"If at first an idea doesn't seem crazy, then there is no hope for it." -Einstein
Lately you can find me in San Francisco, where I am the backend engineering lead at Pulse.
Pulse is a beautiful application that makes reading timely content fun and engaging. It takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Experience it now at http://pulse.me or check out our engineering blog!
Previously I was a senior staff member at Sandia Labs, where I started/led their Hadoop research program. In 2009, I co-founded a company that makes it easier and safer to communicate on-the-go. We participated in the Lightspeed Summer Grant program and launched the iPhone application ZapText. My masters research focused on platforms for mobile/social interaction and was part of POMI project in Prof. Monica Lam's research group.
Stop by for information about me, to learn about my projects, or just to see how things are going. Currently, I am a fan of Amazon Elastic MapReduce for big-data analysis and Google AppEngine for building a simple & scalable backend. I'm always up for kicking around some new ideas. Ping me if you what to chat or follow me @gregbayer.
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Some other topics I am interested in...
- Distributed Systems / Hadoop
- Machine Learning
- News / Journalism
- Mobile Applications
- Social Gaming
- Information Overload
- Scuba Diving
- Updates from Google IO 2013
- App Engine Datastore: How to Efficiently Export Your Data
- App Engine Wish List – Updates From Google IO 2012
- How to Buy a Basic SSL Certificate
- Scaling Pulse to 11M Users
- Scaling with the Kindle Fire
- How To Use a Commuter Check Card to Purchase a Caltrain Monthly Pass