday present arrive. The paper titled 'Parallel Streaming Signature EM-tree: A Clustering Algorithm for Web Scale Applications' I co-authored with Lance, Shlomo and Richi was accepted at WWW 2015 (http://www.www2015.it/). This is the #1 international conference for all things World Wide Web related. I couldn't think of a better venue for it to be published. I am really amazed after receiving a nomination for an outstanding Ph.D and I am humbled by having this paper that continued my Ph.D research accepted at such a great venue.
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It is finally official. You can now call me Dr Chris. I received official notification of the award of my PhD from QUT. It is awesome to be done and my thesis is already online! http://eprints.qut.edu.au/75862/
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Amazing sidewalk succulent on a street in Oakland.
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My PhD reviews are back and I was nominated for an outstanding thesis award. Very happy :)
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I wrote a long piece on LinkedIn reflecting on Steven Brill's excellent Time Magazine cover story "Code Red_", about the rescue of healthcare.gov by a small team of volunteer techies from Silicon Valley. My conclusions:   

Hats off to the rescue team.  They did a great service, while also demonstrating that yes, a small team with the right skills can do more than disorganized, mismanaged teams of contractors charging the government hundreds of millions of dollars.  But if we think that bringing Silicon Valley to the rescue is that simple, we're missing the big opportunity, which is to change the way we design and manage these projects. 

The lesson of the Code Red exercise wasn't that you can just sprinkle some Silicon Valley fairy dust and go back to business as usual.  The "emergency measures" of the rescue need to lead us to a profound rethinking of how government creates IT projects.

At the same time, this is a long process, and we do need folks from Silicon Valley (and other tech hubs) to engage with it.  There's a lot to fix, and now is the time!
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"Horrifying clown statue deep in the woods" http://feedly.com/k/ZvE6oW
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K-tree website updated, http://ktree.sf.net. A paper has been accepted!
The ClueWeb09 and ClueWeb12 document collections are some of the largest document collections used for research. They contain 500 million and 733 million English language documents respectively. The Streaming EM-tree algorithm using binary document vectors produced by TopSig has been used to ...
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An interesting read. Driving cars makes people unhappy.

"cyclists report feeling connected to the world around them in a way that is simply not possible in the sealed environment of a car, bus or train. Their journeys are both sensual and kinesthetic."

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/01/secrets-worlds-happiest-cities-commute-property-prices
What makes a city a great place to live – your commute, property prices or good conversation? Charles Montgomery finds out
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ClusterEval 1.0 has been released today. Read more in my blog post at http://chris.de-vries.id.au/2013/06/clustereval-10-release.html.
Today I have released ClusterEval 1.0. This program compares a clustering to a ground truth set of categories according to multiple different measures. It also includes a novel approach called 'Divergence from a Random Baseli...
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Software Engineer
Employment
  • CeleraOne
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Queensland University of Technology
    Tutor for Systems Programming Subject, 2008 - 2011
  • Altech
    Network Administrator, Technician, 2002 - 2004
  • Chris De Vries
    Network Administration Contractor, 2004 - 2005
  • JK Tech
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Google
    Software Engineering Intern, 2007 - 2008
  • Marcom Projects
    Network Administration Contractor, 2002 - 2005
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Christopher M. De Vries
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Software Engineer
Introduction
Cyclist, Sign Spotter, and, Science and Technology Enthusiast.
Bragging rights
Wrote a PhD thesis for fun and profit.
Education
  • Queensland University of Technology
    Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Communications, 2004 - 2014
    BIT (software engineering and data communications with distinction), MIT (research), Ph.D. (computer science)