Databricks just livestreamed this tech talk earlier today.

Developers and data scientists around the world have developed tens of thousands of open source projects to help track, understand, and address the spread of COVID-19. Given the sheer volume, finding a project to contribute to can prove challenging. To make this easier, we built a recommendation system to highlight projects based off of inputted programming languages and keywords.

This talk will go through the full cycle of implementing this system: gathering data, building/tracking models, deploying the model, and creating a UI to utilize the model.

SalesForce, Microsoft, and Twitter have all extended their work from home policies either indefinitely or for the remainder of the year. To say that housing is expensive in the Bay Area would be an understatement. Frank ponders what will happen to the real estate market if you only go to the office once or twice a week? Or not at all?Why spend money to be near a place you no longer go to daily?

Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv.

In this episode of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson, Brad and Simon discuss the current state of IT in the COVID-19 pandemic. They talk about how organizations are moving from a state of response to COVID-19 and new work from home practices to a sustained hybrid-workplace model.

In this new model IT will need to seamlessly enable end users to both work from home and from the offices with fluidity. Brad and Simon discuss how organizations are making this move.

Brad and Simon also discuss and demo the new Endpoint Security experience in Microsoft Endpoint Manager and the importance of IT Admin / SecAdmin handoffs. Simon shows you the new experience centralizing security management for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.

You’ll see how Microsoft Defender ATP comes into this experience to deliver security on Windows and macOS.

Lex Fridman interviews Dmitry Korkin on the latest episode of his podcast.

Dmitry Korkin is a professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he specializes in bioinformatics of complex disease, computational genomics, systems biology, and biomedical data analytics. I came across Dmitry’s work when in February his group used the viral genome of the COVID-19 to reconstruct the 3D structure of its major viral proteins and their interactions with human proteins, in effect creating a structural genomics map of the coronavirus and making this data open and available to researchers everywhere. We talked about the biology of COVID-19, SARS, and viruses in general, and how computational methods can help us understand their structure and function in order to develop antiviral drugs and vaccines. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. 

Time Index:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:33 – Viruses are terrifying and fascinating
  • 6:02 – How hard is it to engineer a virus?
  • 10:48 – What makes a virus contagious?
  • 29:52 – Figuring out the function of a protein
  • 53:27 – Functional regions of viral proteins
  • 1:19:09 – Biology of a coronavirus treatment
  • 1:34:46 – Is a virus alive?
  • 1:37:05 – Epidemiological modeling
  • 1:55:27 – Russia
  • 2:02:31 – Science bobbleheads
  • 2:06:31 – Meaning of life

The Infographics Show provides a look at the industries hit hardest by the COVID shutdown.

With nearly the whole world in quarantine, more business are being forced to close their doors, and some may never re-open. In today’s video we’re going to look at the industries affected most by the global pandemic. Places like hotels, music venues, and movie studios have all closed down. What ripple effects will these massive shut downs cause to the economy? Watch today’s informative video to find out which work places have been hit the hardest by this insane pandemic.

Due to the pandemic, there are a lot of people looking for new jobs. Fortunately, there are still places hiring.

But how do you search for a new role in the time of social distancing?

Udacity recently held a webinar to share some tips and ideas:

The job market is changing rapidly due to company and industry-wide responses to the Coronavirus. If your job search strategy consists mainly of applying for jobs online, there is much more that you can be doing to increase your chances of landing a new job. Most people approach job searching reactively. They see a posting and react by applying.

In this webinar, we show you strategies for networking, relationship building, & personal branding designed to increase your chances of getting employee referrals (the current top method for landing interviews). Some of these strategies may also lead to employers/recruiters reaching out to you and landing interviews without ever applying.