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Alon Halevy at the SIGMOD Blog: sharing experiences from A Decade at Google. Two recommendations: never stop coding,  and never stop looking at the data (which must be quite a task if you're at Google!)
I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary at Google and decided to take the opportunity to share some of my reflections on the past decade. Prior to joining Google, I was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where I founded the database research group that is thriving today even more than it did a decade ago. During my tenure at UW I also founded two startups, Nimble Technology and ...
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More on perspective 
How should one respond to the recent attacks in Paris? Whether you are a political leader, a prominent pundit, or just an ordinary citizen, what…
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This is a ridiculous way to put (distort) the problem. There's nothing wrong with rewarding/encouraging good outcomes.
 
"It makes business-oriented reformy types crazy that the way I do my job doesn't make any difference to my pay. I understand the terror for them there, but that Not Making A Difference is actually the point of how we pay public servants.

It doesn't matter it's a big fire or a small fire, a rich person's house or a poor person's house -- the fire department still does their job. It doesn't matter whether I have a classroom full of bright students or slow students, rich students or poor students, ambitious students or lazy students -- I will still show up and do my job the best I know how. I should never, ever, ever have to look at a class roster or a set of test results or a practice quiz and think, "Dammit, these kids are going to keep me from making my house payment next month." I should never view my students as an obstacle to feeding my family."
Performance incentives for public service always -- always -- involve substituting the values of the few for the values of everybody. Imagine if, for instance, we paid fire fighters on sliding scale, based on how many of which type fires they put out...
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good read
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Nice discussion, and thanks to all who organized/participated. Unfortunately, I think the CS community at large is not really paying much attention, because, you know, it's hard to publish in the area ...
I was one of the organizers of the 2nd workshop on Fairness, Accuracy and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML) at ICML 2015, and in my alternate career as moderator of data mining panels, I moderated the closing panel. The panelists were Fernando Diaz from MSR New York, Sorelle Friedler from ...
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The importance of perspective 
Je ne suis pas Charlie. Maybe I’m just having a post-holiday Grinch moment, but I can’t quite get into the self-righteous spirit of the 3…
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Perhaps time to go back to logic and formal specification for code?
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One of the concepts that has proven the hardest to explain to people when I talk about Samza is the idea of fault-tolerant local state for stream...
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Last week, I wrote about how scientists and their advocates overreact to surveys showing widespread American skepticism of evolution and the Big Bang. Thanks to
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