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The Forum
Algorithms: From the ancients to the internet

The Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 39:20


Hidden from view, complex to understand and often controversial, algorithms are at the heart of computer coding that underpins modern society. Every time we search the internet, every time we pay by credit card, even the romantic partners suggested to us by online dating sites – they're all powered by algorithms. And their reach is growing all the time, as some societies use them to automate decisions regarding criminal justice, mortgage applications and job recruitment. The history of algorithms is surprisingly ancient, stretching back to the Babylonian empire where large societies required a systematic way to count and order different aspects of citizens' lives. Today some people are questioning their use, as some algorithms have been shown to replicate bias and there are fears that algorithms have the potential to undermine democracy. Bridget Kendall is joined by Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles and the author of Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow; the French computational scientist, consultant and entrepreneur Aurélie Jean, who's published From the Other Side of the Machine: A scientist's journey in the land of algorithms; and Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University who's written more than 120 books on aspects of mathematics and science. Produced by Fiona Clampin for the BBC World Service [Image: Digital data and binary code. Credit: Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images]

Screaming in the Cloud
Security in the New Normal with Ev Kontsevoy

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 44:18


About EvEv Kontsevoy is Co-Founder and CEO of Teleport. An engineer by training, Kontsevoy launched Teleport in 2015 to provide other engineers solutions that allow them to quickly access and run any computing resource anywhere on the planet without having to worry about security and compliance issues. A serial entrepreneur, Ev was CEO and co-founder of Mailgun, which he successfully sold to Rackspace. Prior to Mailgun, Ev has had a variety of engineering roles. He holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Siberian Federal University, and has a passion for trains and vintage-film cameras.Links: Teleport: https://goteleport.com Teleport GitHub: https://github.com/gravitational/teleport Teleport Slack: https://goteleport.slack.com/join/shared_invite/zt-midnn9bn-AQKcq5NNDs9ojELKlgwJUA Previous episode with Ev Kontsevoy: https://www.lastweekinaws.com/podcast/screaming-in-the-cloud/the-gravitational-pull-of-simplicity-with-ev-kontsevoy/ TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at VMware. Let's be honest—the past year has been far from easy. Due to, well, everything. It caused us to rush cloud migrations and digital transformation, which of course means long hours refactoring your apps, surprises on your cloud bill, misconfigurations and headache for everyone trying manage disparate and fractured cloud environments. VMware has an answer for this. With VMware multi-cloud solutions, organizations have the choice, speed, and control to migrate and optimizeapplications seamlessly without recoding, take the fastest path to modern infrastructure, and operate consistently across the data center, the edge, and any cloud. I urge to take a look at vmware.com/go/multicloud. You know my opinions on multi cloud by now, but there's a lot of stuff in here that works on any cloud. But don't take it from me thats: vmware.com/go/multicloud and my thanks to them again for sponsoring my ridiculous nonsense.Corey: You could build you go ahead and build your own coding and mapping notification system, but it takes time, and it sucks! Alternately, consider Courier, who is sponsoring this episode. They make it easy. You can call a single send API for all of your notifications and channels. You can control the complexity around routing, retries, and deliverability and simplify your notification sequences with automation rules. Visit courier.com today and get started for free. If you wind up talking to them, tell them I sent you and watch them wince—because everyone does when you bring up my name. Thats the glorious part of being me. Once again, you could build your own notification system but why on god's flat earth would you do that?Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. Roughly a year ago, I had a promoted guest episode featuring Ev Kontsevoy, the co-founder and CEO of Teleport.A year has passed and what a year it's been. Ev is back to tell us more about what they've been up to for the past year and, ideally, how things may have changed over in the security space. Ev, thank you for coming back to suffer the slings and arrows I will no doubt be hurling your way almost immediately.Ev: Thanks for having me back, Corey.Corey: So, it's been a heck of a year. We were basically settling into the pandemic when last we recorded, and people's security requirements when everyone is remote were dramatically changing. A year later, what's changed? It seems like the frantic, grab a bucket and start bailing philosophy has largely been accepted with something that feels almost like a new normal, ish. What are you seeing?Ev: Yes, we're seeing exact same thing, that it's really hard to tell what is normal. So, at the beginning of the pandemic, our company, Teleport was, so we were about 25 people. And then once we got the vaccines, and the government restrictions started to, kind of, disappear, people started to ask, “So, when are we going to go back to normal?” But the thing is, we're 100 employees now, which means that three-quarters of the company, they joined us during the pandemic, so we have no normal to go back to. So, now we have to redefine—not redefined, we just basically need to get comfortable with this new, fully remote culture with fully remote identity that we have, and become comfortable with it. And that's what we're doing.Corey: Beyond what, I guess, you're seeing, as far as the culture goes, internally as well, it feels like there's been a distinct shift in the past year or so, the entire security industry. I mean, I can sit here and talk about what I've seen, but again, I'm all over the place and I deal with a very select series of conversations. And I try not to confuse anecdotes with data. Anecdata is not the most reliable thing. You're working in this space. That is the entire industry you're in. How has the conversation in the industry around security shifted? What's new? What trends are emerging?Ev: So, there are several things actually happening. So, first of all, I wouldn't call ourselves, like, we do all of security. So, we're experts in access; like, how do you act this everything that you have in your cloud or in your data centers? And that space has been going through one transformation after another. It's been basically under the same scaling stress as the rest of cloud computing industry.And we can talk about historical changes that have been happening, and then we can talk a little bit about, kind of, latest and greatest. And in terms of what challenges companies have with secure access, maybe it helps if I just quickly describe what ‘access' actually means.Corey: Please, by all means. It's one of those words that everyone knows, but if you ask three people to define it, you'll get five definitions—Ev: [laugh]. Exactly.Corey: —and they don't really align. So please, you're the expert on this; I am here to listen because I guarantee you I am guilty of misusing the term at least once so far, today.Ev: Can't blame you. Can't blame you. We are—I was same way until I got into this space. So, access basically means four things. So, if you want to have access done properly into your cloud resources, you need to think about four things.First is connectivity. That's basically a physical ability to deliver an encrypted packet from a client to destination, to a resource whatever that is, could be database, could be, like, SSH machine, or whatever it is you're connecting to. So, connectivity is number one. So, then you need to authenticate. Authentication, that's when the resource decides if you should have access or not, based on who you are, hopefully.So, then authorization, that's the third component. Authorization, the difference—like, sometimes people confuse the two—the difference between authentication and authorization is that authorization is when you already authenticated, but the resource decides what actions you are allowed to perform. The typical example is, like, is it read-only or read-write access? So, that's authorization, deciding on which actions you're allowed to perform. And the final component of having access properly is having audit or visibility which is, again, it could be real-time and historical.So ideally, you need to have both. So, once you have those two solved, then you solved your access problem. And historically, if you look at how access has been done—so we had these giant machines, then we had microcomputers, then we had PCs, and they all have these things. So, you login into your Mac, and then if you try to delete certain file, you might get access denied. So, you see there is connectivity—in this case, it's physical, a keyboard is physically connected to the [laugh] actual machine; so then you have authentication that you log in in the beginning; then authorization, if you can or cannot do certain things in your machine; and finally, your Mac keeps an audit log.But then once the industry, we got the internet, we got all these clouds, so amount of these components that we're now operating on, we have hundreds of thousands of servers, and load-balancers, and databases, and Kubernetes clusters, and dashboards, all of these things, all of them implement these four things: connectivity, authentication, authorization, audit.Corey: Let me drive into that for a minute first, to make sure I'm clear on something. Connectivity makes sense. The network is the computer, et cetera. When you don't have a network to something, it may as well not exist. I get that.And the last one you mentioned, audit of a trail of who done it and who did what, when, that makes sense to me. But authentication and authorization are the two slippery ones in my mind that tend to converge a fair bit. Can you dive a little bit in delineate what the difference is between those two, please?Ev: So authentication, if you try to authenticate into a database, database needs to check if you are on the list of people who should be allowed to access. That's authentication, you need to prove that you are who you claim you are.Corey: Do you have an account and credentials to get into that account?Ev: Correct. And they're good ways to do authentication and bad ways to do authentication. So, bad way to do authentication—and a lot of companies actually guilty of that—if you're using shared credentials. Let's say you have a user called ‘admin' and that user has a password, and those are stored in some kind of stored—in, like 1Password, or something like Vault, some kind of encrypted Vault, and then when someone needs to access a database, they go and borrow this credentials and they go and do that. So, that is an awful way to do authentication.Corey: Now, another way I've seen that's terrible as been also, “Oh, if you're connecting from this network, you must be allowed in,” which is just… yeee.Ev: Oh, yeah. That's a different sin. And that's a perimeter security sin. But a much better way to do authentication is what is called identity-based authentication. Identity means that you always use your identity of who you are within the company.So, you would go in through corporate SSO, something like Okta, or Active Directory, or even Google, or GitHub, and then based on that information, you're given access. So, the resource in this case database, [unintelligible 00:07:39] say, “Oh, it's Corey. And Corey is a member of this group, and also a member of that group.” And based on that it allows you to get in, but that's where authentication ends. And now, if you want to do something, like let's say you want to delete some data, now a database needs to check, ah, can you actually perform that action? That is the authorization process.And to do that, usually, we use some mechanism like role-based access control. It will look into which group are you in. Oh, you are an admin, so admins have more privileges than regular people. So, then that's the process of authorization.And the importance of separating the two, and important to use identity because remember, audit is another important component of implementing access properly. So, if you're sharing credentials, for example, you will see in your audit log, “Admin did this. Admin did that.” It's exact same admin, but you don't know who actually was behind that action. So, by sharing credentials, you're also obscuring your own audit which is why it's not really a good thing.And going back to this industry trends is that because the amount of these resources, like databases and servers and so on, in the cloud has gotten so huge, so we now have this hardware pain, we just have too many things that need access. And all of these things, the software itself is getting more complicated, so now we have a software pain as well, that you have so many different layers in your stack that they need to access. That's another dimension for introducing access pain. And also, we just have more developers, and the development teams are getting bigger and bigger, the software is eating the world, so there is a people-ware pain. So, on the one hand, you have these four problems you need to solve—connectivity, authentication, authorization, access—and on the other hand, you have more hardware, more software, more people, these pain points.And so you need to consolidate, and that's really what we do is that we allow you to have a single place where you can do connectivity, authentication, authorization, and audit, for everything that you have in the cloud. We basically believe that the future is going to be like metaverse, like in those books. So, all of these cloud resources are slowly converging into this one giant planetary-scale computer.Corey: Suddenly, “I live on Twitter,” is no longer going to be quite as much of a metaphor as it is today.Ev: [laugh]. No, no. Yeah, I think we're getting better. If you look into what is actually happening on our computing devices that we buy, the answer is not the lot, so everything is running in data centers, the paradigm of thin client seems to be winning. Let's just embrace that.Corey: Yeah. You're never going to be able to shove data centers worth compute into a phone. By the time you can get there, data centers will have gotten better. It's the constant question of where do you want things to live? How do you want that to interact?I talk periodically about multi-cloud, I talk about lock-in, everyone is concerned about vendor lock-in, but the thing that people tend to mostly ignore is that you're already locked in throught a variety of different ways. And one way is both the networking side of it as well as the identity management piece because every cloud handles that differently and equating those same things between different providers that work different ways is monstrous. Is that the story of what you're approaching from a Teleport perspective? Is that the primary use case, is that an ancillary use case, or are we thinking about this in too small a term?Ev: So, you're absolutely right, being locked in, in and—like, by itself is not a bad thing. It's a trade-off. So, if you lack expertise in something and you outsourcing certain capability to a provider, then you're developing that dependency, you may call it lock-in or not, but that needs to be a conscious decision. Like, well, you didn't know how to do it, then someone else was doing it for you, so you should be okay with the lock-in. However, there is a danger, that, kind of, industry-wide danger about everyone relying on one single provider.So, that is really what we all try to avoid. And with identity specifically, I feel like we're in a really good spot that fairly early, I don't see a single provider emerging as owning everyone's identity. You know, some people use Okta; others totally happy tying everything to Google Apps. So, then you have people that rely on Amazon AWS native credentials, then plenty of smaller companies, they totally happy having all of their engineers authenticate through GitHub, so they use GitHub as a source of identity. And the fact that all of these providers are more or less compatible with each other—so we have protocols like OpenID Connect and SAML, so I'm not that concerned that identity itself is getting captured by a single player.And Teleport is not even playing in that space; we don't keep your identity. We integrate with everybody because, at the end of the day, we want to be the solution of choice for a company, regardless of which identity platform they're using. And some of them using several, like all of the developers might be authenticating via GitHub, but everyone else goes through Google Apps, for example.Corey: And the different product problem. Oh, my stars, I was at a relatively small startup going through an acquisition at one point in my career, and, “All right. Let's list all of the SaaS vendors that we use.” And the answer was something on an average of five per employee by the time you did the numbers out, and—there were hundreds of them—and most of them because it started off small, and great, everyone has their own individual account, we set it up there. I mean, my identity management system here for what most of what I do is LastPass.I have individual accounts there, two-factor auth enabled for anything that supports it, and that is it. Some vendors don't support that: we have to use shared accounts, which is just terrifying. We make sure that we don't use those for anything that's important. But it comes down to, from our perspective, that everyone has their own ridiculous series of approaches, and even if we were to, “All right, it's time to grow up and be a responsible business, and go for a single-sign-on approach.” Which is inevitable as companies scale, and there's nothing wrong with that—but there's still so many of these edge cases and corner case stories that don't integrate.So, it makes the problem smaller, but it's still there rather persistently. And that doesn't even get into the fact that for a lot of these tools, “Oh, you want SAML integration? Smells like enterprise to us.” And suddenly they wind up having an additional surcharge on top of that for accessing it via a federated source of identity, which means there are active incentives early on to not do that. So it's—Ev: It's absolutely insane. Yeah, you're right. You're right. It's almost like you get penalized for being small, like, in the early days. It's not that easy if you have a small project you're working on. Say it's a company of three people and they're just cranking in the garage, and it's just so easy to default to using shared credentials and storing them in LastPass or 1Password. And then the interesting way—like, the longer you wait, the harder it is to go back to use a proper SSO for everything. Yeah.Corey: I do want to call out that Teleport has a free and open-source community edition that supports GitHub SSO, and in order to support enterprise SSO, you have to go to your paid offering. I have no problem with this, to be clear, that you have to at least be our customer before we'll integrate with your SSO solution makes perfect sense, but you don't have a tiering system where, “Oh, you want to add that other SSO thing? And well, then it's going to go from X dollars per employee to Y dollars.” Which is the path that I don't like. I think it's very reasonable to say that their features flat-out you don't get as a free user. And even then you do offer SSO just not the one that some people will want to pick.Ev: Correct. So, the open-source version of Teleport supports SSO that smaller companies use, versus our enterprise offering, we shaped it to be more appealing for companies at certain scale.Corey: Yeah. And you've absolutely nailed it. There are a number of companies in the security space who enraged people about how they wind up doing their differentiation around things like SSO or, God forbid, two-factor auth, or once upon a time, SSL. This is not that problem. I just want to be explicitly clear on that, that is not what I'm talking about. But please, continue.Ev: Look, we see it the same way. We sometimes say that we do not charge for security, like, top-level security you get, is available even in the open-source. And look, it's a common problem for most startups who, when you have an open-source offering, where do you draw the line? And sometimes you can find answers in very unexpected places. For example, let's look into security space.One common reason that companies get compromised is, unfortunately, human factor. You could use the best tool in the world, but if you just by mistake, like, just put a comma in the wrong place and one of your config files just suddenly is out of shape, right, so—Corey: People make mistakes and you can't say, “Never make a mistake.” If you can get your entire company compromised by someone in your office clicking on the wrong link, the solution is not to teach people not to click on links; it's to mitigate the damage and blast radius of someone clicking on a link that they shouldn't. That is resilience that understand their human factors at play.Ev: Yep, exactly. And here's an enterprise feature that was basically given to us by customer requests. So, they would say we want to have FedRAMP compliance because we want to work with federal government, or maybe because we want to work with financial institutions who require us to have that level of compliance. And we tell them, “Yeah, sure. You can configure Teleport to be compliant. Look, here's all the different things that you need to tweak in the config file.”And the answer is, “Well, what if we make a mistake? It's just too costly. Can we have Teleport just automatically works in that mode?” In other words, if you feed it the config file with an error, it will just refuse to work. So basically, you take your product, and you chop off things that are not compliant, which means that it's impossible to feed an incorrect config file into it, and here you got an enterprise edition.It's a version that we call its FIPS mode. So, when it runs FIPS mode, it has different runtime inside, it basically doesn't even have a crypto that is not approved, which you can turn on by mistake. It will just not work.Corey: By the time we're talking about different levels of regulatory compliance, yeah, we are long past the point where I'm going to have any comments in the slightest is about differentiation of pricing tiers and the rest. Yeah, your free tier doesn't support FedRAMP is one of those ludicrous things that—who would say that [laugh] actually be sincere [insane 00:18:28]?Ev: [laugh].Corey: That's just mind-boggling to me.Ev: Hold on a second. I don't want anyone to be misinformed. You can be FedRAMP compliant with the free tier; you just need to configure it properly. Like the enterprise feature, in this case, we give you a thing that only works in this mode; it is impossible to misconfigure it.Corey: It's an attestation and it's a control that you need—Ev: Yep. Yep.Corey: —in order to demonstrate compliance because half the joy of regulatory compliance is not doing the thing, it's proving you do the thing. That is a joy, and those of you who've worked in regulated environments know exactly what I'm talking about. And those of you who have not, are happy but please—Ev: Frankly, I think anyone can do it using some other open-source tools. You can even take, like, OpenSSH, sshd, and then you can probably build a different makefile for just the build pipeline that changes the linking, that it doesn't even have the crypto that is not on the approved list. So, then if someone feeds a config file into it that has, like, a hashing function that is not approved, it will simply refuse to work. So, maybe you can even turn it into something that you could say here's a hardened version of sshd, or whatever. So, same thing.Corey: I see now you're talking about the four aspects of this, the connectivity, the authentication, the authorization, and the audit components of access. How does that map to a software product, if that makes sense? Because it sounds like a series of principles, great, it's good to understand and hold those in your head both, separately and distinct, but also combining to mean access both [technical 00:19:51] and the common parlance. How do you express that in Teleport?Ev: So, Teleport doesn't really add authorization, for example, to something that doesn't have it natively. The problem that we have is just the overall increasing complexity of computing environments. So, when you're deploying something into, let's say, AWS East region, so what is it that you have there? You have some virtual machines, then you have something like Kubernetes on top, then you have Docker registry, so you have these containers running inside, then you have maybe MongoDB, then you might have some web UI to manage MongoDB and Grafana dashboard. So, all of that is software; we're only consuming more and more of it so that our own code that we're deploying, it's icing on a really, really tall cake.And every layer in that layer cake is listening on a socket; it needs encryption; it has a login, so it has authentication; it has its own idea of role-based access control; it has its own config file. So, if you want to do cloud computing properly, so you got to have this expertise on your team, how to configure those four pillars of access for every layer in your stack. That is really the pain. And the Teleport value is that we're letting you do it in one place. We're saying, consolidate all of this four-axis pillars in one location.That's really what we do. It's not like we invented a better way to authorize, or authenticate; no, we natively integrate with the cake, with all of these different layers. But consolidation, that is the key value of Teleport because we simply remove so much pain associated with configuring all of these things. Like, think of someone like—I'm trying not to disclose any names or customers, but let's pick, uh, I don't know, something like Tesla. So, Tesla has compute all over the world.So, how can you implement authentication, authorization, audit log, and connectivity, too, for every vehicle that's on the road? Because all of these things need software updates, they're all components of a giant machine—Corey: They're all intermittent. You can't say, “Oh, at this time of the day, we should absolutely make sure everything in the world is connected to the internet and ready to grab the update.” It doesn't work that way; you've got to be… understand that connectivity is fickle.Ev: So, most—and because computers growing generally, you could expect most companies in the future to be more like Tesla, so companies like that will probably want to look into Teleport technology.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by “you”—gabyte. Distributed technologies like Kubernetes are great, citation very much needed, because they make it easier to have resilient, scalable, systems. SQL databases haven't kept pace though, certainly not like no SQL databases have like Route 53, the world's greatest database. We're still, other than that, using legacy monolithic databases that require ever growing instances of compute. Sometimes we'll try and bolt them together to make them more resilient and scalable, but let's be honest it never works out well. Consider Yugabyte DB, its a distributed SQL database that solves basically all of this. It is 100% open source, and there's not asterisk next to the “open” on that one. And its designed to be resilient and scalable out of the box so you don't have to charge yourself to death. It's compatible with PostgreSQL, or “postgresqueal” as I insist on pronouncing it, so you can use it right away without having to learn a new language and refactor everything. And you can distribute it wherever your applications take you, from across availability zones to other regions or even other cloud providers should one of those happen to exist. Go to yugabyte.com, thats Y-U-G-A-B-Y-T-E dot com and try their free beta of Yugabyte Cloud, where they host and manage it for you. Or see what the open source project looks like—its effortless distributed SQL for global apps. My thanks to Yu—gabyte for sponsoring this episode.Corey: If we take a look at the four tenets that you've identified—connectivity, authentication, authorization, and audit—it makes perfect sense. It is something that goes back to the days when computers were basically glorified pocket calculators as opposed to my pocket calculator now being basically a supercomputer. Does that change as you hit cloud-scale where we have companies that are doing what seem to be relatively pedestrian things, but also having 100,000 EC2 instances hanging out in AWS? Does this add additional levels of complexity on top of those four things?Ev: Yes. So, there is one that I should have mentioned earlier. So, in addition to software, hardware, and people-ware—so those are three things that are exploding, more compute, more software, more engineers needing access—there is one more dimension that is kind of unique, now, at the scale that we're in today, and that's time. So, let's just say that you are a member of really privileged group like you're a DBA, or maybe you are a chief security officer, so you should have access to a certain privileged database. But do you really use that access 24/7, all the time? No, but you have it.So, your laptop has an ability, if you type certain things into it, to actually receive credentials, like, certificates to go and talk to this database all the time. It's an anti-pattern that is now getting noticed. So, the new approach to access is to make a tie to an intent. So, by default, no one in an organization has access to anything. So, if you want to access a database, or a server, or Kubernetes cluster, you need to issue what's called ‘access request.'It's similar to pull request if you're trying to commit code into Git. So, you send an access request—using Teleport for example; you could probably do it some other way—and it will go into something like Slack or PagerDuty, so your team members will see that, “Oh, Corey is trying to access that database, and he listed a ticket number, like, some issue he is trying to troubleshoot with that particular database instance. Yeah, we'll approve access for 30 minutes.” So, then you go and do that, and the access is revoked automatically after 30 minutes. So, that is this new trend that's happening in our space, and it makes you feel nice, too, it means that if someone hacks into your laptop at this very second, right after you finished authenticating and authorization, you're still okay because there is no access; access will be created for you if you request it based on the intent, so it dramatically reduces the attack surface, using time as additional dimension.Corey: The minimum viable permission to do a thing. In principle, least-access is important in these areas. It's like, “Oh, yeah, my user account, you mean root?” “Yeah, I guess that works in a developer environment,” looks like a Docker container that will be done as soon as you're finished, but for most use cases—and probably even that one—that's not the direction to go in. Having things scoped down and—Ev: Exactly.Corey: —not just by what the permission is, but by time.Ev: Exactly.Corey: Yeah.Ev: This system basically allows you to move away from root-type accounts completely, for everything. So, which means that there is no root to attack anymore.Corey: What really strikes me is how, I guess, different aspects of technology that this winds up getting to. And to illustrate that in the form of question, let me go back to my own history because, you know, let's make it about me here. I've mentioned it before on the show, but I started off my technical career as someone who specialized in large-scale email systems. That was a niche I found really interesting, and I got into it. So did you.I worked on running email servers, and you were the CEO and co-founder of Mailgun, which later you sold the Rackspace. You're a slightly bigger scale than I am, but it was clear to me that even then, in the 2006 era when I was doing this, that there was not going to be the same need going forward for an email admin at every company; the cloudification of email had begun, and I realized I could either dig my heels in and fight the tide, or I could find other things to specialize in. And I've told that part of the story, but what I haven't told is that it was challenging at first as I tried to do that because all the jobs I talked to looked at my resume and said, “Ah, you're the email admin. Great. We don't need one of those.”It was a matter of almost being pigeonholed or boxed into the idea of being the email person. I would argue that Teleport is not synonymous with email in any meaningful sense as far as how it is perceived in the industry; you are very clearly no longer the email guy. Does the idea being boxed in, I guess—Ev: [laugh].Corey: —[unintelligible 00:27:05] resonate at all with you? And if so, how did you get past it?Ev: Absolutely. The interesting thing is, before starting the Mailgun, I was not an email person. I would just say that I was just general-purpose technologist, and I always enjoyed building infrastructure frameworks. Basically, I always enjoyed building tools for other engineers. But then gotten into this email space, and even though Mailgun was a software product, which actually had surprisingly huge, kind of, scalability requirements early on because email is much heavier than HTTP traffic; people just send a lot of data via emails.So, we were solving interesting technical challenges, but when I would meet other engineers, I would experience the exact same thing you did. They would put me into this box of, “That's an email guy. He knows email technology, but seemingly doesn't know much about scaling web apps.” Which was totally not true. And it bothered me a little bit.Frankly, it was one of the reasons we decided to get acquired by Rackspace because they effectively said, “Why don't you come join us and we'll continue to operate as independent company, but you can join our cloud team and help us reinvent cloud computing.” It was really appealing. So, I actually moved to Texas after acquisition; I worked on the Rackspace cloud team for a while. So, that's how my transition from this being in the email box happened. So, I went from an email expert to just generally cloud computing expert. And cloud computing expert sounds awesome, and it allows me to work—Corey: I promise, it's not awesome—Ev: [laugh].Corey: —for people listening to this. Also, it's one of those, are you a cloud expert? Everyone says no to that because who in the world would claim that? It's so broad in so many different expressions of it. Because you know the follow-up question to anyone who says, “Yeah,” is going to be some esoteric thing about a system you've never heard of before because there's so many ridiculous services across totally different providers, of course, it's probably a thing. Maybe it's actually a Pokemon, we don't know. But it's hard to consider yourself an expert in this. It's like, “Well, I have some damage from [laugh] getting smacked around by clouds and, yeah, we'll call that expertise; why not?”Ev: Exactly. And also how frequently people mispronounce, like, cloud with clown. And it's like, “Oh, I'm clown computing expert.” [laugh].Corey: People mostly call me a loud computing expert. But that's a separate problem.Ev: But the point is that if you work on a product that's called cloud, so you definitely get to claim expertise of that. And the interesting thing that Mailgun being, effectively, an infrastructure-level product—so it's part of the platform—every company builds their own cloud platform and runs it, and so Teleport is part of that. So, that allowed us to get out of the box. So, if you working on, right now we're in the access space, so we're working closely with Kubernetes community, with Linux kernel community, with databases, so by extension, we have expertise in all of these different areas, and it actually feels much nicer. So, if you are computing security access company, people tend to look at you, it's like, “Yeah, you know, a little bit of everything.” So, that feels pretty nice.Corey: It's of those cross-functional things—Ev: Yeah, yeah.Corey: —whereas on some level, you just assume, well, email isn't either, but let's face it: email is the default API that everything, there's very little that you cannot configure to send email. The hard part is how to get them to stop emailing you. But it started off as far—from my world at least—the idea that all roads lead to email. In fact, we want to talk security, a long time ago the internet collectively decided one day that our email inbox was the entire cornerstone of our online identity. Give me access to your email, I, for all intents and purposes, can become you on the internet without some serious controls around this.So, those conversations, I feel like they were heading in that direction by the time I left email world, but it's very clear to me that what you're doing now at Teleport is a much clearer ability to cross boundaries into other areas where you have to touch an awful lot of different things because security touches everything, and I still maintain it has to be baked-in and an intentional thing, rather than, “Oh yeah, we're going to bolt security on after the fact.” It's, yeah, you hear about companies that do that, usually in headlines about data breaches, or worse. It's a hard problem.Ev: Actually, it's an interesting dilemma you're talking about. Is security built-in into everything or is it an add-on? And logically—talk to anyone, and most people say, “Yeah, it needs to be a core component of whatever it is you're building; making security as an add-on is not possible.” But then reality hits in, and the reality is that we're running on—we're standing on the shoulder of giants.There is so much legacy technologies that we built this cloud monster on top of… no, nothing was built in, so we actually need to be very crafty at adding security on top of what we already have, if we want to take advantage of all this pre-existing things that we've built for decades. So, that's really what's happening, I think, with security and access. So, if you ask me if Teleport is a bolt-on security, I say, “Yes, we are, but it works really well.” And it's extremely pragmatic and reasonable, and it gives you security compliance, but most of all, very, very good user experience out of the box.Corey: It's amazing to me how few security products focus on user experience out of the box, but they have to. You cannot launch or maintain a security product successfully—to my mind—without making it non-adversarial to the user. The [days of security is no 00:32:26] are gone.Ev: Because of that human element insecurity. If you make something complicated, if you make something that's hard to reason about, then it will never be secure.Corey: Yeah.Ev: Don't copy-paste IP table rules without understanding what they do. [laugh].Corey: Yeah, I think we all have been around long enough in data center universes remember those middle of the night drives to the data center for exactly that sort of thing. Yeah, it's one of those hindsight things of, set a cron job to reset the IP table rules for, you know, ten minutes from now in case you get this hilariously wrong. It's the sort of thing that you learn right after you really could have used that knowledge. Same story. But those are the easy, safe examples of I screwed up on a security thing. The worst ones can be company-ending.Ev: Exactly, yeah. So, in this sense, when it comes to security, and access specifically, so this old Python rule that there is only one way to do something, it's the most important thing you can do. So, when it comes to security and access, we basically—it's one of the things that Teleport is designed around, that for all protocols, for all different resources, from SSH to Kubernetes to web apps to databases; we never support passwords. It's not even in the codebase. No, you cannot configure Teleport to use passwords.We never support things like public keys, for example, because it's just another form of a password. It's just extremely long password. So, we have this approach that certificates, it's the best method because it supports both authentication and authorization, and then you have to do it for everything, just one way of doing everything. And then you apply this to connectivity: so there is a single proxy that speaks all protocols and everyone goes to that proxy. Then you apply the same principle to audit: there is one audit where everything goes into.So, that's how this consolidation, that's where the simplicity comes down to. So, one way of doing something; one way of configuring everything. So, that's where you get both ease of use and security at the same time.Corey: One last question that I want to ask you before we wind up calling this an episode is that I've been using Teleport as a reference for a while when I talk to companies, generally in the security space, as an example of what you can do to tell a story about a product that isn't built on fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And for those who are listening who don't know what I'm referring specifically, I'm talking about pick any random security company and pull up their website and see what it is that they talk about and how they talk about themselves. Very often, you'll see stories where, “Data breaches will cost you extraordinary piles of money,” or they'll play into the shame of what will happen to your career if you're named in the New York Times for being the CSO when the data gets breached, and whatnot. But everything that I've seen from Teleport to date has instead not even gone slightly in that direction; it talks again and again, in what I see on your site, about how quickly it is to access things, access that doesn't get in the way, easily implement security and compliance, visibility into access and behavior. It's all about user experience and smoothing the way and not explaining to people what the dire problems that they're going to face are if they don't care about security in general and buy your product specifically. It is such a refreshing way of viewing storytelling around a security product. How did you get there? And how do I make other people do it, too?Ev: I think it just happened organically. Teleport originally—the interesting story of Teleport, it was not built to be sold. Teleport was built as a side project that we started for another system that we were working on at the time. So, there was a autonomous Kubernetes platform called Grá—it doesn't really matter in this context, but we had this problem that we had a lot of remote sites with a lot of infrastructure on them, with extremely strict security and compliance requirements, and we needed to access those sites or build tools to access those sites. So, Teleport was built like, okay, it's way better than just stitching a bunch of open-source components together because it's faster and easier to use, so we're optimizing for that.And as a side effect of that simplification, consolidation, and better user experience is a security compliance. And then the interesting thing that happened is that people who we're trying to sell the big platform to, they started to notice about, “Oh, this access thing you have is actually pretty awesome. Can we just use that separately?” And that's how it turned into a product. So, we built an amazing secure access solution almost by accident because there was only one customer in mind, and that was us, in the early days. So yeah, that's how you do it, [laugh] basically. But it's surprisingly similar to Slack, right? Why is Slack awesome? Because the team behind it was a gaming company in the beginning.Corey: They were trying to build a game. Yeah.Ev: Yeah, they built for themselves. They—[laugh] I guess that's the trick: make yourself happy.Corey: I think the team founded Flickr before that, and they were trying to build a game. And like, the joke I heard is, like, “All right, the year is 2040. Stuart and his team have now raised $8 billion trying to build a game, and yet again it fails upward into another productivity tool company, or something else entirely that”—but it's a recurring pattern. Someday they'll get their game made; I have faith in them. But yeah, building a tool that scratches your own itch is either a great path or a terrible mistake, depending entirely upon whether you first check and see if there's an existing solution that solves the problem for you. The failure mode of this is, “Ah, we're going to build our own database engine,” in almost every case.Ev: Yeah. So just, kind of like, interesting story about the two, people will [unintelligible 00:38:07] surprised that Teleport is a single binary. It's basically a drop-in replacement that you put on a box, and it runs instead of sshd. But it wasn't initially this way. Initially, it was [unintelligible 00:38:16], like, few files in different parts of a file system. But because internally, I really wanted to run it on a bunch of Raspberry Pi's at home, and it would have been a lot easier if it was just a single file because then I just could quickly update them all. So, it just took a little bit of effort to compress it down to a single binary that can run in different modes depending on the key. And now look at that; it's a major benefit that a lot of people who deploy Teleport on hundreds of thousands of pieces of infrastructure, they definitely taking advantage of the fact that it's that simple.Corey: Simplicity is the only thing that scales. As soon as it gets complex, it's more things to break. Ev, thank you so much for taking the time to sit with me, yet again, to talk about Teleport and how you're approaching things. If people want to learn more about you, about the company, about the product in all likelihood, where can they go?Ev: The easiest place to go would be goteleport.com where you can find everything, but we're also on GitHub. If you search for Teleport in GitHub, you'll find this there. So, join our Slack channel, join our community mailing list and most importantly, download Teleport, put it on your Raspberry Pi, play with it and see how awesome it is to have the best industry, best security practice, that don't get in the way.Corey: I love the tagline. Thank you so much, once again. Ev Kontsevoy, co-founder and CEO of Teleport. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with a comment that goes into a deranged rant about how I'm completely wrong, and the only way to sell security products—specifically yours—is by threatening me with the New York Times data breach story.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

Data Skeptic
Ultra Long Time Series

Data Skeptic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 28:13


Dr. Feng Li, (@f3ngli) is an Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Statistics and Mathematics at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. He joins us today to discuss his work Distributed ARIMA Models for Ultra-long Time Series.

WebTalkRadio.net
Number Theory and Modern Algebra by Franz Rothe

WebTalkRadio.net

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021


Mathematician and Flutist, Frank Rothe talks about his two life- long loves:  Mathematics and his two works on Number Theory and Modern Algebra and Classics in Graph Theory – both available on Amazon…  and his second but equal love of the flute. He has three CD’s available on Amazon or on CD Universe for flute and […] The post Number Theory and Modern Algebra by Franz Rothe appeared first on WebTalkRadio.net.

The Frontier Beyond Fear
Remembering September 11, 2001

The Frontier Beyond Fear

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 63:00


Host Susan Larison Danz shares her personal memories and reflections regarding September 11, 2001 - and how things have unfolded afterwards, to the present day.  There will be a moment of silence as a part of this program in honor of this day. With degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, writer, researcher, mystic and philosopher Susan Larison Danz combines logic with spirituality in all of her endeavors, sharing a free-flowing authentic, intuitive and liberating perspective with listeners.  The Frontier Beyond Fear is in its 11th year on Blog Talk Radio, with over 400 episodes. Photo by Susan Larison Danz.  Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.

The Rambling Runner Podcast
#367 - Lisa Braden, RD: Fueling Marathon Racing & Training

The Rambling Runner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 50:21


Marathon season is a about to begin. That means for runners all over the world it's also fueling season! In this episode Lisa Braden, RD is here to give us all the information we need fuel or long run training and marathons so we can perform at our best and enhance our fitness/potential. Lisa is a Registered Dietitian and runner dedicated to helping people improve their lives and athletic performance through the foods they eat. By early morning, she is training for races, and by day she is balancing several roles as a mother, functional health RD, and running specialist. Her passion grew from combining her two biggest passions - running and food - in order to help others reach their goals. From a modest start helping friends eat well to train well, the need has grown, and LB the RD was born. She earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and went on to earn a Master of Science in Nutrition. Lisa has been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. Lisa has been running for over 20 years and has no plans to stop any time soon. In the last four years, she has elevated her training and gone from casual runner to winning races and top age group placements. She is running stronger than she was as a teenager, and eating the right foods is a huge part of that. Learn more about everything Lisa is doing at www.lbtherd.com and follow along with her running journey on Instagram www.instagram.com/lb_the_rd as she chases new goals and discusses the importance of nutrition. Sponsor: The VCU Health Richmond Marathon returns to downtown Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, November 13th. Whether you take part in the marathon, CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k, Richmond provides phenomenal course support, great fall scenery, and awesome finisher swag. The marathon is a top 25 Boston Qualifier, and the course is mostly flat with some rolling hills, which is great for first-timers. And, best of all, there's a downhill finish right on the riverfront. The VCU Health Richmond Marathon organizers know the running community is resilient and that your desire to cross a finish line remains strong. Be a part of America's Friendliest Marathon and visit www.RichmondMarathon.org to register now. And be sure to beat the July 1 price increase to save money while you're at it. Come discover the River City and cross the finish line this November! Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bulletproof Radio
Speaker Preview 2: Human Upgrades at the 7th Annual Biohacking Conference : 857

Bulletproof Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 49:47


Take a listen to a few of the world's most innovative minds in the field of human optimization and biohacking. All will be speaking in person at the 7TH Annual Biohacking Conference, Sept. 17-19, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.This transformative 3-day event, hosted by Dave Asprey and Upgrade Labs, features thought-provoking keynotes, panelists, and Upgrade U and Master U instructors. You'll find a Tech Playground and fully immersive experiences that push the limits of human advancement, performance and longevity. Here's a speaker sampling:Vishen Lakhiani: Optimize the brain for prime happiness and performance.Vishen Lakhiani: 10 Laws & Four-Letter Words – #309Dr. Will Cole: Tame inflammation, calm cravings, balance hormones and find food peace.Intuitive Fasting, Metabolic Flexibility & Metaphysical Meals – Dr. Will Cole with Dave Asprey – #796Panache Desai: Be “enough” through the power of insight and energetic transformation.You Are Enough! Find Your Authentic State with Panache Desai and Dave Asprey – #692Don Wood, Ph.D.: Efficient and effective solutions for trauma using modern neuroscience advancements.How to Stay Present No Matter What – Don Wood, Ph.D. – #648Dr. Ted Achacoso: Bringing together AI, tech, human body systems and evolutionary medicine.Mathematics of Consciousness -Your Life as a Video Game. Dr. Ted Achacoso #495Whether you attend in person or are unable to join the conference, try the special conference edition of the DAVE ASPREY BOX. This quarterly subscription box gives you access to biohacking resources that can support you in achieving your health goals and unlocking your potential.Enjoy! Got a comment, idea or question for the podcast? Submit via this form.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Manage Your Blood Sugar: www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offGet Salty AF: https://drinklmnt.com/dave, from unflavored to classy combos like mango chili to the new watermelonRepair Oxidative Stress Damage: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Bulletproof Radio
Speaker Preview 2: Human Upgrades at the 7th Annual Biohacking Conference : 857

Bulletproof Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 49:47


Take a listen to a few of the world's most innovative minds in the field of human optimization and biohacking. All will be speaking in person at the 7TH Annual Biohacking Conference, Sept. 17-19, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.This transformative 3-day event, hosted by Dave Asprey and Upgrade Labs, features thought-provoking keynotes, panelists, and Upgrade U and Master U instructors. You'll find a Tech Playground and fully immersive experiences that push the limits of human advancement, performance and longevity. Here's a speaker sampling:Vishen Lakhiani: Optimize the brain for prime happiness and performance.Vishen Lakhiani: 10 Laws & Four-Letter Words – #309Dr. Will Cole: Tame inflammation, calm cravings, balance hormones and find food peace.Intuitive Fasting, Metabolic Flexibility & Metaphysical Meals – Dr. Will Cole with Dave Asprey – #796Panache Desai: Be “enough” through the power of insight and energetic transformation.You Are Enough! Find Your Authentic State with Panache Desai and Dave Asprey – #692Don Wood, Ph.D.: Efficient and effective solutions for trauma using modern neuroscience advancements.How to Stay Present No Matter What – Don Wood, Ph.D. – #648Dr. Ted Achacoso: Bringing together AI, tech, human body systems and evolutionary medicine.Mathematics of Consciousness -Your Life as a Video Game. Dr. Ted Achacoso #495Whether you attend in person or are unable to join the conference, try the special conference edition of the DAVE ASPREY BOX. This quarterly subscription box gives you access to biohacking resources that can support you in achieving your health goals and unlocking your potential.Enjoy! Got a comment, idea or question for the podcast? Submit via this form.WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Manage Your Blood Sugar: www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/dave, use code DAVE10 to get 10% offGet Salty AF: https://drinklmnt.com/dave, from unflavored to classy combos like mango chili to the new watermelonRepair Oxidative Stress Damage: https://eng3corp.com/DAVE/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

COMPLEXITY
Tyler Marghetis on Breakdowns & Breakthroughs: Critical Transitions in Jazz & Mathematics

COMPLEXITY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 64:19


Whether in an ecosystem, an economy, a jazz ensemble, or a lone scholar thinking through a problem, critical transitions — breakdowns and breakthroughs — appear to follow universal patterns. Creative leaps that take place in how mathematicians “think out loud” with body, chalk, and board look much like changes in the movement through “music-space” traced by groups of improvisers. Society itself appears to have an “aha moment” when a meme goes viral or a new word emerges in the popular vocabulary. How do collectives at all scales — be they neurons, research groups, or a society at large — suddenly change shape…and what early warning signs portend a pending bolt of inspiration?This week we talk to SFI Fellow Tyler Marghetis of UC Merced about regimes and ruptures across timescales — from the frustration and creativity of mathematicians and musicians to the bursts of innovation that appear to punctuate civilization and the biosphere alike.If you value our research and communication efforts, please subscribe to Complexity Podcast wherever you prefer to listen, rate and review us at Apple Podcasts, and/or consider making a donation at santafe.edu/podcastgive. You can find numerous other ways to engage with us at santafe.edu/engage. Thank you for listening!Join our Facebook discussion group to meet like minds and talk about each episode.Podcast theme music by Mitch Mignano.Follow us on social media:Twitter • YouTube • Facebook • Instagram • LinkedIn Related Reading & Listening:“Creative leaps in musical ecosystems: early warning signals of critical transitions in professional jazz” by Matt Setzler, Tyler Marghetis, Minje Kim“The complex system of mathematical creativity: Modularity, burstiness, and the network structure of how experts use inscriptions” by Tyler Marghetis, Kate Sampson, David Landy“An Integrated Mess of Music Lovers in Science” – press release with video playlist of the 2020 Musicology & Complexity Working Group“Explosive Proofs of Mathematical Truths” – Simon DeDeo SFI Seminar on inductive networksComplexity 29: David KrakauerComplexity 33: Tim Kohler & Marten SchefferComplexity 35, 36: Geoffrey WestComplexity 37: Laurence GonzalesComplexity 65: Deborah GordonTopics Discussed:• competitive wrestling to complex systems science• free jazz ensembles as a mode of distributed cognition like ant colonies• creative transitions as analogous to ecosystemic transitions (loss of resilience due to autocorrelation, etc)• the difference between composed and improvised music• creativity and boredom• the relationship between improvisation and trauma, exploration and nonlinearity• the death of the genre (?)• the role of the body in thought• how can you tell an “aha moment” is about to happen?• what does a healthy mathematical ecosystem look like?• burstiness and virality

Get High On Motivation
6 Simple Ways to Increase Your Peace During the Plandemic

Get High On Motivation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 29:27


Has life been getting chaotic with all the changes in the world? Does peace of mind sound like a fairytale versus a plausible reality? Could you use more peace in your home or office... or if you are like most of the world, in your home office? Today your favorite motivator's Favorite Motivator will share 6 easy, free and/or cheap ways you create more peace in your life. Food for Thought in this episode address the value of emptiness. "Mimi the Motivator," is a modern-day Master Teacher. Although degreed in Mathematics, her expertise consists of Entrepreneurship, Holistic Health and Marketing. Your favorite motivator's Favorite Motivator is on a mission to establish a cycle of community and generational wealth in socio-economic challenged cultures. Her boutique consulting agency provides a holistic approach to personal and professional development through workshops, events, online courses, coaching, and podcasts. You can catch a new episode of "Get High On Motivation" every Wednesday, on your favorite streaming app.Sign up today to Convert 30 minutes of content into a 6-week Online Course. Learn how you can easily repurpose your old or new content to create passive income.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREESupport the show (https://cash.app/$mimileut)

Nightlife
How mathematics created civilisation

Nightlife

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 50:05


Did you study maths at school? How often are trigonometry or calculus used in everyday life? In his new book, The Art of More, science writer Michael Brooks explores how mathematics is the fundamental key to so much in our world.

Untold Stories
The Evolution of DeFi with Scott Stuart

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 50:35


My guest today is Scott Stuart, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Kava Labs the team behind Kava and the Kava ecosystem. The Kava platform is a decentralized network purpose built for scalability and security. It provides access to high yield earning opportunities, inclusivity and no-limits in a de-risked DeFi model. At the center of this is a safe, intuitive and complete user experience that creates the base layer for financial service applications. Kava Lend, Kava Mint, and Kava Swap are built on the Kava Platform and come complete with interoperable cross-chain tooling, secure price feeds and institutional-grade safety and reliability. Kava Lend allows users to earn rewards by supplying and borrowing assets from money markets. Kava Mint allows users to take out USDX stablecoin loans using their assets as collateral. Kava Swap allows users to buy and sell tokens across the Kava Blockchain, and earn rewards by providing liquidity to pools. Scott is an experienced product-first entrepreneur. He graduated from Mathematics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, while at school and for some time after Scott was professional internet poker player, where he found success growing to be ranked globally. He was first exposed to Bitcoin and crypto through poker tournaments. This was around the time when Bitcoin was trading around $50. He eventually made his way to Ad Tech where he founded and ran a mobile AdTech company. He made his way back to crypto in 2016 - 2017 around when he first heard about Ethereum and saw the opportunity to build decentralized financial services, which led him and his two co-founders to start Kava Labs. In our conversation we discuss Kava and the Kava ecosystem, the evolution of DeFi, the importance of security, and more. Scott explains how Kava approaches DeFi and crypto differently than other projects. Scott stresses the point that for DeFi to gain mainstream adoption security standards need to be dramatically improved. We go onto discuss some of the recent high profile DeFi hacks and how those are indicative of the lack security standards across DeFi. Scott also discusses Kava Swap and how the Kava ecosystem is a positioning itself to be verticalized DeFi ecosystem. We also touch on the importance of improving the user experience of DeFi for the average crypto user. We finish our conversation with a few pieces of advice for people looking to start a career in crypto/web 3. Please enjoy my conversation with Scott Stuart. -- ParaSwap: If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap's state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. --- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

The Entrepreneurial You
The Psychology Behind Creating Urgency to Convert Customers Authentically

The Entrepreneurial You

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 32:41


Have you been struggling to tap into your market and create long-lasting, authentic customer relationships? In today's episode with Jack Born, we will learn about "The Psychology Behind Creating Urgency to Convert Customers Authentically.” Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:  Learn how important Psychology is to business. Learn about the power of deadlines.  Learn about Deadline Funnel and how it has been impacting businesses globally.  Episode Highlights Ways Psychology Affects Business  Jack shared that the fundamentals of business are a mixture of Psychology and Mathematics. However, with marketing and sales, Psychology and communication are the main pillars for a business to stand on.  Jack shares how he found out things about the human brain and the psychology behind how it reacts to buying or trying a product and the decision-making process.   The Benefits of Utilizing Deadlines  Jack shares how establishing a deadline for signing up for a product he was launching changed his life and business.  Deadlines are essential and encourage people to take action to be a part of a launch.  Deadlines will not fix fundamental flaws in your messaging. If the message or the pitch is not acceptable or substantial it will not allow you to reap the benefits of customers, subscribers, or potential clients in creating urgency to be a part of your launch.  Deadlines magnify the results of offers customers are interested in.     Things to consider when trying to effectively launch a product: The time - Assess the trends in your market of choice to determine how long you want the product launch to last. The typical launch time ranges between 4-10 or 5-9 days.  Whatever time an entrepreneur uses to launch a product should give them enough time to: a) educate your audience on what the product is and its uses; b) allow potential clients to develop a sense of trust in the product; c) establish your authority in this particular field or area of expertise;  d) communicate and interact with your potential audience and clientele.    Establish a deadline - Customers understand the impact or premise of a deadline. By adding a deadline, consumers are encouraged to make final decisions quicker to help entrepreneurs know who is interested.  3 Powerful Quotes from This Episode   “Everything  that you do is either adding to your trust and credibility with your audience or it's detracting.”   “You're going to have long-term success if you take a long-term vision and approach with your business.”   “One of the fundamental components of a powerful offer is a deadline."   About Jack Born     Jack Born is the Founder of Deadline Funnel. Jack is also the founder of several successful software companies. He lives and breathes marketing and sales psychology, and loves sharing what he knows with entrepreneurs and improving businesses through the software he has developed. He offers training that helps entrepreneurs improve their business and has spoken at many international events spreading his knowledge and expertise.    Curious about Jack's work? Check out his  business website  Have specific questions? You can reach out and follow Jack on LinkedIn, and his personal website.   Enjoy this Podcast? If you enjoyed today's episode of The Entrepreneurial You, hit subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! Also if you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your family and friends, and colleagues, so they can feel empowered and encouraged to pursue their business. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (henekawatkisporter@gmail.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Thanks for listening! For more updates and episodes, visit my website.

But it is Rocket Science
Episode 40: Black Holes - Are they Actually Supermassive? - BIIRS Season 3

But it is Rocket Science

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 41:10


Do you know what Black Holes actually are? Are we actually all holograms? Pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) and come hang out with your friendly neighborhood aerospace engineers to find out! We have Merch!! https://www.butitisrocketscience.com/shop Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/biirs Find us on social media! Instagram: butitisrocketscience Twitter: butitisRS Facebook: But it is Rocket Science Henna's Sources: Beall, Abigail. “Theory Claims to Offer the FIRST 'Evidence' Our Universe Is a Hologram.” WIRED UK, WIRED UK, 31 Jan. 2017, www.wired.co.uk/article/our-universe-is-a-hologram. Bouman, Katherine L. “Extreme Imaging via Physical Model Inversion: Seeing around Corners and Imaging Black Holes.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017. Garner, Rob. “What Are Black Holes?” NASA, NASA, 15 Nov. 2017, www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/starsgalaxies/black_hole_description.html. “Gravitational Singularity.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Aug. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_singularity. Information@eso.org. “Anatomy of a Black Hole.” Www.eso.org, www.eso.org/public/images/eso1907h/. Kurzgesagt. “Black Holes Explained – from Birth to Death.” YouTube, YouTube, 15 Dec. 2015, Schirber, Michael. “Eye-to-Eye with a Black Hole.” Space.com, Space, 11 July 2005, www.space.com/1297-eye-eye-black-hole.html. “Stars.” NASA, NASA, science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/how-do-stars-form-and-evolve. Sutter, Paul. “Can We Solve the Black Hole Information Paradox with 'Photon Spheres'?” Space.com, Space, 16 July 2021, www.space.com/black-hole-information-paradox-photon-spheres. “What Happens When Stars Produce Iron?” Futurism, Futurism, 14 July 2014, futurism.com/what-happens-when-stars-produce-iron. Anna's Sources: “18Th Century.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Sept. 2021, Beall, Abigail. “What Is Einstein's Theory of Relativity?” WIRED UK, WIRED UK, 28 Mar. 2017, www.wired.co.uk/article/einstein-theory-relativity. Bernstein, Jeremy. “The Reluctant Father of Black Holes.” Scientific American, Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2007, www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-reluctant-father-of-black-holes-2007-04/. “Black Hole of Calcutta.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 5 Sept. 2021, “Black Hole.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 5 Sept. 2021, Colonial America (1492-1763), www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_subj.html. Einstein, Albert. “On a Stationary System with Spherical Symmetry Consisting of Many Gravitating Masses.” The Annals of Mathematics, vol. 40, no. 4, 1939, p. 922., doi:10.2307/1968902. “How Scientists Captured the First Image of a Black Hole - Teachable Moments.” NASA, NASA, 19 Apr. 2019, www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/news/2019/4/19/how-scientists-captured-the-first-image-of-a-black-hole/. “J. Robert Oppenheimer.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 28 Aug. 2021 “John Michell.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Aug. 2021, “John Michell: COUNTRY Parson DESCRIBED Black Holes IN 1783: Amnh.” American Museum of Natural History, www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections/cosmic-horizons-book/john-michell-black-holes. Michael Lane Smith | Published Sep 10, et al. “The United States Was Called The United Colonies UNTIL Sept. 9, 1776.” Task & Purpose, 10 Sept. 2015, taskandpurpose.com/history/the-united-states-was-called-the-united-colonies-until-sept-9-1776/. Mills, Virginia. “Black Holes: Who Didn't See Them FIRST?: Royal Society.” Black Holes: Who Didn't See Them First? | Royal Society, 4 June 2019, royalsociety.org/blog/2019/06/black-holes/. “Planetary Motion: The History of an Idea That Launched the Scientific Revolution.” NASA, NASA, earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/OrbitsHistory. “Science and Technology.” On-Line: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, www.exnet.com/1996/02/20/science/science.html. Music from filmmusic.io "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

The Life Scientific
Hannah Fry on the power and perils of big data

The Life Scientific

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 40:41


‘I didn't know I wanted to be a mathematician until I was one' says Hannah Fry, now a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at University College London. Her mother pushed her hard at school, coming down on her like a tonne of bricks when she got a C for effort in mathematics. Never mind that she was top of the class. By the time she'd finished a PhD in fluid dynamics, she had realised that she probably wasn't going to be a hairdresser and pursued her other passion, Formula One. Sadly F1 wasn't the dream job she'd imagined: all the interesting equations were wrapped up in computer simulations and no further maths was needed. Keen to continue doing mathematics, she joined the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London just as people were starting to use data to understand human behaviour. (Yes. If you zoom out enough and use some mathematical tools, there are parallels between the airflows around racing cars and the way humans behave.) She has studied everything from the mathematics of love to civil unrest, and has advised governments and Deep Mind, the artificial intelligence research lab owned by Google. At a public lecture in Berlin in 2018, she learnt the hard way that it's a mistake to detach data from its context. Never again will she forget to ask, what do these numbers represent? How else could my algorithms be used? Is this something we, as a society, want? Data and algorithms help humans to solve problems. Big, difficult problems like climate change and Covid-19. Mathematics can help us to police a riot or find love. But the idea that maths and numbers are value-neutral is deeply flawed, Hannah says. The artificial intelligence we create is a reflection of who we are. It can discriminate horribly. But, applied wisely, it could help us to start to overcome our unconscious biases and prejudice. We humans are not perfect. Neither is AI. If we scrutinise the algorithms that now make so many decisions for us and make sure that their priorities are our priorities, then perhaps we can get the best of both. In the Age of the Algorithm, humans have never been more important Hannah Fry tells Jim Al-Khalili about her life as a mathematician and why her attitude to risk and statistics changed dramatically earlier this year. Producer: Anna Buckley

Mind your STEM Podcast
Rachel Stottmann - Engineering, Art, STEAM, & Tread the Red

Mind your STEM Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 41:42


Rachel Stottmann is a Civil/Environmental engineering student at the University ofLouisville's JB Speed School of Engineering. Rachel will graduate in May 2022 with her secondBachelor's degree. She previously graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in drawing and painting. Rachel is a huge proponent for the outdoors and has started a project called “Tread the Red” that focuses on the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Her love for the outdoors and hiking were key in her decision to continue her educationin the world of Civil/Environmental engineering and also her sole purpose for creating Tread the Red. The project has been an outlet for her to share her experiences at Red River Gorge and highlight stories of the people who make up the amazing community. Rachel is a huge supporter of “STEAM” – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics – and hopes to connect with the outdoors and others through her Civil/Environmental engineering path combined with her artistic side. Tread the Red is a project to spark curiosity, imagination, and exploration. Come with us as we "hike through" Rachel's life! You can find Rachel at https://treadthered.com/tread-the-red-podcast/ Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tread-the-red/id1547503321Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5dIQ0W753CQrYcjsAryaGgInstagram: @tread_the_redIf you know any women in the STEM field or you yourself would like to be part of this project, please send an email to mindyourstem@gmail.com.Instagram: @mindyourstemFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MindyourSTEM

Purpose FULL Women
166 - Your Wisdom Matters with Olivia Parr Rud

Purpose FULL Women

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 25:11


After a 30 career as a data scientist and consultant for multiple large corporations, Olivia has concluded that the world needs more wisdom. To that end, she is creating Your Wisdom Institute, a platform that offers wisdom-bearers access to seekers around the world. Her signature program, Rock Your Wisdom, helps you discover, package, and share your wisdom. Olivia has a BA in Mathematics, an MS in Statistics.

Rebuild
315: Our Bank Doesn't Like Your Voice Service (higepon)

Rebuild

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 96:34


Taro Minowa さんをゲストに迎えて、学校、Apple, プロダクティビティ、数学、1Password などについて話しました。 Show Notes CDC: Unvaccinated Marin County teacher caused big COVID-19 outbreak in school Fauci Says He Expects Vaccines For Younger Children By The End Of Year Or Early 2022 Why Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers May Make Things Worse Apple and Google must allow developers to use other payment systems, new Korean law declares 日本の公正取引委員会によるApp Storeの調査が終結) アップル・インクに対する独占禁止法違反被疑事件の処理について:公正取引委員会 jfc - Dictionary.com STREAKS. The to-do list that helps you form good habits Dropover ‐ Easier Drag and Drop on your Mac. Numi Plausible Analytics Mathematics for Machine Learning 新・数学の学び方 higepon/mml: My notes for "Mathematics for Machine Leaning" book Mathematics Stack Exchange W3C Math Home 着脱式ペーパーライク 上質紙 ELECOM Pencil-Feel Screen Protector TOTP for 1Password users Titan Security Key オッドタクシー オッドタクシー | Prime Video

Bidwell Presbyterian Church Podcast
Episode 112: The Mathematics Of Grace

Bidwell Presbyterian Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 29:07


Pastor Greg CootsonaThe Warmth Factor--Reclaiming The Ancient Practice Of HospitalityLuke 15:1-10

Engines of Our Ingenuity
Engines of Our Ingenuity 2101: Maupertuis

Engines of Our Ingenuity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 3:47


Episode: 2101: Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis: a flattened Earth, and the Principle of Least Action.  Today, least action and a flattened Earth.

The Frontier Beyond Fear
The Beatitudes

The Frontier Beyond Fear

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 64:00


How can The Beatitudes inspire and reassure us, as well as give us courage?  We will expansively explore Matthew 5:1-15 (3-11 are considered The Beatitudes, beginning with "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.").  With degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, writer, researcher, mystic and philosopher Susan Larison Danz combines logic with spirituality in all of her endeavors, sharing a free-flowing authentic, intuitive and liberating perspective with listeners.  The Frontier Beyond Fear is in its 11th year on Blog Talk Radio, with over 400 episodes. Photo by Susan Larison Danz.  Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission. 

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes
743 - Set Realistic Goals

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 21:25


Get this episode ad-free when you join TLBC+ today: https://tlbc.co/join In this episode, we look at how setting goals that are too big can do damage. Get excited, because this is Tiny Leaps, Big Changes. Welcome to another episode of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes where I share research-backed strategies you can use, to get more out of your life. My name is Gregg Clunis. The Research: Masayuki Suzuki, Stephanie Lictenfield, and Herbert W. Marsh published a study titled Don't Aim Too High for Your Kids: Parental Overaspiration Undermines Students' Learning in Mathematics back in 2015 where they looked at the effects of parental expectations on their children's results. What They Found: This study aimed to test this idea of it being a positive thing to see whether or not negative effects could be seen. Here's how they put it: “...in contrast to the large body of literature showing positive links between parental aspiration and children's academic performance, there is a surprising lack of research that has examined possible adverse effects of parental aspiration. Parents with high aspirations for their children's academic attainment are likely to be committed to and highly involved with, their children, which will typically enhance children's academic achievement. However, excessively high parental aspiration that exceeds realistic expectations of the children's performance (i.e., parental over aspiration) may lead to overinvolvement, excessive pressure to achieve, and high levels of control over a child's behavior.” Key Takeaways: What does this mean for our own lives? Excessively high aspiration that exceeds realistic expectations Excessive pressure to achieve High levels of control over behavior This study specifically looked at the effects of a parent putting these things on their child...but what about the effects on themselves? Our culture tends to prioritize overachieving, shooting for the stars, and pushing ourselves hard When we fail we blame it on lack of discipline or laziness or worse, we tighten our control on ourselves...get more extreme with our diets, savings...etc The study didn't look at this but if these are the effects we put on our children, and that has been shown to create negative outcomes then why would we treat ourselves that way and expect anything different? Try Quince: https://onequince.com | TINY10 Hosted By: Gregg Clunis | https://www.instagram.com/greggclunis/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinyleaps Website: http://tlbc.co/tiny-leaps-big-changes Readings: https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-pspp0000079.pdf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Get High On Motivation
What Your Driving Says About Your Personality & Communication Style

Get High On Motivation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 29:27


Have you ever wondered why people say you can't have your cake and eat it too? Today, Mimi shares the original Proverb that sets us straight. Do you know what the way you handle your car, traffic and other drivers says about you? Hopefully, this episode may shed some light on some things you weren't quite aware of. "Mimi the Motivator," is a modern-day Master Teacher. Although degreed in Mathematics, her expertise consists of Entrepreneurship, Holistic Health and Marketing. Your favorite motivator's Favorite Motivator is on a mission to establish a cycle of community and generational wealth in socio-economic challenged cultures. Her boutique consulting agency provides a holistic approach to personal and professional development through workshops, events, online courses, coaching, and podcasts. You can catch a new episode of "Get High On Motivation" every Wednesday, on your favorite streaming app.Sign up today to Convert 30 minutes of content into a 6-week Online Course. Learn how you can easily repurpose your old or new content to create passive income.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREESupport the show (https://cash.app/$mimileut)

The Audio Long Read
From the archives: John Horton Conway: the world's most charismatic mathematician – podcast

The Audio Long Read

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 41:06


We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2015: John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Forever FAB Podcast
“Mission Possible: Launching Your Dreams and Landing among The Stars:” Interview with Aisha Bowe Part 2

Forever FAB Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 20:25


Dr. Shirley Madhere is a NYC-based plastic surgeon and Founder of Holistic Plastic Surgery.  This philosophy is based on a whole-body, mind, and spirit approach to beauty and incorporates wellness, integrative nutrition, functional aesthetics, and complementary medicine.   Dr. Madhere's approach to optimal outcomes in plastic surgery is through a lens of wellness, and is grounded in science and backed by ivy league medical study, research, and extensive surgical training.  View her menu of services at ElementsandGraces.com.  Consultations are available in-office, virtually, and online via Click-lift.com.   Coming soon: Dr. Madhere offers beauty on call services through Jet Set Beauty Rx, a mobile medical aesthetics unit delivering beauty in the privacy of your own home.  Reserve at JetSetBeautyRx.com.   As a creative outlet and means to broaden the perspective on the “spectrum of beauty,”  Dr. Madhere created Forever F.A.B., a podcast dedicated to Fashion, the Art of living well (i.e., wellness), and all things Beauty.  Visit ForeverFABpodcast.com for past and new episodes.     If you enjoy listening to the Forever F.A.B. podcast, get more audio and visuals with a membership through Patreon.  Choose the Gold, Platinum, or Diamond tier for premium added content, special co-hosts, lifestyle videos, branded merchandise, and private access to Dr. Shirley's Clubhouse by visiting patreon.com/ForeverFAB.   This week's podcast episode features an interview with Aisha Bowe.   Aisha Bowe is a Bahamian-American aerospace engineer, entrepreneur, and founder of a technology company.  She grew up in the United States in a working-class family. Her father immigrated from the Bahamas and was a taxi driver in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Although her high school guidance counselor recommended that she become a cosmetologist, her father urged her to take a mathematics class at her local community college. That she excelled in math allowed her to transfer into engineering programs at the University of Michigan.  At the university, she completed her undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering in 2008, then earned a master's degree in space systems engineering in 2009.    Aisha worked at the Ames Research Center, a major NASA research center in the Flight Trajectory Dynamics and Controls Branch of the Aviation Systems Division.  She joined the Flight and Fluid Mechanics department and assisted in the development of algorithms in support of Air Traffic Management.  While at NASA, she also served as liaison to the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, mentored students, held interview workshops and led NASA site tours.   Currently, Aisha is founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a company that solves technology challenges for government and private-sector clients.  She is also the creator of the LINGO coding kit which teaches hardware and software design.   Aisha's accolades are numerous and include: Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) of Washington, D.C. *INC 5000 2020 List of Fastest Growing Companies US Women's Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Star” Award *Silicon Valley's National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Women in Technology of the Year Award *NASA's Engineering Honor Award NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Medal   Aisha is an international speaker, entrepreneur, certified scuba diver, fashionista, and mountain climber.    Catch the latest episode of the Forever F.A.B. podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, iheartradio, Podbean, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  For past episodes featuring guest star interviews, beauty product reviews and innovations in plastic surgery, visit ForeverFABpodcast.com.   Catch the latest episode of the Forever F.A.B. podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, iheartradio, Podbean, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  For past episodes featuring guest star interviews, beauty product reviews and innovations in plastic surgery, visit ForeverFABpodcast.com. The F.A.B. Five according to Aisha Bowe: Let it go: sometimes a setback is a set up; Be intentional; Start a business that solves a problem you personally have; Fall in love with yourself; Invest early in yourself.   If you want to decode code or know someone who does, get your kit on stemlingo.com.   If you or your company are facing complex tech issues and want solutions “at the speed of mission,” visit stemboard.com.   Follow @Aisha Bowe on IG.    ***** As always, if you liked this episode of the Forever FAB podcast, please share it and subscribe to the feed. Listen to past episodes or check out who's coming up next on foreverfabpodcast.com.   Catch the latest episode of the Forever F.A.B. podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, iheartradio, Podbean, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  For past episodes featuring guest star interviews, beauty product reviews and innovations in plastic surgery, visit ForeverFABpodcast.com.  To get more FAB, level up your listening and become a patron on patreon.com/foreverFAB.   For holistic beauty tips or to set up an appointment with me to discuss your personalized options for leveling up your beauty, go to ElementsandGraces.com and sign up for my newsletter or book a consultation—in-office or virtually.   For an online e-consultation on time, anytime and on your time, visit Click-Lift.com for your wellness, plastic surgery, and beauty questions on the go.   And… if you don't want to go anywhere or leave your home for your next Botox or filler injection, look out for Jet Set Beauty Rx offering aesthetic medical services such as injectable fillers and multi-vitamin facial treatments in a mobile medical unit.  Jet Set Beauty Rx is coming to your neighborhood soon.  Visit JetSetBeautyRx.com to reserve.    If you'd like to be a guest or know a potential FABulous guest for the Forever FAB podcast, let us know at foreverfabpodcast.com.   Produced by www.oneofoneproductions.com Recorded, mixed, edited and original music by www.23dbproductions.com   Podcast Medical Disclaimer The purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. It is no substitute for professional care by your doctor or your own qualified healthcare professional. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this podcast or in any linked materials. Guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Dr. Shirley Madhere neither endorses nor opposes any particular opinion discussed in this podcast. The views expressed on this podcast have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice, institution or other entity with which Dr. Shirley Madhere may be affiliated.

Sage Advice Podcast
Thought Leader - Matt Robinson on reinventing the spreadsheet

Sage Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 11:27


Before Spreadsheet.com, Matt Robinson was founder and CEO of Rollbase, a low-code rapid application development platform acquired by Progress Software, and Recruitforce.com, a SaaS applicant tracking system acquired by Taleo, now known as Oracle Taleo Business Edition. He has a BS in Mathematics from Bates College and an MS in Management from Stanford University. Offer: Free Premium level access to Spreadsheet.com until Oct 17, 2021

Ash Said It® Daily
Atlanta Earthwork Installation to Honor NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 10:21


A 4,800 square-foot natural art exhibit is being created to commemorate International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about NASA's Artemis Program and inspire women and girls through the high-profile STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) exhibit. The City of Atlanta approved the permit June 17, 2021 for the Earthwork installation in downtown Woodruff Park, Atlanta, Georgia. From October 11-22, the Earthwork will be displayed as an eco-friendly grass artwork featuring active NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Her 42 days in space are the most of any female African American astronaut. The intent of the art exhibit is to inspire women and girls, and especially people of color, to aim higher and reach for more advantageous goals. The project was conceived by Christina Korp, President of Purpose Entertainment and artist Stan Herd of Stan Herd Earthworks working in partnership with Atlanta Parks Department, Downtown Atlanta, the Hines Family Foundation, Mercer University STEM Education Innovation Lab, Atlanta International School and former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott's Space for Art Foundation. The Artemis Program is a United States-led international human spaceflight program launched in 2017 with the primary goal of returning humans to the Moon in 2024. During the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. NASA will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration for the first time. So far, eight countries along with the US have signed the Artemis Accords, an international agreement between governments participating in the Artemis Program. An informative and interactive website for the Earthwork, in production now, will allow visitors to learn more about astronaut Stephanie Wilson as well as the Artemis Program and space opportunities for women and girls. “The Apollo missions including the first Moon landing inspired a generation and spurred on innovation. It ignited a spark in those kids to aim high for their dreams. Those kids turned into adults who are changing the world today,” said Purpose Entertainment President, Christina Korp. “We want to light the spark in today's generation to empower them to change the world tomorrow, especially women and girls of color who maybe haven't felt there was room for them in future space activities. Stephanie Wilson is living proof that their dreams can become a reality.” The installation is a signature event in Atlanta, Georgia marking International Day of the Girl, a yearly commemoration celebrated all over the world. Christina Korp is President of Purpose Entertainment and is the former manager of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the Moon along with Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11. She is a space marketer and influencer who has an extensive background in producing space themed events and exhibitions. Korp produced the last five major galas at Kennedy Space Center celebrating Apollo 11 including the Apollo 50th Gala. She also conceptualized and produced The People's Moon project, which resides as a permanent exhibit at Kennedy Space Center. She recently produced Our Story100 for the US Government's Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. Learn more: christinakorp.com Stan Herd, a native of Kansas, has been active in film, music and the arts in America's heartland for over 40 years. He began creating large scale “Earthworks,” giant eco-friendly artworks made of organic materials, gaining recognition in National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine. In 2020 he created Earthworks of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, which gained attention by the Biden presidential campaign. Herd has created Earthworks all over the United States as well as in Australia, Brazil, China and Cuba. Learn more: stanherdarts.com About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► Need Goli Gummies? https://go.goli.com/1loveash5 ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ► Want the ‘coldest' water? https://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=ashleybrown12 ► Become A Podcast Legend: http://ashsaidit.podcastersmastery.zaxaa.com/s/6543767021305 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ ► Newsletter: manage1.com/subscribe?u=2a2ca3b799467f125b53863http://ashsaidit.us11.list-c8&id=a6f43cd472 #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, iHeart Radio & Google Play. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Curiosity Daily
Infinity in a Used Prayer Book and Vampire-Like Sea Slugs

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 12:32


Learn about the earliest use of infinity we've found; and vampire-like sea slugs that absorb other organisms' attributes. The earliest mathematical use of infinity was found in a reused prayer book by Briana Brownell Reviel Netz. (2021). The Diagrams as Floating Bodies by Reviel Netz of Stanford University. Archimedespalimpsest.org. http://archimedespalimpsest.org/about/scholarship/method-infinity.php ‌ NOVA | Infinite Secrets | Working with Infinity | PBS. (2021). Pbs.org. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archimedes/infinity.html  ‌Lloyd, R. (2009, February 17). Idea of Infinity Stretched Back to Third Century B.C. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/3336-idea-infinity-stretched-century.html  The Archimedes Palimpsest Project. (2021). About the Archimedes Palimpsest. Archimedespalimpsest.org. http://archimedespalimpsest.org/about/  Some species of nudibranchs can absorb other organisms' attributes like vampires by Grant Currin Jonny Thomson. (2021, July 9). Nudibranchs: psychedelic body snatchers of the deep. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/nudibranchs-strange-body-snatchers-ocean  Goodheart, J. (2018, May 9). How Sea Slugs Steal the Defenses of Their Prey. Si.edu. https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/how-sea-slugs-steal-defenses-their-prey  Nudibranchs: psychedelic thieves of the sea. (2017). Nhm.ac.uk. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/nudibranchs-psychedelic-thieves-of-the-sea.html  Nudibranchs (2016). National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/facts/nudibranchs-1?loggedin=true  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast
Math isn't just about crunching numbers

The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 27:55


At this week's Round Table, Inica and Madeline spoke with Jennifer Wilson, Dean of Eugene Lang College and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Eugene Lang College. Dean Wilson loves math and she loves social change so she has found ways to entwine the two in her work. She studies the ways in which we make decisions and the fairness properties embedded in that, for good and for bad. Voting is a quintessential way citizens make decisions and thus is of particular interest to her. Dean Wilson is deeply invested in plurality vs majority systems, and is closely analyzing the recent primaries in New York City, which used ranked choice voting (RCV) for the first time. Of course SOME aspects of RCV can be approached mathematically (like the spoiler effect) and others can't (like does it impact how candidates approach the campaign) but analyzing it mathematically can help us step back, gain objectivity, and think LESS about campaigning as a sport and MORE about the structures we use to make decisions--and then to critique and improve them. A mathematical lens (specifically collective game theory) can also be helpful in analyzing the bandwagon effect--that is, what are the reasons for candidates to support one another as they're gaining momentum—and gerrymandering to produce more or less competitive races. Needless to say, Jennifer Wilson's work and this episode will help you think differently and more deeply about electoral math. Thank you for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nextgenpolitics/message

Futility Closet
356-A Strawberry's Journey

Futility Closet

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 30:23


The modern strawberry has a surprisingly dramatic story, involving a French spy in Chile, a perilous ocean voyage, and the unlikely meeting of two botanical expatriates. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the improbable origin of one of the world's most popular fruits. We'll also discuss the answers to some of our queries and puzzle over a radioactive engineer. Intro: Williston Fish bequeathed everything. Philip Cohen invented an English contraction with seven apostrophes. Sources for our feature on Amédée-François Frézier: Amédée-François Frézier, A Voyage to the South-sea, and Along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714, 1717. George McMillan Darrow, The Strawberry: History, Breeding, and Physiology, 1966. James F. Hancock, Strawberries, 2020. R.M. Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A.K. Dubey, and Vikramaditya Pandey, Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection, 2019. Amjad M. Husaini and Davide Neri, Strawberry: Growth, Development and Diseases, 2016. Joel S. Denker, The Carrot Purple and Other Curious Stories of the Food We Eat, 2015. Adam Leith Gollner, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession, 2013. Mary Ellen Snodgrass, World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence From Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization, 2012. Noel Kingsbury, Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding, 2011. Christopher Stocks, Forgotten Fruits: The Stories Behind Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables, 2009. Stevenson Whitcomb Fletcher, The Strawberry in North America: History, Origin, Botany, and Breeding, 1917. Dominique D.A. Pincot et al., "Social Network Analysis of the Genealogy of Strawberry: Retracing the Wild Roots of Heirloom and Modern Cultivars," G3 11:3 (2021), jkab015. Marina Gambardella, S. Sanchez, and J. Grez, "Morphological Analysis of Fragaria chiloensis Accessions and Their Relationship as Parents of F.× ananassa Hybrid," Acta Horticulturae 1156, VIII International Strawberry Symposium, April 2017. Chad E. Finn et al., "The Chilean Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis): Over 1000 Years of Domestication," HortScience 48.4 (2013), 418-421. Jorge B. Retamales et al., "Current Status of the Chilean Native Strawberry and the Research Needs to Convert the Species Into a Commercial Crop," HortScience 40:6 (2005), 1633-1634. J.F. Hancock, A. Lavín, and J.B. Retamales, "Our Southern Strawberry Heritage: Fragaria chiloensis of Chile," HortScience 34:5 (1999), 814-816. James F. Hancock and James J. Luby, "Genetic Resources at Our Doorstep: The Wild Strawberries," BioScience 43:3 (March 1993), 141-147. Wilson Popenoe, "The Frutilla, or Chilean Strawberry," Journal of Heredity 12:10 (1921), 457-466. Liberty Hyde Bailey, "Whence Came the Cultivated Strawberry," American Naturalist 28:328 (1894), 293-306. Emily Tepe, "A Spy, a Botanist, and a Strawberry," Minnesota Fruit Research, University of Minnesota, June 11, 2019. "How Strawberries Grew Bigger: Plant History," Financial Times, Aug. 30, 2008. Steve Zalusky, "From 'Hayberry' to 'Strawberry': A Look at the History of the Delicious Fruit," [Arlington Heights, Ill.] Daily Herald, June 26, 2005. "The Modern Strawberry Owes Its Discovery to Ironic Incidents," Charleston [W.V] Daily Mail, March 30, 2005. Peter Eisenhauer, "The Berry With a Past," Milwaukee Journal, June 20, 1990. Eve Johnson, "Sweet Quest for Perfection: Juicy Story With Sexy Angle," Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1990. Listener mail: Thanks to listener Patrick McNeal for sending this 1888 proof of the Pythagorean theorem by Emma Coolidge ("Department of Mathematics," Journal of Education 28:1 [June 28, 1888], 17). The proof is explicated in Robert and Ellen Kaplan's 2011 book Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem (pages 103-107). Tony O'Neill, "Glenade Lake and the Legend of the Dobhar-chú," Underexposed, Dec. 4, 2017. Patrick Tohall, "The Dobhar-Chú Tombstones of Glenade, Co. Leitrim," Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 78:2 (December 1948), 127-129. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Brent Ulbert, who sent these corroborating links (warning -- these spoil the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at podcast@futilitycloset.com. Thanks for listening!

The Frontier Beyond Fear
Lucid Dreams

The Frontier Beyond Fear

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 57:00


What is it like to have lucid dreams and how are they related to intuitive guidance and visionary experiences?  Mystical experience has been a part of Humanity's journey for a very long time.  Have we lost sight of how accessible and essential the mystical can be, particularly in dreams?  What do our dreams, lucid and otherwise, have to say to us? With degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, writer, researcher, mystic and philosopher Susan Larison Danz combines logic with spirituality in all of her endeavors, sharing a free-flowing authentic, intuitive and liberating perspective with listeners. The Frontier Beyond Fear is in its 11th year on Blog Talk Radio, with over 400 episodes. Photo by Susan Larison Danz.  Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.

Eigenbros
Eigenbros ep 130 - Introducing Geometric Algebra

Eigenbros

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 63:50


Juan & Terence discuss the powerful and modern physics mathematics known as Geometric Algebra. Geometric Algebra (Clifford Algebra) is one of the lesser known mathematics in physics, yet it is very powerful. The geometric product is related to complex numbers, spin, and other aspects of physics.

The Craig T. Owens Audio Blog

Illogical-sounding math is great advice for healthy, fulfilling relationships.  To read the transcript of today's podcast, please click here. 

Curiosity Daily
How COVID Tests Work, Making Decisions with Math, Dog Talent

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 15:37


Learn how COVID tests work; how math can help you with major life decisions; and how some dogs have natural talent. How COVID PCR tests work by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Lydia) Tiner, S. (2020, March 27). The Science Behind the Test for the COVID-19 VirusDiscovery's Edge. Https://Discoverysedge.mayo.edu/. https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2020/03/27/the-science-behind-the-test-for-the-covid-19-virus/ ‌ Amoeba Sisters. (2020). PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5jmdh9AnS4  ‌PCR: Thirty-five years and counting. (2018, May 10). PCR: Thirty-five years and counting. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/features/2018/05/pcr-thirty-five-years-and-counting ‌ Ask A Scientist Staff. (2020, October 23). Why qPCR is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. Ask a Scientist; Thermo Fisher Scientific. https://www.thermofisher.com/blog/ask-a-scientist/why-qpcr-is-the-gold-standard-for-covid-19-testing/  Additional resources from David Sumpter: Pick up "The Ten Equations that Rule the World and How You Can Use Them Too": https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314406/the-ten-equations-that-rule-the-world/9780241404546.html  Faculty page: https://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N7-525  Twitter: https://twitter.com/soccermatics?lang=en  Dogs have talent, yes they do by Steffie Drucker Not only humans got talent, dogs got it too! (2021, July 7). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/553737  Fugazza, C., Dror, S., Sommese, A., Temesi, A., & Miklósi, Á. (2021). Word learning dogs (Canis familiaris) provide an animal model for studying exceptional performance. Scientific Reports, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93581-2  ‌Genius Dog Challenge. (2021). Exceptional DOGS & what they can TEACH us [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF6ZpjdH2Sc  Follow Christina Hunger, Speech Pathologist, on Instagram @Hunger4Words https://www.instagram.com/hunger4words/?hl=en  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Get High On Motivation
Two Things That Must Happen For You To Have & Be More

Get High On Motivation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 29:00


Are you following the money? Or have you figured out how to make the money follow you? Today you will learn to crucial things necessary to go to the next level in life. Have you ever felt like today's listener like you "have no voice, no good ideas, no smarts, and no leg to stand on?" Listen to the end to find out what advice was given that you can immediately apply to your own situations. "Mimi the Motivator," is a modern-day Master Teacher. Although degreed in Mathematics, her expertise consists of Entrepreneurship, Holistic Health and Marketing. Your favorite motivator's Favorite Motivator is on a mission to establish a cycle of community and generational wealth in socio-economic challenged cultures. Her boutique consulting agency provides a holistic approach to personal and professional development through workshops, events, online courses, coaching, and podcasts. You can catch a new episode of "Get High On Motivation" every Wednesday, on your favorite streaming app.Support the show (https://cash.app/$mimileut)

Liberi Oltre & Michele Boldrin
Che Tempo Che Non Fa: Zenone e il Tempo che non scorre - STEM

Liberi Oltre & Michele Boldrin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 66:15


Perché portare la filosofia in una rubrica che parla di STEM? Perché proprio la stessa natura della filosofia è quella di una disciplina che attraversa, in un certo senso, la scienza. La filosofia può parlare di scienza e dare significato fisico agli "oggetti" che la fisica tratta comunemente senza porsi troppe domande. Uno di questi è il Tempo. In questa rubrica, intitolata "Che Tempo Che Non Fa", Manuel Tecchiolli, Adriano Palma ed Emiliano Boccardi cercheranno di analizzare il "Problema del Tempo". Da dove ha origine il problema, quale sia la natura del tempo, quale interpretazione diamo al tempo nelle teorie scientifiche moderne e perché in molti, tra filosofi e fisici, ritengono che "lo scorrere del tempo" sia un'illusione, sono solo alcune delle domande a cui i tre cercheranno di dare risposta. Lista referenze: Weyl, Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Science (Princeton, 1949); Carroll, J. 2002. “Instantaneous Motion.” Philosophical Studies 110: 49–67; Lange, M. 2005. “How Can Instantaneous Velocity Fulfill Its Causal Role?” The Philosophical Review 114 (4): 433–468; Arntzenius, F. 2000. “Are There Really Instantaneous Velocities?” The Monist 83: 187–208; Grünbaum, Adolf (1970). Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes of Motion. In Wesley C. Salmon (ed.), Zeno's Paradoxes. Bobbs-Merrill. pp. 200--250; Black, M., 1950, ‘Achilles and the Tortoise', Analysis, 11: 91–101; Salmon, W. C., 2001, Zeno's Paradoxes, 2nd Edition, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co. Inc; Russell, Bertrand, 1903, The Principles of Mathematics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. #tempo #filosofia #relatività

Culture of Innovation
Jainita Chauhan and Sirihaasa Nallamothu: Aspire2STEAM – The Future of Innovation | S1 Ep. 10

Culture of Innovation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 53:33


Today, I'm especially excited to introduce you to two young women whom I could call future leaders, however they are already leading and innovating. Please allow me to introduce Jainita Chauhan. She is a senior at Texas A&M University where she uses her engineering instincts and skills, including an intense passion for efficiency and improvement, to create solutions to the world's most pressing issues. In December of 2019 she worked with other engineering students to design a water system for a rural community in Honduras without access to clean water. During the pandemic with travel halted, she led a research project that would be extremely beneficial to Incident Management Teams & first responders with the extremities of the virus & future public health crises. She presented her research at the largest student research symposium in the nation and was awarded 1st place in the engineering undergraduate competition. She is on track to graduate in May 2022 and I can't wait to have her tell you more of her story directly. We also have with us Sirihaasa Nallamothu, a high school junior from Normal, Illinois. At 16, she already possesses a mind-boggling array of coding skills and has used her passion for coding to teach girls grades 5-11 languages including Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript & others. She has used her algorithm knowledge in creating a convolutional neural network (CNN) to expedite COVID-19 diagnosis and has done research and presented her findings in Ophthalmology, creating neural networks for diagnosing fundus and retinal diseases. Index: 00:52 – Background of Aspire2STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) 02:06 – BraveIT Awards sponsored by Tierpoint 03:15 – Introduction and Background of Jainita Chauhan 04:35 – Introduction and Background of Sirihaasa Nallamothu 07:07 – Secret to overcome barriers and innovate 14:35 – How to push through imposter syndrome 21:36 – Instrumental experiences and secret to success in innovation 41:18 – Advice to adopt this mindset to innovate with purpose 46:41 – What innovation would you most like to see gain adoption? Helpful Links – Aspire2STEAM - https://aspire2steam.org BraveIT Award vote - https://web.tierpoint.com/braveit-award-2021-vote Carol S Dweck's mindset - https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322/ref=asc_df_0345472322/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312049124368&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13149508646477291887&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031490&hvtargid=pla-423142297401&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=61851652213&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312049124368&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13149508646477291887&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031490&hvtargid=pla-423142297401 Imposter Syndrome - https://ridgeinnovative.com/imposter-syndrome-to-unconscious-bias-with-nancy-ridge/ Research Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsjGtkZOfUA&t=9s Model Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQHd95bI_2Q&t=15s Stack Overflow - https://stackoverflow.com If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to subscribe to us on Soundcloud for more episodes and write us a review! Share this episode with anyone interested in unconventional ideas. Do you have questions, comments, insight on the topics discussed today? Send an email to support@ridgeinnovative.com with Subject: “Culture of Innovation S1 E10”! Follow Us On: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/culture-of-innovation/id1537650821 Website: https://ridgeinnovative.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/nancy_ridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-ridge-085988a YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjEMawW6iUoDcQDjvtKTBzA Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/culture-of-innovation Release Date: 25 August 2021

Quantcast – a Risk.net Cutting Edge podcast

TCA methodologies that ignore partial fills “might be off by 20% to 30%”, says Petter Kolm, professor of finance and director of the Mathematics in Finance master's program at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Forever FAB Podcast
“Mission Possible: Launching Your Dreams and Landing among The Stars:” Interview with Aisha Bowe Part 1

Forever FAB Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 35:36


Dr. Shirley Madhere is a NYC-based plastic surgeon and Founder of Holistic Plastic Surgery.  This philosophy is based on a whole-body, mind, and spirit approach to beauty and incorporates wellness, integrative nutrition, functional aesthetics, and complementary medicine.   Dr. Madhere's approach to optimal outcomes in plastic surgery is through a lens of wellness, and is grounded in science and backed by ivy league medical study, research, and extensive surgical training.  View her menu of services at ElementsandGraces.com.  Consultations are available in-office, virtually, and online via Click-lift.com.   Coming soon: Dr. Madhere offers beauty on call services through Jet Set Beauty Rx, a mobile medical aesthetics unit delivering beauty in the privacy of your own home.  Reserve at JetSetBeautyRx.com.   As a creative outlet and means to broaden the perspective on the “spectrum of beauty,”  Dr. Madhere created Forever F.A.B., a podcast dedicated to Fashion, the Art of living well (i.e., wellness), and all things Beauty.  Visit ForeverFABpodcast.com for past and new episodes.     If you enjoy listening to the Forever F.A.B. podcast, get more audio and visuals with a membership through Patreon.  Choose the Gold, Platinum, or Diamond tier for premium added content, special co-hosts, lifestyle videos, branded merchandise, and private access to Dr. Shirley's Clubhouse by visiting patreon.com/ForeverFAB.   This week's podcast episode features an interview with Aisha Bowe.   Aisha Bowe is a Bahamian-American aerospace engineer, entrepreneur, and founder of a technology company.  She grew up in the United States in a working-class family. Her father immigrated from the Bahamas and was a taxi driver in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Although her high school guidance counselor recommended that she become a cosmetologist, her father urged her to take a mathematics class at her local community college. That she excelled in math allowed her to transfer into engineering programs at the University of Michigan.  At the university, she completed her undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering in 2008, then earned a master's degree in space systems engineering in 2009.    Aisha worked at the Ames Research Center, a major NASA research center in the Flight Trajectory Dynamics and Controls Branch of the Aviation Systems Division.  She joined the Flight and Fluid Mechanics department and assisted in the development of algorithms in support of Air Traffic Management.  While at NASA, she also served as liaison to the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, mentored students, held interview workshops and led NASA site tours.   Currently, Aisha is founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a company that solves technology challenges for government and private-sector clients.  She is also the creator of the LINGO coding kit which teaches hardware and software design.   Aisha's accolades are numerous and include: Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) of Washington, D.C. *INC 5000 2020 List of Fastest Growing Companies US Women's Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Star” Award *Silicon Valley's National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Women in Technology of the Year Award *NASA's Engineering Honor Award NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Medal   Aisha is an international speaker, entrepreneur, certified scuba diver, fashionista, and mountain climber.    Catch the latest episode of the Forever F.A.B. podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, iheartradio, Podbean, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  For past episodes featuring guest star interviews, beauty product reviews and innovations in plastic surgery, visit ForeverFABpodcast.com.   Catch the latest episode of the Forever F.A.B. podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, iheartradio, Podbean, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  For past episodes featuring guest star interviews, beauty product reviews and innovations in plastic surgery, visit ForeverFABpodcast.com. The F.A.B. Five according to Aisha Bowe: Let it go: sometimes a setback is a set up; Be intentional; Start a business that solves a problem you personally have; Fall in love with yourself; Invest early in yourself.   If you want to decode code or know someone who does, get your kit on stemlingo.com.   If you or your company are facing complex tech issues and want solutions “at the speed of mission,” visit stemboard.com.   Follow @Aisha Bowe on IG.    ***** As always, if you liked this episode of the Forever FAB podcast, please share it and subscribe to the feed. Listen to past episodes or check out who's coming up next on foreverfabpodcast.com.   Catch the latest episode of the Forever F.A.B. podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, iheartradio, Podbean, and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  For past episodes featuring guest star interviews, beauty product reviews and innovations in plastic surgery, visit ForeverFABpodcast.com.  To get more FAB, level up your listening and become a patron on patreon.com/foreverFAB.   For holistic beauty tips or to set up an appointment with me to discuss your personalized options for leveling up your beauty, go to ElementsandGraces.com and sign up for my newsletter or book a consultation—in-office or virtually.   For an online e-consultation on time, anytime and on your time, visit Click-Lift.com for your wellness, plastic surgery, and beauty questions on the go.   And… if you don't want to go anywhere or leave your home for your next Botox or filler injection, look out for Jet Set Beauty Rx offering aesthetic medical services such as injectable fillers and multi-vitamin facial treatments in a mobile medical unit.  Jet Set Beauty Rx is coming to your neighborhood soon.  Visit JetSetBeautyRx.com to reserve.    If you'd like to be a guest or know a potential FABulous guest for the Forever FAB podcast, let us know at foreverfabpodcast.com.   Produced by www.oneofoneproductions.com Recorded, mixed, edited and original music by www.23dbproductions.com   Podcast Medical Disclaimer The purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. It is no substitute for professional care by your doctor or your own qualified healthcare professional. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this podcast or in any linked materials. Guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Dr. Shirley Madhere neither endorses nor opposes any particular opinion discussed in this podcast. The views expressed on this podcast have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice, institution or other entity with which Dr. Shirley Madhere may be affiliated.

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk
Ep. 108: Steven Strogatz

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 44:57


"I don't have one philosophy that covers every student-- I just try to push everybody's buttons and see what happens." Mathematician Steven Strogatz is here. Known not just as a math professor to his students at Cornell University, he is a great explainer of math and why perhaps so many of us —from middle school, high school, and beyond — feel like math drops us and leaves us behind. Using some early disappointing math experiences to illustrate how curiosity and perseverance can prevail, Steven explains to Daniel how his passion for teaching and conveying what he calls “the beauty, the elegance, and the playfulness” of math drives him. He is also on the hunt for an elusive answer to a long-sought question…. Support Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk. Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. After graduating summa cum laude in mathematics from Princeton in 1980, Strogatz studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He did his doctoral work in applied mathematics at Harvard, followed by a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard and Boston University. From 1989 to 1994, Strogatz taught in the Department of Mathematics at MIT. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1994. Strogatz has broad research interests. Early in his career, he worked on a variety of problems in mathematical biology, including the geometry of supercoiled DNA, the dynamics of the human sleep-wake cycle, the topology of three-dimensional chemical waves, and the collective behavior of biological oscillators, such as swarms of synchronously flashing fireflies. In the 1990s, his work focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos applied to physics, engineering, and biology. Several of these projects dealt with coupled oscillators, such as lasers, superconducting Josephson junctions, and crickets that chirp in unison. In each case, the research involved close collaborations with experimentalists. He also likes branching out into new areas, often with students taking the lead. In the past few years, this has led him into such topics as the role of crowd synchronization in the wobbling of London's Millennium Bridge on its opening day, and the dynamics of structural balance in social systems. He is the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (1994), Sync (2003), The Calculus of Friendship (2009), and The Joy of x (2012). His most recent book, Infinite Powers (2019), is a New York Times Best Seller.

NetWorkWise Presents: Who's Who in HR
Justine Mitsock: Being Your Authentic Self in HR

NetWorkWise Presents: Who's Who in HR

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 31:31


Justine Mitsock is currently the VP - Strategic Partnerships & Client Development at Lane Health where she leverages her expertise in developing and executing employee benefits programs as well as her unique global perspective from public and private companies across various industries. Justine has spent 16+ years in various Human Resources leadership roles with responsibility for the strategy and operations of all employee benefit programs including retirement and health and wellness programs. Previously, Justine was the Head of Global Benefits for IHS Markit covering over 15K employees across almost 40 countries. There she introduced innovative wellness programs and generated significant savings by creating efficiencies. Prior to then, Justine was the Head of Total Rewards and HR Operations at CHANEL where she built compensation, benefits and HRIS functions. Justine also held various roles at Citigroup including SVP of Compensation and VP of International Benefits. Justine earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stockton University and has passed Exams 1 through 4 of the Society of Actuaries.

Keen On Democracy
David Sumpter on the Mathematics of Winning at Life

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 35:11


In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by David Sumpter, the author of "The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too", to discuss the ten equations that make the world go round and how they can help you to increase your chance of success, guard against financial loss, live more healthfully, and see through scaremongering. David Sumpter is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is the author of Soccermatics and Outnumbered, which have been translated into ten languages, and Collective Animal Behaviour, the leading text in the academic field he helped create. He has worked with a number of the world's biggest football clubs, advising on analytics, as well as consulting on betting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Series Podcast: This Way Out
This Way Out: Trans Kids Cheered & "Upended" (pt.1) + global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

Series Podcast: This Way Out

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021


Amanda Kabak's "Mathematics of Change" get "Upended" in her new novel; trans students get a back-to-school boost from U.S. feds; queers flee the Taliban as the U.S. exits Afghanistan, a Polish "LGBT Free Zone" defies E.C. sanction threats, Romania's right-wing echoes Hungary's homophobia, Uganda's Museveni rejects the "redundant" Sexual Offenses Bill 2021, and Israel lifts its blood donor rules based on sexual orientation! All that, and more this week, when you choose "This Way Out": the world's audio oasis for queer news and culture.

Productive on Purpose
Episode 92: Profiles in Purpose: Do It Afraid with Dr. Jasmine Davenport

Productive on Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 55:20


Hey POP Squad!In today's episode, I interview and catch up with my long time friend, Dr. Jasmine, who is doing amazing work that I would love to share with you.Dr. Jasmine is passionate about making sure that the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), are more reflective of the world we live in.  As the Founder and President of Mind Over Matter Consulting Group, LLC., an education consulting firm, Jasmine actively leverages her experiences in higher education and government to develop workshops, seminars and strategic solutions that allow individuals and organizations to address the gaps that exist for women and people of color around participation and persistence.Her unique and innovative approaches have implemented strategies for student success and cultivated inclusive environments for all students to thrive.Jasmine is the coauthor of STEM Navigators - Pathways to Achievement in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics. It is a book that presents intervention strategies, resources and personal advice to guide students to success. In addition to being a STEMinist, Jasmine is a proud wife and mother of two. In this episode we discuss:Being bold and brave as we're stepping out.Investing in our self-development as entrepreneurs.Nurturing our network and community.Mentioned in this episode:STEM Navigators co-authored by Dr. JasminePromises from God for Life's Hard Moments by Holley GerthContact Dr. Jasmine:InstagramFacebook Website***********************************************************************Apply to join Purposed to Profit™ Elite: Group Coaching Program by clicking HERE and we'll discuss how we can work together.Join my FREE private Facebook Group The Profitable Coach Collective by clicking HERE and you'll access my Free training on The Secret to High-Ticket as a Brand New Coach.***********************************************************************Join the POP Squad Inner circle and get messages from me, Text 'PURPOSE' to 954-758-8498.Want to take the first step to overcome procrastination? Click here to take the Productive on Purpose Procrastination Personality Test! (You will also be added to my email list.)

Curiosity Daily
Romanesco Fractals, Dolphin Names & Evolution vs. Mating

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 15:07


Learn about evolutionary compromises; the fractals of Romanesco cauliflower; and dolphins that learn each other's names.  Conflict traits: when evolution and mating conflict with each other by Cameron Duke Experiments show natural selection opposes sexual selection. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoe-esn060721.php Mulder, M. B., & Rauch, K. L. (2009). Sexual conflict in humans: Variations and solutions. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 18(5), 201–214. https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.20226 Okada, K., Katsuki, M., Sharma, M. D., Kiyose, K., Seko, T., Okada, Y., Wilson, A. J., & Hosken, D. J. (2021). Natural selection increases female fitness by reversing the exaggeration of a male sexually selected trait. Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23804-7 Here's why Romanesco cauliflower grows in a fractal pattern by Briana Brownell Ouellette, J. (2021, July 8). What fractals, Fibonacci, and the golden ratio have to do with cauliflower. Ars Technica; Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/what-fractals-fibonacci-and-the-golden-ratio-have-to-do-with-cauliflower/  ‌Azpeitia, E., Tichtinsky, G., Le Masson, M., Serrano-Mislata, A., Lucas, J., Gregis, V., Gimenez, C., Prunet, N., Farcot, E., Kater, M. M., Bradley, D., Madueño, F., Godin, C., & Parcy, F. (2021). Cauliflower fractal forms arise from perturbations of floral gene networks. Science, 373(6551), 192–197. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg5999  Dolphins can learn each other's names by Grant Currin Morell, V. (2021, April 22). Dolphins learn the “names” of their friends to form teams—a first in animal kingdom. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/dolphins-learn-names-their-friends-form-teams-first-animal-kingdom  ‌King, S. L., Connor, R. C., Krützen, M., & Allen, S. J. (2021). Cooperation-based concept formation in male bottlenose dolphins. Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22668-1  ‌Shyr, L. (2021, May 5). Dolphins Help Those Who've Helped Them Before, Even When They're Not Friends. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/dolphins-work-in-teams  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Engines of Our Ingenuity
Engines of Our Ingenuity 2095: Sidney Rix’s Algebra Book

Engines of Our Ingenuity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 3:46


Episode: 2095 Sidney Rix's new algebra book: Of billboards and landscapes.  Today, Sidney Rix's new algebra book.

The Frontier Beyond Fear
Your Candle's Light

The Frontier Beyond Fear

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 59:00


Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.~ Anne Frank You can light a candle that is uniquely yours to hold!  No matter where we find ourselves, each and every one of us can hold a candle in the darkness. What do spiritual wayshowers have to say that will inspire us? With degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, writer, researcher, mystic and philosopher Susan Larison Danz combines logic with spirituality in all of her endeavors, sharing a free-flowing authentic, intuitive and liberating perspective with listeners.  The Frontier Beyond Fear is in its 11th year on Blog Talk Radio, with over 400 episodes. Photo by Susan Larison Danz.  Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission. 

Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN
Vacuum Energy & Frozen Stars

Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 24:38


Friend of the show, cosmologist Professor Tamara Davis lights up the studio with a chat about all the dark stuff in the universe... Guest Professor Tamara Davis School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland Presenters: Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt Producer: Ivy Shih Executive Producer: Joel Werner Sound engineer: Simon Branthwaite Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

Discovery
The Life Scientific: Dr Nira Chamberlain

Discovery

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 27:21


When does a crowd of people become unsafe? How well will the football team Aston Villa do next season? When is it cost-effective to replace a kitchen? The answers may seem arbitrary but, to Nira Chamberlain, they lie in mathematics. You can use maths to model virtually anything. Dr Nira Chamberlain is President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and Principal Mathematical Modeller for the multinational engineering company SNC-Lavalin Atkins. He specialises in complex engineering and industrial problems, creating mathematical models to describe a particular feature or process, and then running simulations to better understand it, and predict its behaviour. Nira is one of just a handful of esteemed mathematicians, and the first black mathematician. to be featured in ‘Who's Who', Britain's book of prominent people. Since 2018, he's made the Black Power List, which celebrates the UK's top 100 most influential people of African or African-Caribbean heritage, ranking higher than Stormzy and Lewis Hamilton when he was first listed. Proof, he says, that maths really is for everyone.

Ologies
Systems Biology (MEDICAL MATHEMATICS) with Emily E. Ackerman

Ologies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 62:07


Biological mysteries solved with numbers! Graphs! Patterns!  Data points! Systems biology! You never knew it existed, yet it's keeping us alive. Systems Biologist Dr. Emily E. Ackerman join to chat about why the field appealed to her, how her work shifted during the pandemic,  why she wants to scream at Excel sometimes, how computing might replace specific types of animal testing, accessibility in STEM, the immune system, why she loves being a disabled scientist and advocate, the ethics of CRISPR, and some really nice guy named Doug.    Dr. Emily E. Ackerman's website emilyeackerman.com Follow her at Twitter.com/EmilyEAckerman More links at www.alieward.com/ologies/systemsbiology A donation was made to HEARD: https://behearddc.org/ Sponsors of Ologies: alieward.com/ologies-sponsors Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: alieward.com/ologies-extras Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes.  Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Transcripts by Emily White of www.thewordary.com/ Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.