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Butcher named acting commissioner of W.Va. prison system

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) – Gov. Jim Justice has named Loita Butcher as acting commissioner of the W.Va. Division of Corrections, the first woman to oversee the state’s prison system. Butcher is a veteran of the agency, having most recently served as assistant commissioner and prior to that as chief of staff. She first joined the Division of Corrections in March 1994, and her career in law enforcement and public safety spans more than three decades. “Loita Butcher has been a valued leader within the Division of Corrections, and is dedicated to carrying out its vital mission,” Cabinet Secretary Jeff Sandy […] Read More →

O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference seeks to cure architect pain

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Next week, casual street-side conversations in New York’s midtown may switch from usual topics like the Yankees and rental rates to talk about microservices and multitier software architecture. That’s because Sunday marks the start of the  third annual O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in New York City, a conference aimed at helping software architects across various industries learn more about their craft through training sessions, networking events and speaker presentations. A conference for architects — even accidental ones Unsurprisingly, given the title, the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference is aimed at software architects, particularly those in enterprise settings. However, Brian Foster, content […] Read More →

Cloudera’s IPO filing reads like an argument against building a business on open source — Quartz

Friday, March 31st, 2017:

Cloudera, the data management and machine learning company, has filed for an initial public offering on the NYSE. While the company has lost more than $130 million per year since 2015, the future risks faced by Cloudera could cause alarm for potential investors or anyone looking at open-source software as a viable business model. The “risk factors” section of an S-1 is often a lot of boilerplate, and something to point to and say “we warned you” in the event something goes wrong with the business and investors are looking to sue. Many of the potential business risks outlined in […] Read More →

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