Thursday, October 25, 2012

SHMsoft News: It’s All About Team Building

Let's take a quick look at what happened at SHMsoft last week:

  • Our team of programmers grew.  Together with our tester they are having a wonderful time developing, testing, fixing bugs, and documenting the new features.
  • OCR, imaging, and search have been added to SHMcloud and are in testing by our team.
  • Out beta testers are excited about the enhancements and are eagerly anticipating their use.
  • Our lead Natural Language Processing (NLP) developer started his work on the integration of the NLP technology for SHMcloud, in close collaboration with the technology provider.
  • SHMsoft’s total headcount grew to over twenty!
  • Our Lead Data Scientist is currently working on the analytics design for our NLP developer to implement.
  • Our marketing specialist and our technical editor are working full swing on our new web site.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SHMsoft / FreeEed / SHMcloud weekly news, 10/07/12

Let's take a quick look at what happened at SHMsoft last week:

  • Instant search for our SHMcloud platform is now ready and undergoing testing before the final release.
  • SHMsoft was the 2nd place winner of the 2012 Goradia Innovation Awards at a prestigious  innovation conference organized by the Houston Technology Center. Read the full story soon. 
  • SHMsoft’s EDD Foundation is featured in Law Technology News as an important step in open-source, law technology projects. Read the full article here
  • One of the largest and well-known companies in IT has chosen SHMsoft for its big data and Hadoop training, as well as its pilot software products implementation. 
  • Gallery Furniture, a big and very well known Houston retailer, selected SHMsoft as its partner for researching, developing and implementing a big data solution for targeted and direct marketing. 
  • SHMsoft was chosen to co-present with Jim McIngvale at the American Marketing Association forum event in Houston on Dec. 7, to talk about big data marketing and how Gallery Furniture is using it to leverage sales. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Houston Hadoop Meetup - Pig hands-on

Ravi Mutyala of Hortonworks (but also great by himself) presented Pig, and covered a lot of material in just a couple of hours. Everybody got a VM in the cloud, and Ravi provided the data and the code for the labs, which can be found here:

Slides with all links:

We overcame all obstacles, such as internet connectivity problems and figuring out which AMI to use for training (use mine! - no, use mine!).

Thank you everybody, and we will do a better job preparing the AMIs, code, and data next time, when Ravi presents Hive!