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Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya
Works at Factom Inc.
Attended University of Notre Dame
Lives in Austin, TX
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Pizza con patate - It's #WhatsForDinner 
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"That one time we had chicken for dinner" 
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Lou Malnati's frozen pizza.
For when it's cold, snowy, and you're missing Chicago something fierce
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Every #Agile Project Ever

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#BreakfastPasta - its comfort food, and #WhatsForDinner

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Scallops on polenta, with pignoletto and sunshine.
It's #WhatsForLunch 
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"Our first step was to gather some metrics and let them tell us what to do"

So, #GitHub migrated part of their K-V persistence from #redis to #MySql.
Which is cool, and a nice story about operationalizing migrations, and worth reading in it's own right.

The part that struck with me though was the bit about metrics above.
You'd (not?) be surprised how frequently people Just Do It because it's "intuitively obvious" - which is also how you end up with Code That Never Goes Away.

#Metrics - They're not just important, they're necessary!!

Historically, we have used Redis in two ways at GitHub:
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It happened.
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. 
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Unexpected snow makes for an excellent streetscape 
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The future, not just in #Austin, is clear! 
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#DeepLearning and medicine
Nifty idea - leveraging facial recognition to identify genetic markers that express themselves in facial features.
Obvious in retrospect, like most awesome things 😊

"Face2Gene takes advantage of the fact that so many genetic conditions have a tell-tale “face”—a unique constellation of features that can provide clues to a potential diagnosis."
Machine learning is helping doctors diagnose things like genetic disorders, Alzheimer's, and autism faster than ever before.
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  • University of Notre Dame
    MSEE, 1986 - 1988
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    BTech, EE, 1982 - 1986
  • Kendriya Vidyala IITK
    1976 - 1982
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    EVP Engineering, 2016 - present
    Responsible for delivering and supporting Factom’s Technology and Products. The infrastructure is based on Go, with client-libraries available in many many other languages (don’t see one that you want? Ping us!)
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    V.P. R&D, Managing Director - Poland, 2012 - 2015
    Designed, delivered, and was responsible for AirCRM™- the massively-scaled cloud-based control and back-office suite for Ubiquiti’s industry leading AirMax™ product line, as well as UniFi Video™ - the hardware, software, and services that support Ubiquiti's video streaming platform.Along with the technical leadership, was also responsible for corporate activities, including strategic planning, finance, and legal/regulatory functions.
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    CTO, 2011 - 2012
    Led the technology team and processes at Vocalocity through the merger with Aptela, resulting in it becoming the leading provider of mission-critical, cloud-based communication services for small businesses by the time the combined entity was acquired by Vonage.Maintained Vocalocity as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Company leading up to its acquisition by Vonage
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    Co-founded Aptela in 2000, and released one of the first cloud communications services in the small business space in 2001. Morphed this into the first Voice as a Service (VaaS) offering in 2003 and led Aptela into becoming one of the leading providers of mission-critical, hosted-PBX and video-communications services for small businesses by 2005.Grew Aptela into a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Company from 2009 on.Successfully negotiated and completed a corporate merger with Vocalocity in 2011.
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    Principal, 1999 - 2000
    Sold and managed Internet based solutions for IBM's Insurance customers in the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard
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    VP, Business Development, 1997 - 1999
    Established the financial practice for the company, developing the first comprehensive set of frameworks and processes for the deployment of Java-based, mission-critical systems in the financial sector.
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    Implemented a technology-based practice, which focused on leveraging Internet technologies to increase efficiencies in existing soft and hard corporate business processes. Transitioned the company from revenues of less than $500,000 per year to over $18 million per year. Oversaw the company’s operational infrastructure, growing the company’s headcount by 10xLed the team that implemented the worlds first e-commerce system for an online service provider, and the first web-based music storeWon the first Gold Clio ever awarded to a website for the world’s first blogging service
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So, the place is OK. The mains are decent, and the "appetizer" bao are OK too (the beef brisket bao is actually Good though. Get that) All in all, a resounding "OK", i.e., if you happen to be in the hood, and can't get into Kome, go here (A word of warning - the dinner menu actually doesn't have much 'bun' in it, unless they are referring to the Mantou/Bao rolls that they use)
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Oh those cocktails!!!
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Mind you, everything I've heard about the place is that it is inconsistent - which implies that I happened to be there during an up-cycle. But boy, what an _excellent_ up-cycle! The "Nellore Chapla Koora" was fiery - Andhra fiery - but without losing any depth or complexity. The tandoori chicken was...unctous. That's the only word that applies The kheema naan had an _excellent_ lamb filling. And the raita was appropriately cooling ex post facto Mind you, we _did_ order a bottle of Sula Sauvignon Blanc, which turned out to be the weak link. It may be great when one is in Bangalore, but here, go with something else :-)
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reviewed a month ago
It's the little things here : - The ragù bolognese is veal/beef/pork, and has barely a whiff of tomato, not unlike the RealVersionThereof™ (i.e., in Bologna) - The wine list is long on inexpensive reds (again, a fairly common touch in northern italy) - The "fried polenta" is surprisingly light, as is the "gorgonzola sauce" it sits on (a light cream sauce. who knew that such a thing existed!) - The service is friendly, and doesn't push the expensive stuff on you I could go on, but I'll stop here. The bottom line - this is the kind of place that you can find yourself coming back to, if only for a glass of wine, over and over again. Yet again, very Italian :-) Mind you, one non-Italian thing, the servings are AustinHuge™. Be warned :-)
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reviewed a month ago
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Beats Tue pants off of the rest of the options in Williamsburg
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reviewed a month ago
There is some excellent stuff here. Ok, there is a *lot* of excellent stuff here. But, to _really_ get a handle of the place, go w/ the meats, in all the varieties that you can get them. They'll be camouflaged, sometimes openly so - the pastrami in the pastrami sandwich (ok, it's a reuben. whatever) seems like it is getting overwhelmed by the smoked bread, but a few bites in you realize that *it* is the true star of the show. Likewise with the "cured meats platter", buried wherein you'll find "pickled sausage". What? Yup, "pickled sausage", which miraculously combines two awesome flavors into one magnificent whole. Let the waiters lead you to the promised land, and enjoy the journey ;-)
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The "pub" part is brilliant - a constantly changing/updated selection of beers, that they staff is more than happy to discuss with you in crazy depth. The "gastro" part is really quite good. The food isn't spectacular, but *is* quietly consistent, the type of place that you come back to over and over again. The wait-staff is friendly to a fault, and more than happy to spend time discussing, well, anything with you :-)
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