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A YouTube Playlist for an Intro to the Cloud, Virtualized Networks, and DevOps

I selected these videos because they cover and introduce many of the key concepts and technologies that are treated throughout several of the Enterprise Data Systems (EDS) courses. Topics related to cloud, software defined networks, network virtualization, network programmability, etc. are mentioned. They also emphasize how networking has changed and evolved from traditional network management… Read the full article…




Enterprise Data Systems Students Explore Ansible at AnsibleFest

In the course IST 651 – Scripting for Enterprise Data Systems, iSchool Professor Carlos Caicedo introduced us to system and network infrastructure automation concepts and a tool called Ansible. This was the first time we became familiar with Ansible and how powerful it can be for automating system and network configuration management tasks. During the… Read the full article…


Conquering Mt. Success: Learn and Be Curious

My job as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon certainly comes with many challenges along the way. This only makes celebrating successes so much more significant. One of the most exhilarating experiences I can think of on the job is finally unblocking yourself after long hours of working on a bug. It makes me proud… Read the full article…


Antitrust and Innovation: Google and its Competitors

When we think about innovation, competition, and consumer protection we need to understand that there is no perfect solution. There might be situations where innovation is best achieved by a few large entities. Alternatively a large number of smaller competitors may provide options to consumers. In the past, deciding on this was not as difficult… Read the full article…


Bias for Action: More Projects, More Fun

Just passing the midpoint in my Amazon Software Development Engineering internship, I’ve continued to make leaps and bounds. My original project that I was assigned is now in the testing and deployment phase. It’s exciting to think about that within my first couple of weeks at Amazon, I’m already getting the chance for my work… Read the full article…


Top 5 InfoSpace Posts from Spring 2018

Are you still trying to catch up on all the emails you’ve ignored since January 1? If you’re worried you may have missed some of our best posts: we have your back. Here are the top 5 InfoSpace posts we’ve published so far this year. Did your favorite blog make the list? If not, let… Read the full article…


My Internship at Amazon: Welcome to the Jungle

Amazon has been quite a wild time. Throughout the first month of my internship, I’ve been exposed to many new people, ideas, and technologies. The way of life in Seattle is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Who knew that going on the iSchool’s Experiential Learning trip, Peak2Peak, last summer would be a precursor for the events… Read the full article…


BLISTS Celebrates 25 Years with “A BLISTSful Return”

Over 60 Syracuse University iSchool alumni, students, and friends gathered on Saturday, April 28 to celebrate the founding of BLISTS (Black and Latino Information Science and Technology Support) 25 years ago. A BLISTSful Return was really three events in one: A 25th birthday for BLISTS, an alumni reunion for BLISTS founders, e-Board members, and general… Read the full article…