Me & Google Cloud on the Datascape Podcast


DatascapePodcastLogoHaving started my latest professional venture, just two months ago I joined the intellectual folks over at Pythian as a Google Cloud Solutions Architect. Being fully focused on building out and developing their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) practice, I had the opportunity to attend the Google Cloud Next ’17 conference in San Francisco, a couple of weeks ago. After attending the conference, and returning home to catch up on all the work that piled up during that week, I was invited to come on the Datascape Podcast, by its host Chris Presley to discuss my thoughts and reflections on the event.

Enough of my rambling, check out the podcast episode below, and hear my thoughts about the Google Cloud, announcements of new upcoming features, and how I believe it fairs among other public cloud services available today.

If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more episodes on the Datascape Podcast you can listen/subscribe to it at SoundCloud, iTunes, and TuneIn.

Note: I made the error of assuming that Google I/O was no more, and that Google Cloud Next took its place. I was 100% wrong about this, probably because I was so taken with this event that I missed any marketing content promoting Google I/O… sorry Google! 😉

Venturing into the New Google Maps


Yesterday, I got an email from Google, saying that I was approved to preview the new Google Maps. Yay! 🙂

So for starters, I bring you a short post, with a sneak peek of the new less-cluttered, more user-friendly, and increasingly content-centric layout of Google Maps that will be rolling out to many of you soon.

New Google Maps Layout
A first look at the new Google Maps layout, which will be rolling out to the public soon.

Also , in case you’re curious to know more, here’s a YouTube clip from the Google Maps channel, to give you a (interactive) idea of what to expect.