John Cook, TweetResearch Statistician at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Biography: John Cook
John Cook works at the confluence of applied mathematics and software development. After receiving a Ph.D. in from the University of Texas, he taught mathematics at Vanderbilt University. He then left academia to work as a software developer and consultant. He currently works as a research statistician at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His career has been a blend of research, software development,consulting, and management. His areas of application have ranged from the search for oil deposits to the search for a cure for cancer. He lives in Houston with his wife and four daughters.
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How to make your first (£€$) million
"Un-employable" John will cover some of the basics of being an entrepreneur in the IT world, creating a business from nothing and selling it for millions, do you have it in you?
From zero to a hello world app on the iPhone
RaspberryPi, Android, Mac, PC, you could probably write software for any of them but getting started on the iPhone has got to be one of the easiest and most rewarding. With several successful apps in the app store John is now trying to teach programming to his 3 young boys, if his 9 year old can do it so can you!
Mysteries of floating point computation
Why do floating point calculations work just fine sometimes and mysteriously fail at other times? Can you predict how much error to expect in floating point?
This talk will review the anatomy of floating point numbers, explain common problems with floating point calculations, and explain how to avoid these problems.