October 1, 2012
Lead a reading group at work on Introduction to Information Retrieval. Some tuning and customization of Lucene. Other independent reading.
Primarily Ruby right now though as I start working with Hadoop and Storm I'm moving more into Clojure.
Right now ML is still a bit magical to me. I'd like to better understand was is and isn't possible.
I've been doing web development for about 10 years. I'm looking for something a little more interesting and rigorous and information retrieval and machine learning seem to be good places to be.