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Alex Williams
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Lived in Portland, Or.
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Hi. I am founder of The New Stack, a blog about app dev and management at scale: http://thenewstack.io

I was born in Monrovia, which I think in part drew me to this group. 

I look forward to following the discussion.
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A survey of the data science tool stacks being used in the workplace reveal that businesses and enterprise value open source tools the most, and are willing to pay a premium for those able to manage data in the cloud. The bad news is that women working in data science professions are being ...
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At their 2014 Cloud Customer Summit, CenturyLink's Jonathan King, cloud strategy and business development, and David Shacochis, vice president, cloud platforms, joined up with The New Stack Analysts co-hosts Alex Williams before a live audience to record this episode, in which they look back at ...
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Some remedies...
In the distributed world of the Internet, a security threat can have ripple effects out over an ecosystem, creating challenges in keeping everyone up to date. Infrastructure service providers need to address the breach in their own systems, then alert their customers, partners and resellers.
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The cavalry is not coming to the rescue.
Is Shellshock worse than Heartbleed? Is the Home Depot breach worse than the Target breach? Is on-prem safer than public cloud? These are all examples of wrong questions. Their answers are irrelevant. Last month, notable infosec journalist, Violet Blue, wrote about the growing risk to enterprise ...
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Deeper development....
The developer is getting closer to the infrastructure. This is a concept that has evolved over the past few years with the advent of Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine and other cloud services. But now developers are getting closer to the chip, which forces questions about how apps and ...
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The myth of legacy tech?
There is a certain myth when it comes to how we think of the way we define, build and manage new stack infrastructures. Too often, the conversation sinks into discussions that are too broad for any meaningful understanding. But when we start talking about mythology and its context to the data ...
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Shipping containers are apt metaphors for Docker and the new stack world. But containers do not work in isolation. They need a suppprting ecosystem to be effective.
Editor's Note: The following post originally appeared on the Active State blog under the headline: Docker and the Application Supply Chain Challenge. Active State is a sponsor of The New Stack. The post explains why we need to think of containers as not the end result but simply as a means for ...
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Follow up:
In the previous post “A Closer Look at Golang From an Architect's Perspective,” we offered a high level look at the Go programming language. In this post, we'll take a look at the type system of Go, with a primary focus on user-defined types. The type system is the most important feature of a ...
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Wed. night in SF...
We're having our first event Wednesday night at Heavybit Industries in San Francisco. Docker, orchestration and container ecosystems are the topics for the evening and themes we will carry over to our events in Seattle and Paris later this Fall. We're calling it a “WarmUp.” Here's why.
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First in a series..
As a Linux hobbyist for over a decade, I've had the opportunity to work with to some of the most exciting systems technology of our times. I've been able to watch it grow into something that not only powers the Internet, from Facebook to Amazon, but enter the pockets of the majority of ...
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A new, ongoing series...
The New Stack is running a series of posts about the diversity of developers and people in IT who are building and managing a new generation of application stacks and infrastructure. These are stories by women and the companies they run, the apps they are developing and the complex systems they ...
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  • Northwestern University
    Masters of Science, Journalism, 1988 - 1989
  • University of Denver
    French Literature, 1983 - 1987
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Journalist in a new media world.
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I write for a living. Not so bad.
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Editor and Writer
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  • The New Stack
    Writer, 2014 - 2014
  • SiliconAngle
    Editor, 5 - 2012
  • ReadWriteWeb
    Editor, 2009 - 2011
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Portland, Or. - Corvallis, Or. - Cragsmoor, NY - Augusta, Ga. - Evanston, Il. - Chicago, Il. - Denver, Co. - Paris, France - Greenwich, Ct. - Brooklyn, NY - Monrovia, Liberia
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