AWS RoboMaker – Simulating an RC Car

In November of 2018, Amazon announced the launch of RoboMaker, a cloud robotics service that makes it easy to develop, simulate, and deploy robotics applications at scale. RoboMaker provides a robotics development environment for application development, a robotics simulation service to accelerate application testing, and a robotics fleet management service for remote application deployment, update, and […]

Turning Uncertainty Into A Competitive Advantage

The planning fallacy, first proposed by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky in 1979, describes a bias that causes people to underestimate how long something will take and overestimate its impact. As a Product Manager, this is disheartening to read, but also not surprising. Features take longer to release than anticipated and they rarely deliver the […]

Developing A Basic Map Data Pipeline

This post describes my work setting up a mapping pipeline. I was initially inspired by Eric Theise’s presentation on creating a Geostak. However, the tutorial was from a few years ago and I had trouble setting up some of the applications on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. I used this as an opportunity to leverage docker […]

Who – Summary and Insights

Below are some of my key takeaways from reading the book, Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. If you are interested in more detailed notes from this book, they are available here.