52 Weeks of Cloud

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By: Noah Gift

A weekly podcast on technical topics related to cloud computing including: MLOPs, LLMs, AWS, Azure, GCP, Multi-Cloud and Kubernetes.

AWS Global Infrastructure: Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations
#104
Today at 4:00 AM

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📚edX Professional Certificate in Rust Programming: https://insight.paiml.com/tkg📚edX Rust Data Engineering:  https://insight.paiml.com/fhd


 


 


 

📚edX Professional Certificate in Large Language Model Operations (LLMOps): https://insight.paiml.com/j8t


 

📚edX Professional Certificate Machine Learning Operations (MLOps): insight.paiml.com/ear📚edX Professional Certificate Python Fundamentals for MLOps: https://insight.paiml.com/h5h📚edX Professional Certificate DevOps, DataOps, MLOps:  https://insight.paiml.com/mgk 📚edX Pr...


Cattle, Not Pets: The Smartphone Trap
#112
Last Tuesday at 7:42 PM

00:00:01 - Introduction to the concept of "pets vs. cattle" in the DevOps space

00:00:33 - Similarities between smartphones, monolithic servers, and synchronous messaging

00:01:02 - The problem with 24/7 availability and bi-directional feedback loops

00:01:50 - The addictive nature of smartphones and their impact on well-being

00:02:51 - The evolution of software engineering practices and the rise of serverless architecture and event-based messaging

00:04:37 - The benefits of a "cattle-based" approach to smartphone use

00:04:44 - Examples of batch-based operations and single-purpose devices

00:06:33 - Personal anecdotes demonstrating the liberation of breaking free...


Cuckoo Egg Dilemma: Creator vs Consumer
#111
06/13/2024

00:00 - Introduction: The cuckoo egg dilemma in technology 01:00 - Explanation of the cuckoo bird's behavior and the analogy to technology 02:00 - The creator's perspective: Taylor Swift as an example 02:45 - The consumer's perspective: Spending time and money on consuming 03:30 - The worker's perspective: Fixed salary and the balance between creation and consumption 04:30 - The idea of getting rid of "vampire" devices that steal our time 05:15 - Alternatives to smart technology: Dumb phones and single-purpose devices 06:00 - Replacing scrolling time with activities that prepare for creation (e.g., reading) 07:00 - Evaluating the importance of consumer-driven activities vs. research and creation 07:45...


Why You Need A Repairable and Upgradeable Linux Laptop
#108
06/13/2024

00:00 - Introduction: Why you need a repairable Linux laptop 01:05 - The problem with non-upgradable laptops and being locked into ecosystems 02:30 - Introducing the Framework laptop as a repairable and customizable alternative 04:15 - The benefits of being able to upgrade components and choose ports 05:40 - The Framework marketplace for swapping parts and selling components 07:00 - Recognizing the cyclical nature of technology and avoiding locked ecosystems 08:20 - Issues with Windows (costs, controversial features) and macOS (forced partnerships) 10:00 - The advantages of Linux's modular architecture and its progress over time 11:35 - The shift towards Linux among non-technical users due to dissatisfaction with...


Launching World's Most Comprehensive Cloud Computing Program
#110
06/12/2024

00:00 - Introduction: Showcasing Pragmatic AI Labs and DS500's latest offering

00:45 - Introducing the world's largest online cloud computing program

01:30 - Host's background teaching cloud computing at top universities

02:00 - Overview of the program's coverage: foundational infrastructure, serverless, agile development, cloud-native systems

02:45 - The certificate available from edX upon completion

03:15 - Course 1: Foundations of Cloud Computing

03:45 - Course 2: Virtualization, Containers, and APIs

04:15 - Course 3: Cloud Data Engineering (big data, streaming vs. batch)

04:45 - Course 4: Cloud Machine Learning Engineering and Cloud MLOps

05:15...


DS500 Launch Tackles Challenges and Opportunities in Life Long Learning
#109
06/12/2024

00:00 - Introduction: Launching DS500, a new program from Pragmatic AI Labs 01:30 - Democratizing access to two master's degrees worth of content 02:15 - Host's background as an adjunct professor at multiple universities 03:00 - The need for lifelong learning and universities' slow adaptation 04:10 - The freemium model of DS500: free courses on edX and community building 05:00 - Overview of current DS500 programs: LLM operations, Rust, MLOps, generative AI 06:45 - Upcoming programs in cloud computing and data engineering 07:30 - Partnering with experts and transparent profit-sharing model 08:20 - Introducing the founders: Noah Gift and Alfredo Deza 09:30 - Challenges in the online learning space...


Cloud Economics: Understanding AWS Pricing and Cost Optimization
#103
06/12/2024

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✨I build courses: https://insight.paiml.com/d69


 


 

📚edX Professional Certificate in Rust Programming: https://insight.paiml.com/tkg📚edX Rust Data Engineering:  https://insight.paiml.com/fhd


 


 


 

📚edX Professional Certificate in Large Language Model Operations (LLMOps): https://insight.paiml.com/j8t


 

📚edX Professional Certificate Machine Learning Operations (MLOps): insight.paiml.com/ear📚edX Professional Certificate Python Fundamentals for MLOps: https://insight.paiml.com/h5h📚edX Professional Certificate DevOps, DataOps, MLOps:  https://insight.paiml.com/mgk 📚edX Pr...


Year of the Dumbphone
#107
06/12/2024

00:00 - Introduction: Is 2024 the year of the dumb phone?
01:23 - Host's background and relationship with media consumption 03:15 - How smartphones are like having a TV in your pocket 04:50 - The limited benefits of smartphones (touchless pay, navigation) 06:10 - Considering the trade-offs: wasting hours per day scrolling 07:45 - Participating in the dumb phone revolution 09:02 - Valuing your time as a creator vs. being a consumer 10:15 - Concerns about tech giants partnering and privacy issues 11:40 - Key factors driving the dumb phone revolution 13:20 - Viewing smartphones as a failed hypothesis 14:35 - Closing analogy: smartphones as bad prototype code that needs...


Leaving Apple Ecosystem in 2024 Livestream & Q/A Post WWDC
#106
06/11/2024

Noah Gift reacts to Apple's announced partnership with OpenAI, arguing it abandons Apple's core values and poses risks to user privacy and creator livelihoods. He shares his personal plan and advice for gradually transitioning away from the Apple ecosystem to open-source alternatives like Ubuntu.

Add a full description of what happened in this episode, including topics discussed, useful timestamps, useful episode notes and any additional links you may want to share: As a 40-year Apple user, AI expert, and university professor, Noah Gift expresses deep concerns over Apple's partnership with OpenAI and outlines a path for leaving...


The Pragmatic AI Labs Alternative University
#105
06/10/2024

Noah Gift, founder of Pragmatic AI Labs, shares his personal journey from working in TV/film to building an alternative university that combines the best of academia, content creation, and industry experience to provide cutting-edge AI/ML education accessible to all.

Add a full description of what happened in this episode, including topics discussed, useful timestamps, useful episode notes and any additional links you may want to share: Noah Gift traces his path to founding Pragmatic AI Labs, an alternative learning platform for AI/ML skills. Key points:

Gained early experience in TV/film, IT, and...