New Course: Data Science and Machine Learning with Python – Hands On!

Today I’ve launched my third Udemy course: Data Science and Machine Learning with Python – Hands On! If you’d like to apply your programming or scripting skills to the lucrative field of data science, this course covers all of the main topics in data mining and machine learning, with lots of hands-on Python notebooks you […]

I Made an Apache Spark Course.

I just launched a new course, “Taming Big Data with Apache Spark – Hands On!” on Udemy. It includes over 15 hands-on examples, and 5 hours of video. Apache Spark is a hot framework for analyzing “big data” on a cluster of computers. It’s like MapReduce – only faster and easier! If you know Python, […]

Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop Coupon

Looking for a coupon for my Udemy course on Hadoop, MapReduce, and Big Data? I’m the creator of the course – so, do me a favor and use this link to purchase this course for $15 (over 80% off!): Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop The coupon code is “FromFrank” – and that link […]

My MapReduce and Hadoop Course is Live!

Woohoo! My first online course, “Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop“, is now live on Udemy! My first students are already rolling in. Please help me out by spreading the word: Tweet This is my first online course, and it’s something I’m trying to see if producing quality courses is a viable business model. […]

Check out No-Hate News!

I got sick of getting upset by the news every day, so I created No-Hate News. Every hour, it automatically scours local, national, and world news sources – and filters out anything related to violence or partisan politics. It’s a great way to stay connected to the world around you, but avoid all of the […]

I Wrote a Book on Self-Employment.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret – Sundog Software’s steady revenue growth, impressive customer list, and pace of development may lead you to think it’s made up of a lot of people. It’s not – Sundog Software has always had one employee: myself. I rely on contractors and my family from […]

Going from Corporate America to Self Employment: Lessons Learned

I’m going on two years of self-employment, as the sole person behind Sundog Software. I left a high-paying, successful career at Amazon.com – not by choice, but due to personal circumstances I couldn’t control. We packed up the house near Seattle, and moved to a suburb of Orlando where high-paying, high-tech jobs are relatively scarce. […]

Wildlife Computers needs a Software Engineer

Lately I’ve been working a bit with the folks at Wildlife Computers in Redmond, Washington. They’re looking for a full-time SDE to build a new web service, front to back, to analyze and share data from satellite tracking tags on marine animals. If you’re an SDE familiar with AWS or other web services, and you’re […]

AdWords Optimization Step 8: Focus on Relevancy

My last tip is perhaps the most fundamental – make sure your landing pages and ads are relevant to the keywords and sites you’re associating them with. Remember Google is a search company, and “relevance” of search results is baked into their DNA. The number one thing on Google’s tenets is “focus on the user […]

AdWords Optimization Step 7: Never Assume

This next “step” isn’t really something actionable per se. Think of it more as a tenet – a guiding principle – a way of life. Never, ever make a change to your campaign and just assume that it did more good than harm. Note exactly what you did, and when, and measure the results over […]