Built my first computer out of Lego bricks and learned to program soon after. Emergence, networks, modes of thought, limits of language and expression are what makes me smile (and up at night).
Currently working at GoOpti making the company data-driven; setting up our analytics infrastructure (end goal: provide any answer stemming from data in 2 min or less); and building our predictive real-time pricing and risk hedging engine.
Simon tweets at @sbelak.
Previously spoke at Clojure eXchange 2016
I'm speaking at...
Infiniteconf 2017 - the conference on Big Data, Data Science and Engineering
Two days in London
Comprehensive aspects of human behavior and the human economy are increasingly recorded as data. Big data is transforming almost every aspect of science and the humanities, driven by the emergence of a data society. How to extract value from data? What technologies can or will power this...d3js neo4j cassandra python flink Spark kafka smack data-visualisation cluster-computing connected-data bigdata IoT AI machine-learning datascience
Talks I've Given
Living with spec
Featuring Simon Belak
In this talk, you will discover how the 15k LOC codebase was implemented with spec so you don't have to (but probably should). Validation; testing; destructuring; composable “data macros” via conformers; we’ve tried spec in all its multifaceted glory. You will discover a distillation of...macros test testing data speaker clojurex clojure