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James Jensen
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Health Catalyst is among only 35 companies globally chosen for Gallup's Great Workplace Award this year. W00t!
The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes organizations that take excellence to a new level. Here is a listing of current and previous winners of this prestigious award.
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Interesting article. Inasmuch as machine learning algorithms rely on feedback from humans--such as which ads we click on--they are subject to the same biases, even (and perhaps especially) without any understanding of social concepts like race.

As we go about making machines smarter, how can we avoid teaching them to make the very mistakes that we, ourselves, are making? And when the machines we use mirror and amplify our own behaviors, how can we avoid living in an echo chamber that only reinforces our natural inclinations?
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I just spent 20 minutes deciding whether to start an email with 'Hi' or 'Hey', so I think it transferred correctly. |< · < ? > >|. Protip: If you don't like how your garden is growing, you can click to prune it. Copy the URL to save/share (garden will be view-only from other browsers.) ...
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Sometimes we don't think about the long term consequences of the little programming decisions we make from day to day. And sometimes those seemingly insignificant choices can make life a virtual hell for other people.
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It sure is nice to be part of something that's making a real, measurable difference in people's lives. Here's how we moved the needle for stroke patients at Allina:
- 7% reduction in hospitalizations
- 7% reduction in hospital days
- 46% reduction in emergency department visits
- Mortality per 1000 strokes reduced from 36 to 0
- Secondary stroke reduced 8%
Why invest in post stroke care coordination? Allina Health’s efforts realized lower mortality rates and $350,000 savings from reduced hospital days and …
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Please join me in praying for these missionaries. This is the mission I served in.
Mormon missionaries serving in the Paris, France mission were seriously injured in Tuesday's Belgium explosion at the Brussels airport, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disclosed this morning.
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I was really pleased with how sli.do gave me a way to gather feedback from my audience during my talk at Code Camp 2016. Here's a recap of the information I was able to gather during the talk.
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This had me laughing out loud. Nicely done, guys.
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My dad recently asked me what I think is the next big thing in technology: what will fundamentally change the way people live their lives? This article pretty well sums up many of my thoughts on the matter.

I don't think "the singularity" will happen as soon or in the way that some people think, but Artificial Intelligence is going to have a big impact on a variety of industries, and the market will have to adapt. In the relative near-term, I expect robots will take on most of the work in moving objects and people from place to place: big rig trucking, public transit, taxi cabs, doorstep deliveries, and warehouse loading will probably be done almost entirely by machines a few decades from now.

This effect is nothing new. Factory production has moved people away from most of the menial labor they used to do, and into more of an overseer role. As a result, we enjoy many conveniences that would have been economically unfeasible otherwise. Personal computers and other office machinery has largely replaced most secretarial work, and instead we have to train every office worker how to use these machines. So far, the job market has always adapted to these new realities, and things are generally better for the introduction of these new technologies.

But at some point, if we don't run into some kind of apocalypse first, we will likely hit a point where the market can't keep up so easily: we'll hit a road-bump much like the farm crisis of the 1920s, when technology causes a huge shift in the balance of supply and demand. And, at least in the short term, we will need to find similar solutions to those which eased the effects of the farm crisis: an eco-political model that's less focused on the merit of the work that people do. Failure to do so would result in an enormous political upheaval: we don't really care all that much if rich people become obscenely rich, but if they end up owning all the means of production in the world with almost no reliance on the lower class, a traditional free-market approach will naturally trend toward a horrible oppression of the poor.

But hopefully that's a long way off.
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Code Camp 2016 has their schedule up. Come at 2:30 to attend my presentation: How to Fail (at Programming and Life). It'll be good, I promise.
LowerLevel 110, LowerLevel 130, LowerLevel 160, LowerLevel 170, LowerLevel 180, Main Floor 1170, Third Floor 3106, Fifth Floor 5130, Fifth Floor 5170. Registration, 8:30am - 9:00am, Registration. Session 1 60 min, 9:00am - 10:00am, Engineering Highly Maintainable Code -- Steve Andrews ...
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That's very insightful. The difference between those supporting and those opposing Trump has little to do with their political position, but has a lot to do with whether they have an authoritarian mindset.
Trump's supporters tend to answer these four parenting questions in the same way.
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I've been very impressed with the culture and benefits here at Health Catalyst. They really stood out above all the other great companies that I interviewed with. Now I get to take the lead on a new project with a very small team, and we really need one more strong full-stack web developer. We'll need help building a non-trivial rich web-based UI, and whoever joins us now will have a big say in what technologies we leverage for making this happen. If you'd like to come work with me, or know someone that you think would be a good candidate, please let me know.
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Software Engineer
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Ninja, Software Development
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  • Aviacode
    Senior Software Developer, 2015 - present
  • Truenorthlogic
    Software Engineer/Architect, 2007 - 2015
  • GE Healthcare
    present
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Taylorsville, UT
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West Valley City, UT - Midvale, UT - Murray, UT - Draper, UT - Sandy, UT - Salt Lake City, UT - Limoges, France - Mantes-la-Jolie, France - Caen, France - Versailles, France - Nogent-sur-Marne, France
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I am a web developer in the Salt Lake City area, a proud husband and father, and a Latter-day Saint.

I moderate the Salt Lake City Developers Google+ Community, and I have a strong reputation on StackOverflow.
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  • University of Utah
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
  • Brighton High School
    1998 - 2001
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When my son wanted to take karate, I spent some time looking around before finding Pursuit of Mastery. Not only were they cheaper than the other places we checked out, but the positive energy of this place is amazing. They've clearly got their act together, with some phenomenal instructors and a well-thought-out curriculum. The facilities and decor help to flesh out the professional feel. I liked what I saw so much that I decided to start taking classes here too. Now, almost a year later, I'm still super impressed with the quality and range of instruction. The instructors encourage a positive learning environment that inspires all the students to work together to become their best. I only regret that my busy life only lets me go here twice a week.
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