AWS TIPS AND TRICKS: Automatically create a cron job at Instance creation

AWS TIPS AND TRICKS: Automatically create a cron job at Instance creation

How 'disruptive innovation' inspired us to get conference bags to kids.

How 'disruptive innovation' inspired us to get conference bags to kids.

On witchcraft, Trump and evidentiary standards

On witchcraft, Trump and evidentiary standards

In the spring of 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony fell victim to a wave of murderous public hysteria that claimed the lives of twenty-five people. It wasn’t until after the Salem Village doctor had already diagnosed the ‘bewitchment’ of two young girls who had been...

Integrating Confluence into a website.

Integrating Confluence into a website.

There are many reasons you may want to incorporate Confluence into your own website. My reason was to use it as a knowledge base for trouble shooting. Along my research journey I have found and few options for accomplishing this task. I will only cover the basics about what I found as I am by no means an expert in the matter.

5 Qlik blogs you should check out

5 Qlik blogs you should check out

Recently, I blogged about the Top 5 OptimalBI Qlik Blogs. But we aren't the only people blogging about Qlik. We need to keep reading, to keep learning to keep improving. So, these are our picks of the other Qlik blogs you should be reading. Qlik Blog What is this blog...

Simple and pleasing: Raphael JS

Simple and pleasing: Raphael JS

Last week I stumbled across a javascript library so cool I had to share it. It’s called Raphael JS, and you can use it to simplify your work with SVGs in the browser. As I’ve been learning D3.js, I’ve been generating svgs to represent data values and create charts,...

Hurry up and wait

Hurry up and wait

A side effect of working for OptimalBI is working with new technology and young people. Something I became aware of years ago was that I couldn't keep up with software technology from a technical viewpoint, and so I stopped trying. Well not completely, instead I found...

AWS QuickSight

Last month Amazon Web Services (AWS) have made their Business Intelligence (BI) solution QuickSight generally available for all customers. They describe it like this: "QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy for you to build...