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"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
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"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"Art You know even better even less former if you find them on twitter or something like that at ask questions, and then read you know read, but then do like I'm honestly really bad about analysis paralysis where I'll sit there and go to a rabbit hole of like try to read everything about how to do something instead of just actually trying. So, you re to an extent, but then he'll just try it and. See See I goes. How are you using your skills in tech to help build a more equitable future so I started to do quite a bit of speaking of the past couple of years, and I've tried to speak on things from my experience and I have talked that I give that I was actually supposed to give a at two different places before all the quarantine stuff happened and called the wheel test, and it comes from this old blog. Posts called the Jol test where Dole's Polski. Founder Stack overflow in all the take out there. They air by out of nowhere stack overflow is I'll just so. I don't know if you knew this. When you when I reached out to you, but like Joe Ski also founded Fall Creek software, which is now glitch, which is where I worked Oh wow! Well no go ahead. I mean they're up to. Seperation Wow, yeah! He has the blog post jolts where it was I I think these twelve different points about what? Fitness of a software engineering team and I've used that before as far as looking evaluating opportunity, but this is like absolutely. No slight Joel at all you know jobs will white dude, so eat probably can just look at it strictly those days on a technical basis and say okay. This is a place where I can work in that. But you and I look different Joe, so we have other things that we have to consider, and that's not just being black people from. Various underrepresented community so I was one of the things as a black man that would be important to me when I goes and work and work just from my experience and talking to other people, you know I'm a member of color which is near, and dear to my heart, and that's like a collective, a black software engineers, and just even they experienced them. What would be important so I came up with a list I just called the wheel test whereas the similar Joel says where you would then take these nine questions, and simply asked them yes, or no, the Kinda help quickly and evaluated company. So! That's one of ways that I'm trying to give back and make more equitable because. That can be used on both sides. It can be used by an employee. To say if evaluating this potential job offer how they measure up by these things that may be important to me. But then on the flip side of it can be used by the companies and managers to say okay. We have a little bit of data that these these are the things that's important to our engineers who coming from underrepresented backgrounds how we stacking up to create inclusive and productive environment environments for them, so that's something that I'm hoping to give back. Where do you see yourself in the next five years? It's twenty twenty five. Hopefully. All of this is behind us with the pandemic and quarantining and everything. But where do you see yourself in the next five years? If someone from Dale Listen. They probably be pissed off because. People are are planted I really avenue, but That's something that is needed to get better as far as we're. Do US myself and not just kind of I. Don't know the play by ear, but I know I. I like to keep my options open. I think I right now. I'm really focusing on growing. Technically, that's area that that's one thing that I'm hoping in five years. I'm continuing to build that technical expertise, and that's another reason that I've started to try to do more speaking as well true. Enough of you know spoke Kinda like on the diversity topics like I mentioned with like the wheel tests and stuff, but I also don't want to be pigeonholed interest only speaking about those topics because engineer, first and foremost. So trying to build the expertise to be seen as the expert within bill and power to of come in and talk to my new manager, my job. I'll say yo I know. This is like my second thorough weekend, but a I'm trying to get promoted by editor what I gotTa do. So trying to continue to build my own and really Kinda hate this term by personal brand, but kind of building. If you see William More Mj, he'll whichever you know me back. What do you think what you see that person and I want that to be? You know someone who think technical expertise that will of be like what they see when they see, someone could come in and get the job done technically, but also has enough emotional intelligence and stuff like that to relate and lead a team and not be a like I've been super into the Michael. Jordan documentary recently And he a person of like the matching is he was the absolute best that his field, but man. He would just grind you up your. As far as his leadership style, and for some people that worked but I tend to think that I can try to be technically excellent, but also lead people in that be an asshole. Yeah, well just to kind of wrap things up here. Where can audience find out more about you about your work on line I'm on the the barriers social networks up rarely used facebook, but twitter mostly tweet tweet about taking basketball so. MD At, MD he'll on twitter, so MD SPELLED OUT EM, J., a. y.. Yeah, underscore. He'll same thing on Instagram, so then em a Y. underscore he'll. Linked in like I have like a super common name. I'm like I have the name of like a forty five year white man being William Hill, so. I'm young only Dan, but I know like my actual Lincoln handle which linked end slash. W., he'll three the me there, and then also I guess another place that you know one thing to talk about is I'm also photographer so? Tire your website.
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"I can't believe this something about the pay me this much and I didn't know any better folks whatever know any better I am almost positive. They low balled me, you know. How will certainly logo me but I didn't know any different I didn't know any different to go shade or anything like that, so I. I was like Oh. They tell me about Freddy. One Ain't got no other offers again to. Talk. About the pay this much, so absolutely I'm taking this job. So move out here. And, you're like taxes. His name, Oh man. I'll take. This is how much I'm. GonNa take home and move taxes. Yeah in the rent. Lion. Hers apartment was at five hundred nine nine square feet. At sixteen hundred dollars a month. So EPA. Mad at Grad school I have it was like a little house actually so it was built like a studio apartment where one large room no separate bedrooms. One large room kitchen and all that, but it was actually a house so. Called like a flat or something, it pretty much square foot like six hundred square feet, or whatever else paying three hundred seventy five dollars, but at place man. Came Be. Here for the same square footage and I'm paying thirteen hundred dollars more. And is like you know so just those types of things Collie by surprise, but I enjoy for the most part you know grown up. Mississippi obviously people at attitudes a much different than what they are out here at growing up Black Mississippi. Came to own set of challenges. Tell being black in America anywhere 'cause challenges, but you know Mississippi is like its own unique brand of hail. So Alabama's high by the way. I get it absolutely. That's one of those things it. It was a big shift just in my entire life moving out. But I think it was a show for the better because it provided me opportunities that I would never could fathom. Being in Mississippi that this point in your career. How do you define success? Being able to make my California Taylor where living somewhere else. That's one way to look at. It. Just appear monetary standpoint, but. I think. Being able to continue to grow in progress in my career where Alabama gets to the point where I can. You know right mild ticket. Where should I choose to work fulltime job or coup or should I choose to just go out and consult? And make money that way cool. I think success is comes with like freedom and flex like freedom and flexibility are gonNA. Be The things successful. Or what the virus success for me right now I'm not there yet. You know there's going to be is a I. Think says it's like a continuing process versus one singular destination, mom. I think being able to you. Know have freedom flexibility. And One being able to take risks. Does me being black for the South? Coming from very modest means I, didn't have the privilege or the capability to take on the level of risk that some other people may be able to do, but I think once I feel comfortable taking on something extremely risky where now only just kind of like flat risk? I guess say aware if this doesn't work out nothing, Laos but to the level where I can take risks where like if this doesn't work out, actually lose something. I think once I get comfortable with that point that lets me know that I've reached a certain plateau success because as A. Kind of went through a lot of my life like no like. I can't make mistakes because. Coming from you might get one chance. Do something in you, make yourself. So I screwed this up, yeah. So I think once I get to a point where APP feel like that is not the primary thought that I have when I take on something that I feel like I can take some I. think that gives me an indication that have reached a certain level says yeah, what advice would you give to? People like say there's there's someone listening to this in stateline. Like what advice would you give to someone that wants to follow in your footsteps and do what you do. There are a lot more resources available now versus when I started. Leverage them leverage those resources those free resources. If you're interested in cody, you can go out in hop on Code Academy or something like that and test it out and see if you like it. At no costs virtually you probably already painting for Internet or something like that. Our possibly already have a computer, so take a few hours especially in a time like this where we're all kind of have our plans kind of made for us where we can't just go out and do what we want. To go out and tinker and and see if that's what you want. Youtube is an incredible to learn stuff seriously. Yeah, just just fired at up in Youtube back when we were coming up man. I mean there is. There is so much good stuff on you to someone. I'm GonNa tell you actually really put me off the you to my nephew Lila mostly. More. Obviously been aware of you to for a long time most of the time Youtube I was going on watching videos and stuff like watching. You know just stupid stuff or like you know something. Maybe lap. He was the first one that kind of put me onto light. You can learn stuff on here because I was. You Know Home Business Line one day. And, he had his ipad up. And Youtube pulled up with Microsoft videos and me. I think I was tired or something like that I saw there watching it. And like those dolls and he's so any. Playstation Oh, with mine grow your. Plan Micro. Those all I wake up. He's like recreated that just from what he was watching. Wow, I was like I. Say how you do that is. I. Learned from Youtube. So using those type of resources and another thing with, and this may be a little. Uncomfortable or something like that, but if you see someone doing something, you might potentially interested in. Lincoln is another power for to. It can always be a little little iffy a little. Nerve racking the cold call or coal emails online, but a lot of times people are generally nice, and he's like you know. Hey, you're doing XYZ get into..
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"Got to college and ninety nine that I actually got my first I computer, but yeah like that early exposure video games also, it was big into so like that also Kinda like sparked my interest in learning more about technology. Because at the time you, you're familiar with the show, a different world right of course, yeah! Wanted to be Dwayne, WADE WANTED TO BE A. Computer engineer, and do all that stuff and work for Kenichiro electrons. And actually when I went to Morehouse the first thing I wanted to major in was computer science because I was like. Hey, I wanna be like Dwayne I started out that first semester computer science animals like this is not for me. I went to my adviser and told him about how I wanted to learn how to make web pages because I was like. Yeah, I've been kind of experiment with html when I was in high school enough. Been, making web. In you know, take a look at I remember him telling me like flat out that the web is a fad like the Internet all the stuff. All the stuff is gonNA blow over. You don't want to get into that. He's like. If that's that you WANNA learn, you should probably change your major, so I changed my major to math, which is kind of what I want to in the first place, and the rest is history. Professor Man! has anyone ever been more wrong about anything? Interesting professor to. You know shut up professor Jones these passed on. But like at the time I mean he was. You've mentioned Dragon Ball Z. he was Kinda like a almost like an anime character in a way. Like when you were in his class for the hour, our fifteen minutes, or whatever that tour in his class, he wouldn't actually teach anything. People just tell stories like his fishing buddies, and all this sort of stuff right, and then once you have to go to the next class. People are clearing out whoever's left after that that's when he starts teaching, so he's like okay now we can get started and they'll. They'll start teaching the class and it's like dude. I got an eighteen hour course load. I won't have time to be sitting up here waiting for you to teach the class because you want to give a fifty minute. Warm Up, you know it was while the computer science department. That was a lot better, but at the time I was like this is not what I WANNA do. I don't WanNa do this. And just switched over, so, but yeah, that's interesting. I remember telling me how much of a fad it was in. Nobody's going to be into that. In a few years, 'cause at the time. The Computer Science Department was really all about assembly. Yeah. It was like you're going to learn assembly, and like that was the pipeline that you would work on like big mainframe computers and stuff like that, and that just sounded boring to me so I didn't really go into. So when you, when you first got out to California, like was it a big culture shock from Mississippi like. When did it sink in that? This is now where you live. Oh, it was absolutely a huge culture shock, and not just culture shot, but sticker shock like. Man I had a truck like all throughout college. In I remember flying out here from my initial interview, and they say rental car SFO and Apollo and Drive them from SF. Out To livermore one I was damned escaped. My life because I would like. Everybody's going like ninety. I'm like okay. One first place being out here and then this is a beautiful area, so I'm driving Mississippi's all flatland. No whole life and I'm driving through and this these rolling hills and mountains background, and especially at the time I came out here. Everything was still green like. Context those in the bay area like but most of the time I've been out. Here is been droughts and stuff like that so especially like this time of the year to all the heels in the mountains like Brown so. But that time that was April so I. Think you know the they? The rains whatever they happen to you probably just enders on like that, and so it was still all the mouth he'll still green and beautiful, so I'm trying to driving like keeping the flow of traffic, but I'm just like in awe of the senior Brown me because I've never seen anything like this before the first thing they just you know the traffic hit me and then also just the scenery I was like man. It's just just mountains and stuff like all the like I. Never seen anything like this. So that was just kind of like my first exposure, because I was only out here for like three days, you know enough to fly in interview all day one day in income in speak like hr and stuff, and then the back out so when I moved out here you know didn't know a thing about this, but even come and taking a step back that like when I met with HR, and they gave him a job offer. I had this number in my head. That, I was shooting for to give straight out of college. And it was like sixty seventy thousand because I'm thinking you know. How? Easy Areas I'm hoping to just get that, so I remember they bring me in the HR, and they had me my offer letter. And I look at it and it's You know. We're GONNA off your monthly salary I think it was like ninety two hundred dollars a month. Wow, I started doing a quick math. Hold up! Six figures. I was like. Freak out internally. By the guys, they add an extra number here or something, nyc. Are they going to pay me this out? So because again. I have very little context. The, air. Is just I only knew. Can like the areas out I was looking at two. You know beforehand, which is primarily in the south sound. Oh my Gosh!.
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"We eventually got dialup Internet And like that Kinda like put me on the path to working technology. Because I was on that computer like as soon as I got home will soon as I got home I had Dragon Ball Z. And Maybe. He'll play game reloaded or shot a ball. I was on that computer. It was Fortunately, it wasn't like how it is now. To Code, Academy, and learn how to Code like I knew there was this thing called coating. I had no idea how to learn. On their light you know learning other skills like I was using my computer hustle. Purna CDs and stuff like that had like a list circulating around school of like. If you if you won't see CDs, I gotTa Enterprising I. Like the man so much of that. You're saying that gets all of that kind of mirrors like my story as well as your mitten that like. We didn't have a computer at home. My mom is kind of like anti tech for the most part like she really just started on the like texting and stuff made within the past two or three years, but growing up. We have don't text she's. I have a story about that. Like I the my senior high school playing basketball blew out my shoulder. So you know, full dislocation had to have surgery now type stuff and you know obviously. I got the slaying had to go to physical therapy one day. Like at that point you know as a senior. I rapped everything like I was graduated Valedictorian. My classes stuff like that and then was basketball. Season's over Abbas done with school like one o'clock something like that, so then I will go to physical therapy. I remember one day. Sakes, mom, that. Hey. I'm running a little late from there from physical therapy. And you expect to hear back from them whatever they? Knows me at the senior in high school. How about I come home one time from college as a sophomore and I'll pick up a phone for something that takes message was still unread whoa for all those years. Yes, he just. Cheated and how to take or she didn't. That's that's just now. Thank you. Relatives just pick up and call. Walk That is while while I'm no. I'm never going to get my mom to like facetime or skype or do any of that stuff. She's like I. Don't do that. She's like I'm just. She's just learning how to do cell phones. Anything more than that is not going to happen, but like we didn't have computers really in the house, we had like these like Choi. Computers almost like V tack. This is all my God. This is like traffic were here's this is maybe like mid to late eighties going into the early nineties V. Tek used to have like legit computers like now they do like leapfrog I think and all that sorta like kitty stuff, but they had these computers one in particular call the laser fifty that was it was about the size of a regular like. Standard Keyboard computer keyboard now, but had a dot matrix screen where like the function keys are as so basically that whole thing was the computer, and so with that you would I mean. They had little games and stuff that you could play on there, but it came with instructions on how to learn basic so like that's how I learn basic was on that computer that and like like check out this computer book from the library on basic I would check it out every two weeks. Just old green worn out book I need to find that book because book has a lot of memories, but that's how I learned how to do computing basic using that and then graduated up something called. Pre Computer One thousand, which was a little bit bigger came with a handle. It was Kinda heavy. It took six. Batteries of things massive. But I remember that because it made sound and so you could make little programs I. Would I guess activate little sound chip inside the things so we could do little could make songs and stuff like that, and that's like how I ended up getting like really into it, but like I remember not really using like a legit like personal computer I mean we had apple two E.'s at school. We had those, but I didn't use like a legit. By the Internet computer well until I was in high school, maybe like Jesus Sophomore Year. Maybe so this was ninety seven. Ninety! Six ninety seven something like that when I like I like discovered the Internet like Oh my God. What is this? But like the nearest bookstore in Selma was like fifty miles away, so I wanted to learn html and I was like looking at web pages I WANNA. Learn how to do this and you could you? The source code learn how it all worked, but like the nearest bookstore was fifty miles away. My Mom's like I'm not driving fifty miles to get you a book if you WANNA book to the library. At the time I was also in marching band and marching band. We would to different cities for you know playing. We're the sports team went, we went. And I like that because any city that we went to, there was usually a bookstore and I could get a book. Get A computer book of some sort I remember getting this big like thousand page orange book called html that had like every single every single tag in there how to use it and all that stuff I mean I. Thang up just like. Trying to figure out my mom worked at a college, and so I would leave school. I would have band practice. Go to her job to the computer lab staying there on the Internet till it closed like every night, and it wasn't until I.
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"So I was working a full stack engineer over there, and then once I kind of move from the devops type stuff I moved back into being a four Zach engineer, so still writing to some climate scientists all I was doing. Doing that, but again I was probably more heavily focused on the front end, because I was writing visualizations or to climate scientists so bright Ryan, the API's and python in the end I was using react in d. three GS, the build out these visualizations for them, so they could basically take lot of their specify data specified domain knowledge, and put it into a chart that can be easily digestible for someone who may not be as well versed in climates is like myself I definitely even understand like a Lotta data. That was working with but I knew how to visualize it I knew how to make it interactive, so I was able to create those type of tools for them. Over there are other government agencies like I dunno like National Weather Service Sir Noaa. That would use those visualizations. 'cause I know the way they typically worked. Heavily collaborated with a bunch of other agencies, I know that the teams I was working on especially when I was doing like the devops type stuff there was an international consortium called USGF where it was. The livermore was the lead research facility, but then was re I research facilities all over the world. We weren't with JPL down. In La, we worked with like it was a NASA facility in Denver. Then other international number, so ps in France Decay Ziauddin Germany forgot the name of the facilities in Italy in Australia, but it was a large nothing facility, maybe career as well, but that was a you know we collaborate with all of them as far as the software packages, so each one of those facilities, because it was essentially an open source tool in each one of those facilities where contributing different features in different software packages to the overall consortium, so it was kind of cool, because during my time as that kind of DEVOPS team Lee we ended up win rnd one hundred award for our work, so that was Kinda Kook. So I'm curious like. It seems like it's been a really long journey for you to come from Mississippi to government work at Livermore, and now you're a software engineer working at new relic. I WANNA go back to Mississippi. Tell me about where you grew up. I grew up in the metropolis of state line Mississippi population of practically five hundred fifty. troppled he. So various volatile man I, hate to put it like this. But? One of the. Poorest towns probably one of the poorest counties in Mississippi. It's just very little industry there. As far as jobs in that type of thing. State Line like a very very small population of five hundred or so? Probably half of that is my family like Oh. I have a very large extended family because. My Dad between his mom and his mom and dad has lost count somewhere rally eighteen nineteen. Wow So. Yeah I I I lost count as far as a name Obama things one of seven, so a lot of cousins. We probably make up half the tile stateline like legit on the state line between Mississippi Alabama. It really is like we did not get creative for the name at all. Right on the Mississippi Alabama state line, so it's straight out. How forty five like either going towards the coast going to mobile so okay style? They're mobile. Okay, yeah, my town. Basically, our East is to mobile our West is the Hattiesburg Mississippi Oh okay all right. I grew up in in Selma. Alabama, so yes albums about. I! WanNa say it's like two hours north of mobile. South Central South Center in South Central Alabama so. We're like fifty miles. West of Montgomery were ninety miles south of Birmingham and I want to say seventy five miles. Like southeast of Tuscaloosa, so we're like I mean people know of Psalm from the you know the the civil rights movement stuff. It's a small town smallest state line, but it was a small town. That also really didn't have a lot of industry I mean we had a air force field there? Craig field that was large, enough commercial airports, but For Commercial. Airlines but it was never an airport and they're really. Yeah. We had a paper mill, but the paper mill closed down and always kind of a joke and say the Selma's Kinda. Main Industry is tourism because people come there every year for the the bridge crossing and stuff, but like does I know what it's like to grow up in a small town with like nothing. I. Manage, is Eddie. Don't realize the because all you know growing up, but like not only me like speak for your experience with like for me like the only outlets that I had were like television magazines. We didn't have a movie theater and some. We didn't get a movie theater until like I. Think maybe my junior year highschool. I had that. Listen we gotta McDonald's when I was fourteen. Okay all right, okay look. Like lived in New, York or something right? We don't have like there's no fast food places lake. We have one grocery store. A dollar general got there I. Think when I was in college. We have two gas stations a bank. Pharmacy like a hardware store. We used to have this little clothing store I. Don't think anybody went to, but as it like. Joe There's no stop light. There's no traffic lights in the entire county. Wow, in the whole county in the entire county man. What was it like growing up there I mean you. I didn't know any better, but yeah, it was. It was so low to do. I spend a Lotta time like isolated as a child just because, in addition to there being very low to do just where our house was. We live right off a highway. So. We live outside of the tau. Round the country and there was nothing walking distance like we had a set of cousins that live nearby. Is that even though there? They had a children I was Kinda my age. We never played together our whole lot other than just like basketball. So and then my sisters were all older than me was two years old, and one was six years older, so I was kind of isolated all the time. Yeah, so basically I didn't start to get like social interactions. Well, the children's school like kindergarten. Yeah, that was a bit of adjustment, but my biggest thing is what kind of saving graces I was academically gifted like from a young age, I picked up very quickly like a you know if our schoolwork I picked up like numbers and stuff very quickly to the point where they almost Leumi me ahead several grades in kindergarten. because. And it was interesting. The reason that I didn't move ahead. In that I. Made my first friend with with the school who happened to be my cousin, I had no idea he goes my cousin I. Remember going to kindergarten and I'm. Does you know children? You just go out and run and play. So I was just out running and plan, so the key, just kept tripping me on the playground. Like what's this deal? Go home and tell my mom. She was like Oh. That's your cousin, so I go to school the next day and my mom said because we've been best friends ever since. Man They're still. But Once. They tried to move ahead grades. I didn't want to leave him behind. Yeah, yeah, so that was kind of like my reasons, I wanNA. Leave them behind. And then my dad was like a the other kids. We moved him up to third grade. Other kids going to beat him up every day right so that's gotTa lend upstate, and then the compromise was. In, kindergarten I spent like half the day first Greek. So it, also they will have you like do one half and then like. Kids went to sleep. You went to the first grade class or something. Yeah, just give me something to do because I was like breezing through everything. They didn't know what to do with me, so I'm probably the only key ever to get all as and repeat a great 'cause. I especially with the first grade twice. Yeah! It was like you know growing up. I had to try to you know do things to keep myself occupied our read a lot. I was huge into video games. That was kind of like. You know the mental stimulation for me that I needed because you know there was really nothing else to do. So by two main hobbies were basketball and video games, so I spent a lot of my youth absorbed into those two things in then as video games. You know that's kind of activ-. What put me on the path to tech because? Of How they were made. In Dan. We ended up having like these little rinky-dink computers than my dad got from PA. Shops that you get basically only do like only play like Sim city at reading, Carta owns A. Load Carta CDs. Sit there Jimmy Carter while. I was there just low. That oven res The endangered eventually from my fourteenth birthday. My Dad like and scrapped up the money like broke the bank to get me Sony Vaio desktop computer from best buy WHOA. Light put me on the path like I was on that computer all the time..
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"Because it was more about what we need to try to diversify, but he to try to find where diverse candidates are so. They may skip a school light, Mississippi State, and they'll look for I don't know like maybe like a Jackson state because they're like Oh. Jackson states at HSBC. You let's see what's there instead of like a larger school like Mississippi state or something like that which? I? WanNa say that's changed now, but also I think the nature of the Web, and certainly with this pandemic has shown is that it's sort of flattened things a little bit in terms of where you can find talented where you can work from, and I don't know if that necessarily it's GonNa Aratu Kate, the pipeline, but it's certainly I. think we'll poke holes in it. Yeah, no I think you're spot on a you know with all of that even more lab I used to go and do quite a bit of recruiting I was like the designated southern. They would see you to Georgia Tech and pretty much just George Sake Dow's. We're passing. We're past I'm flying over a whole bunch of. Really Good Schools on the saying Georgia tech with don't and they always had great candidates, but I think the other place. I ever sent me into south still in Atlanta. Sent me today you see. We have a national lab day where it was my first time. Being on campus owes wild and be joined Mina building or I'm on. I think somehow parks bail basement or I. They let me in that parking lot at. Yeah so so for folks that are listening like Morehouse Spelman and Clark Atlanta are sort of three major largest schools in the eight. You see which they asked for. Atlanta University Center it's a consortium of a number of different schools outside of those three. There's also at least back my day. There was Morris Brown College, which is still around, but maybe not as big as it used to be. There's The interdenominational theological center and there's the Morehouse. School of Medicine, so those six schools make up the Atlanta. University Center and we all share one large campus, and so there are discrete like. Building Spellman Buildings Clark buildings, etc, you can normally tell spelman because we used to call Spelman spelman and you can tell because of the lake, huge walls and security cameras around whereas more houses bit more open like it opens out onto the street, you can walk in and out very easily, but like they share parking, and it's very easy to like crossover a few feet like Oh, I'm on Clark's campus or crossover almost pelmets campus like it's all intertwined together. Yeah, it was wild, but I was loving it just because I know the the main kickoff where that morning was in the king. Center, so it was. No me getting the they're seeing the statue outside and alledges, just an odd of just all the history. That's there, but that's the only other place they've ever really sit me in south and even still I remember that we had a few students like we the lab for better worse. They conscious efforts to bring us from ABC News I'll give him credit for that. That's about where it stops, but. Because once the students got there i. go into that but I have my gripes. How they were treated, but we would have students come in from spelman quite a bit. We never got to many more house like you mentioned that you know, says more houses more for like a business focus. We get I think maybe some chemistry majors for more morehouse but I know I was there recruiting specifically for like computer scientists software engineers so I ended up talking to few students from Clarke, and our member actually got one to come like got want to come out to the LAB Internet lab I didn't even know they came there and solemn that summer, and then he's now in the bay area, doing his thing as well so. We're super happy that you know. He kinda was able to take that experience into at leverage into something else, but yeah, that's the only other school they've ever saved me to. In the south, the kind of recruit students earlier, you mentioned climate science with respect to the work that you were doing at Lawrence livermore. Can you go a little bit more into like some specific types of projects that you might have done? Yeah, so I, worked in a couple of different capacities when I was with climate science program so I I kind of worked in a devops capacity. When I first went over there, they had this giant installation script, which was is the worst code. My Life. Like. Out, even like Kudos to the guy that wrote it ahead of me, respected him and Hayden at the same time because he got that thing to work, but it was the worst of code I worked with. But it was a like a seven thousand line bash script to install this software stagnant as distributors to climate scientists around world, so that project just kicked my, but like I I came in and that project like year and a half trying to re factor and it make it better. Than I eventually move on from that from light kind of DEVOPS, E. Systems type role back into a full stack engineering row because that's what I was doing. Climate Science is the second field is second team that worked on when I came to the lab. The first thing I worked on was in non-proliferation, which is a a big fancy were for trying to. Help Stop the spread of nuclear weapons..
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"And then nine eleven happened to haven't my junior year when I was in college and the scholarship program that was a part of they pulled the funding from it and so I, had they basically said you know for the current seniors and the juniors like you all are good in terms of like scholarship funded or whatever, but once you graduate like you're on your own. And I had nothing lined up because to me. I'm thinking I'm good. I don't have to worry about trying to find a job somewhere like I was in college and I i. I know that people go to college. Of course to for studying higher education and things like that, but then also people go to college to get into a certain field to get a job I was not in college to get a job. I was in college because I liked math i. get to spend all day doing like minority pursuit, and not even thinking about Oh what kind of job I going to get because I'm set I'm all of a sudden in a position where I'm like I need to find a job when I graduate ahead. Much more time than. I had a year and a half and managed to. Get myself to a few interview. Books interview that Microsoft interview that Realplayer and interviewed a bunch of different places. None of them worked Novum panned out, basically ended up selling tickets at the symphony after I graduated college I. Didn't have anything lined up for a long time, but yes amazing. How those kinds of things can happen. Where like you think you're set, and then just in the blink of an eye like it can all change like that? Yeah, it was a man. It was though stressful and. I got everything lined up. Yeah, especially to. Man and I love my school, but they did not teach me how to like really fast a technical interview. I could do the work, but I hadn't really been prepared as far as like Oh. This is how you know. Some companies interview you do. Oh, you gotta be expected to write this stuff. You know I I wasn't ready for that at all, yeah! I don't feel like I. was I was studying math and like there was nothing in my whole curriculum where they were trying to push you towards actually any sort of employment, the main goal for you to study a math morehouse was that you were going to go on to either like go to graduate school and continue studying math, or you would maybe be like an actuary or math, teacher or something like that and none. None of those things appeal to me at the moment I was like I. Don't want to do any of that stuff and I mean I. Would you know as well known for like? It's business majors, political science and stuff, and so it's it's often very common. You see them all dressed up in suits and they're going. You know from places to interview at all this stuff and that would be look at these suckers. Just go around campus interviews. I'm so glad I'll have to deal with that and they're. Look at me. Like well, but no I know what you mean like sometimes your school. Just kind of unfortunately doesn't prepare you for that I think you know that's that's by proxy of a number of different things, and I don't mean this to say this. As an indictment of the south, I'm from the South I'm from Alabama went to school in Georgia, but not every school is going to be on the same level when it comes through really preparing you think for like the working world like there are some schools. Schools that certainly pipelines to different companies and things of that nature than other schools. You kind of just have to figure it out. Yeah, now. You're totally curric-. That's kind of like Moscow was it was more sort of like a pipeline to government. Yeah, 'cause we had a guy who was of running a part of the cyber security program, so I didn't buy masters degree was primarily focused in cyber security, and he was very very well-connected and the government, so he was like I forgot his ranking in the navy, but you know longtime navy veteran and stuff like that so useful well-connected within those spaces. And that was pretty much the funnel where a lot of my classmates end up going to government agencies and stuff like that, so none of us are well. It was a few maybe who kind of went out to like the the corn Silicon Valley companies, but a lot of us in the going to government agencies primarily department of face agency, so that's kind of refunding us, so they didn't necessarily talk to us even at a career days I don't even remember like Google or Microsoft. Maybe Microsoft because we had a pretty prominent allom who was at Microsoft. So. She may have come back for that, but I. don't remember ever Zine like a Google or facebook wasn't quite what it is now. Whenever I was in school, it was getting there. I don't ever remember seeing like those massive tech companies at our career fairs. Really. What Year was this twenty eleven? Something like that? Yeah, so I was an Undergrad from two thousand two thousand eleven, and then Grad School with twenty seven to twenty thirteen. And again this could have been just me thinking like Oh, I'm said so. Don't even have to go and pay too much attention to the the career fair. And what companies are there? Maybe just go there near the Ele- formality, or if there were some agencies that was gonNA. Government is going to be the outgoing there and speak to them, but honestly can't remember those type of companies being there in an you know again I could be wrong, but I definitely was never pushed to focus or applied to end those companies idea. Those silicon valley companies seems like another world to me. that. I was even thinking about. No, unfortunately, that's that's not surprising. I mean I, think back to that time, and like a lot of companies, and maybe this has changed now. But a lot of the larger like especially Silicon Valley's tech homes and stuff like that. Don't really look at the south as a whole as a place to find tech talent. They just don't like they kind of stop at Texas. They're going. They're going east. They'll stop Texas, and then maybe the furthest north they'll go is like DC. DC and then traffic like the states that go across like D. C. Virginia West Virginia Tennessee Kentucky like anything north of that. It's like Midwest but like. Mississippi Alabama Georgia what no, they're not really maybe Georgia tech, but as a whole, they don't really look at. The South is like Oh. This is where tech talent can be. I mean when I graduated so I graduated college in two thousand three and I mean there was be Microsoft exist because I did interview there, but like Google was maybe like. Three or four years old, certainly not at a recruitment levels sort of thing. A lot of companies I mean a lot of companies. We're not looking at the south as They just didn't look at us as tech at all. It was a sort of like what are they doing are? Blowing on Brown jug with three exits. Like a haven for tech or stuff, like that I mean at Morehouse, our funnel was into like business and accounting, so a lot of people graduate from morehouse. They go on Goldman Sachs. They go onto one of the big four accounting firms so like Deloitte. Ernst theon KPMG Pricewaterhouse Coopers or they'll go into like politics like there's a lot of African American studies major political science. They'll go into some form of politics for science. Not so much, certainly not for math. It was I. Oh your majoring in math well. Can you add this like? There wasn't really any sort of a pipeline of of places to go, so even back like when you were in graduate school. Getting out of Graduate School like twenty eleven twenty thirteen, if anything when those companies were looking at the south, it seemed like they were only looking at Hec..
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"They're going to pay for my school and I pretty much. Guarantee the job. At the door. Let's do this. So sounded great. But I graduated the Grad School in twenty thirteen, and that's one a lot of stuff happened with like sequestration and furloughs and hiring freezing and stuff so. What initially sounded like an awesome deal quickly turned into a sour deal, because no one would hire with light the DOD, yeah, so I was locked in until working for this certain set of employers and none of them had available jobs, so I was caught a cotton limbo. Luckily you know. They recognize the situation that the sewage. It wasn't just me. It was other students on the scholarship who were kind of caught in the same situation. They recognize that they were opened up the restrictions as far as like. You can work for basically any branch or of government whether that be local state, fairly funded research and development centers, national labs and the light. So I ended up. started to kind of. Search as far as where I could potentially work. And I had never heard of like livermore, national lab, or anything like that, so I thought I was to end up in the DC area. 'cause I remember going to interview at a company which I won't name. That was like the the top of my list all right. This is the one that I won't. And I went up there super high interview I get six adult on the flight to DC on no. Like Voice Goan. Light awfully awfully can. Also. This is obviously the worst thing versus being sick I gotta call. My grandmother passed as well no way up there, so it was not a good trip. Up there so I'm not bummed about that. Barely speak so I'm trying to drink tea and stuff like that the night before it of you didn't really help. I wake up. Still barely. Can talk feel awful? I go and completely bomb the interview. And Yeah. It was not great, so that was like the one that I identified dollars like this. This is GONNA be placed. Work completely bombed interview. But luckily a week before that I actually had was in d. c. a week before that is oil at a conference at the Tapioca Conference. So I. was there presenting some research? That I actually have barely done, but I was thankful that got accepted so I was there presenting a poster, and just by happenstance own the way from the airport to the Conference Hotel they were obviously other students who were heading to the conference. Well, you know having to sit by this young lady to also from the south from shoes from Florida, so just kinda start. Chatting hinted a conference to all of this and. Forgot. On the the topic turns like if I were to had a job, lined up or something like that, but she was like Oh. You should meet my mentor she's. I worked at this point livermore lab past summer. As Inter in Oh, you should meet my mentor. He's going to be here I. Shoot I ain't got no job right now, so I'm willing to. So we talk on the way there and I guess at some point. She found him and told him about me because he came and found me when I was presenting my poster. We Talk Day in guy named is Tony Bela's then I'll forever be for the Tony I still look at me like a big brother. You know like a mentor, so you know we talk being, and I didn't think much of it, 'cause I know been California. I know anything about it. But so least made a connection there and there we connected on Lincoln and so like I said fast forward to the the week, where I was in DC, bombed the interview after that I'm just down to the dog, so I was like man on. want him to do Noah's hiring me It's fast approaching. I think this was like March. Graduated in May L. L. May. Do So lo and behold. Tony reaches out to me on linked in. A, how'd you like to work on the? West! Coast Sir I like to work anywhere right now. Descended up. They had like this accelerated higher or anything where they flew me out they. Only think I had a phone interview. They just brought me straight on site. They flew me out. Put me through just a brutal round of interviews. If you seventeens or something like that and somebody. Someone went bad, but the statement is true. Is it only takes one? Yes. It was wanting that said yes, because they were like all right. You know at the end of the day. We're GONNA. Send you back to your hotel. You know, and we'll call you around five thirty to let you know if we want to give your offer nicer on my sweat bullets back hotel and you know sure does just past five thirty. They'll we want you to come in tomorrow and speaking to HR. Wow so I'll say thank guy. Because? I was out there. Struggling man is like what sounded like a great deal initially with Moscow Really handcuffed me. That's why I said I always fair will be thankful for Tony. Give me the opportunity out here because I was looking to stay in this out. The I I was DC was probably about the as far as I was looking to go. From Mississippi so I. Never Thought I would end up about here, but boy am thankful that I have because it's opened up a ton of doors for wow, that is quite a story. I mean one I think it's just a blessing that that happened the way it happened. Just it unfolded. That's the first thing I'm thinking. Is You tell me that? And then the second thing I'm thinking of is like I? Mentioned to you before before we started recording like we have things in common that I mentioned this also research like pretty much. The same thing happened me. Like, I was I was in college on a full scholarship from NASA. The thing was you would in turn to NASA facilities, and then upon graduating would like. Go work at a NASA facility so the whole time I'm in College I. Mean You know I'm taking courses and stuff but I'm thinking like my future is straight like set like when I graduate I'M GONNA go work for a NASA facility and I'm good, right?.
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"So new relic create a product that can really help you easily managing parsoes logs to kind of look for the relevant information. The you know the proverbial needle in the Haystack so I'm working on that teen BOP started out primarily doing framework, but I got brought on as a full stack engineer so I'll eventually be working on the back end as well with John Micro Services. That's to Akaka pipeline so. As of right now I'm primarily doing. And react. Are there sort of particular projects in general you're working on, or is it still fairly new? That's one of the things that's been really. Don't buy on board with new relic is the team has been great as far as getting me up to speed, and they pair program quite a bit, which is something. I've really had done since college, so, but it's been. been really effective in getting me familiar with the parts of the Kobe's and some of the features that we're looking to implement so this is just my third week, but happy to come in and of already submitted several PR's already submitted. You know some features that's about to go out, so feel good as far as able to come in and really hit the ground running. I don't want to devote again because I'm I'm pretty new? About like upcoming products or anything bad that we may be working on, but yeah, I've been able to Kinda. Contribute some of that. We're hoping to rollout, but in this fiscal year well excuse me fiscal quarter, Nice Nice, and now before your work there you know we sort of alluded to it earlier bureau, working at the Lawrence livermore national laboratory work there for like almost seven years right? Now, first off, tell me what Lawrence livermore national laboratory, because it sounds like a science research facility. I have kind of a passing knowledge of national labs, but when I was in in college I did internship with NASA and some of the work that I did was at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge Tennessee, but yeah talk to be about Lawrence livermore. Acted collaborate with oakwoods, quite a bit, but the national laboratories, and it's kind of like a a system of them of national labs. Kind of and you're correcting. Your assumption is a lot of heavy science research into light, but what they typically do is have computer scientists in support of those scientific missions, so livermore kind of specializes in a few things one is the weapons systems. They started out as a nuclear weapons promoted. They will build a nukes out there so. As. They say that people about that is. You can't just throw it a trash right so. But. You can't just go out and fire amid more either so one our big things. Is that necessitated? Having a massive amount of computing power it to need to simulate different things with those weapons systems since they don't want to necessarily lie firearm related more. That's one of the things that live. Moore's really known for their weapons background, and then also just their incredible computing capabilities there they have a supercomputer I think it's Koi is one that has come online and. Even during my time being there, the Commission supercomputer at little more, was consistently ranked in the top three of the most powerful computing machines and a world while on both parties whenever. I think there were two new ones commissioned during my time there, and whenever they were plugged up and turned on at the time they were mealy, the most powerful computer system in the world mandate time when other people bill they eventually got passed, but I think we're one that was commissioned while was there was the most powerful system in the world. So that's one of the big things that have. Have as little more than they also have like another really really cool place colony, if the national edition facility where they do a lot of fusion researchers stuff, which I think they broke, our came close to breaking even on light nuclear fission in the recent past and place in there I got the tour leaving never worked at it. If but I got the tour in Italy something Elliot's built like. But look like humans designed and built that place it's is does wildly. Impressive to the point that it was one of the more reason. Star Trek movies I can't remember if it was you know. The Star Trek reboot Star Trek into darkness or something, like one of those actually filmed decided and if So I part of it was. diff- so, that's Kinda. What the national labs at least livermore is kind of known for, but a lot of other different research that goes on there from no chemistry stuff to geology climate science, which is where I spent a lot of my time working a little more working in support climate scientists. So it's a lot of different scientific facets and scientific fields as being research there, and then they used have the computer scientists in support of those where you're kind of writing tools and such for the subject matter experts Nice. I've heard of NIFF-, so. Folks who have listen to the show probably know this but I turned for Ames Research Center. God, this was twenty years ago back goodness those twenty year and the. Intern for Ames. Research Center at a Mafia California I heard Niff- because I. Remember my mentor who was out. There Terry Terry's even still out there, but he just told me like what they have all the lasers. As one of those things like I think it's one point with classified. Maybe stealing classified the world's most powerful laser. Wow, how did you get started there? It's an interesting journey. Fars how I got to live aboard. So I went to college and Mississippi, State University, and I was blessed enough to be on scholarship the entire time that was there. So when it came time for me to graduate UNDERGRAD I took five years to graduate. Undergrad so. I exhausted my initial scholarship, but then I ended up. Getting a different scholars show from department of fish called a scholarship service. It was basically a one to one type deal where they funded me for two years, and then I have to work for a Department Defense Agency for two years. So that you know, cover my last year of Undergrad, my first year of Grad School, and then Graduate Teaching Assistant, a couple of my last year, but up Grad School, but I, still you know. Oh, dod those two years for the funding me, so it sounded great initially in like Oh..
"william hill" Discussed on Revision Path
"I'm talking with William Hill software engineer at new relic in the bay area. Let's start the show. All right, so tell us who you are, and what you? So, my name is William Hill some people may know me as MJ mostly for people who've known me like for a long time. But most senior software engineer currently at new relic now before we get more into what you do, and your background and everything. This is a question that I've been asking. You know guests I guess for the past few months now for the show, but like we're recording this now in the middle of a global health pandemic. So how are you holding up with all? All this going on I'm doing about as well as to be expected. It hit at a really I mean it's never an opportune time for global pandemic right, but it had a pretty it offered to tie for me because I already accepted the job in new relic, so was like basically transitioning between two jobs, and I had planned to have six weeks off. You know starting at new relic, so I was GONNA. Have all these plans I was going to travel? I had like two conferences. I was GONNA speak. It already had tickets a couple of NBA Games. I was GONNA like go through all this stuff. And you know obviously none of that happened so but just kind of sitting back relaxing. You know since I was fun employees for several weeks at the beginning of the pandemic, so it just kind of caused me to slow down for a little bit and. Capone from video gaming. What is it like kind of being unemployed because I know that like folks are in various states of working or not working unfortunately. During this time, but what's it like in that transition stage with all this is happening right now. It was a little nerve wracking on going into it, because like I said at already accepted the job before the pandemic really started to the curve released to ramp up. So like I said I had all these plans with my employment that I was looking forward to doing it was going to be because it's so rare as an adult to of get time off. Tear voluntarily getting time off knowing that. Hey, I already got something else lined up, so let me take some time off. Just kind of breast recharged and have some fun. So going into it. It was like Oh. This is going to be great, but then it quickly turned into like a nerve wracking experience, because I'll say I'm leaving a very very stable job and you know, keep an eye on the news keeping an eye on the at blind and stuff like that where I'm seeing all these technically also just layoffs in general crap. They you know I'm going to a new job. I don't WanNa. Be like you know the last hired and first fire so. I kept having conversations with my. Who's going to be my new manager and I was like Yo. Like is our house. You're looking. Because I've lived this other job which was pretty stable. I was already set up. You know to work from home with them, but I didn't want to take that leap in these strange times, and then get the accidentally in. There'd be left without a job. Yeah, I mean that's a hundred percent fair. A very fair invalid feeling I mean granted with the way that they've just sort of check out with the pandemic you have industries like the service industry you know restaurants bars, but also hotels and things of that nature like in the hospitality industry that are suffering from this, but tech is also having big cuts. Was Reading the other day about Uber lift having pretty big cuts. I know Airbnb just laid off like a large, I think most of their design team like It's affecting a lot of industries in different ways, and so that's a a really kinda valid point. Did they SORTA? Reassure you that like you were fine like we hire you. You're good. Don't worry about it. They! Did they kind of you? Know says they are already a public company. They kind of share with me. Manager kind of share with me. The financials the with me that he could. And even just the nature of their business motto. Me To believe I would be okay. Yeah, because their whole thing is application performance monitoring, so you kind of think of a large large ECOMMERCE, large streaming site, or something like that they will use new relic service to monitor the health of their application, the health of their servers. You know high performance is and stuff, so everyone being stuck inside that leads the people you know doing virtually everything online now whether it's streaming whether it's shopping or whatever. Their business model actually Kinda Linda itself to more people being online and dealing with larger amounts of web traffic. Once I kind of thought about it from that perspective. I'll say. This actually if I was going to go to a company, that's probably the business model of company. I will want to go to during these times where there's GonNa. Be a heavily increased traffic on the web yeah. Also I mean it's good on them for being open and transparent with you about financials. A lot of companies do not do that. At all, so that's good that they are being upfront about that with you. Yeah, because I was nervous, man like I can imagine that's that's a scary feeling. Yeah, because I had everything pretty stable in my at my previous job. You know I was leading a team there. Yeah, you know that will head a government job yeah man. Like. I was I was I stayed if ever wanted to. Retirement about. But yeah. I was like I wanted I was looking forward to making the leap and I'd already kind of accepted a job before everything happened, but man. The world changed in a blink. Yeah. Have you been I guess getting used to like working from home. I mean there's one thing that kind of start a new job and then now you're starting. At the house like, how has that been? The thing is I was already even when I accepted the job. My plan was to be remote anyway. Okay I was partly remote at my previous job. I was doing like two days a week from home. Anyway, so it can already had everything set up to to work from home, so my my initial plan was probably to at least go to the office of my new job. Just Kinda all boarding. Just get get acclimated with the team acclimated with the Kobe's and all that type of stuff but it. It pretty much forced me to be fully remote from the jump, which was eventually the plan anyway? Gay just kind of accelerate the time I. don't. What kind of projects are GonNa me as much as you can. You know of talk about with the work that you're doing because you said that you're still fairly new there. What sort of work that you do as a senior software engineer? Yes, I'm working on the logging teen and new relic, and it's one of the relatively new products where with logging. Like some type of application for the most part you logging almost every interaction that's coming through your service to the application so. You can just be a fire hose information.
Interview With William Hill
"All right, so tell us who you are, and what you? So, my name is William Hill some people may know me as MJ mostly for people who've known me like for a long time. But most senior software engineer currently at new relic now before we get more into what you do, and your background and everything. This is a question that I've been asking. You know guests I guess for the past few months now for the show, but like we're recording this now in the middle of a global health pandemic. So how are you holding up with all? All this going on I'm doing about as well as to be expected. It hit at a really I mean it's never an opportune time for global pandemic right, but it had a pretty it offered to tie for me because I already accepted the job in new relic, so was like basically transitioning between two jobs, and I had planned to have six weeks off. You know starting at new relic, so I was GONNA. Have all these plans I was going to travel? I had like two conferences. I was GONNA speak. It already had tickets a couple of NBA Games. I was GONNA like go through all this stuff. And you know obviously none of that happened so but just kind of sitting back relaxing. You know since I was fun employees for several weeks at the beginning of the pandemic, so it just kind of caused me to slow down for a little bit and. Capone from video gaming. What is it like kind of being unemployed because I know that like folks are in various states of working or not working unfortunately. During this time, but what's it like in that transition stage with all this is happening right now. It was a little nerve wracking on going into it, because like I said at already accepted the job before the pandemic really started to the curve released to ramp up. So like I said I had all these plans with my employment that I was looking forward to doing it was going to be because it's so rare as an adult to of get time off. Tear voluntarily getting time off knowing that. Hey, I already got something else lined up, so let me take some time off. Just kind of breast recharged and have some fun. So going into it. It was like Oh. This is going to be great, but then it quickly turned into like a nerve wracking experience, because I'll say I'm leaving a very very stable job and you know, keep an eye on the news keeping an eye on the at blind and stuff like that where I'm seeing all these technically also just layoffs in general crap. They you know I'm going to a new job. I don't WanNa. Be like you know the last hired and first fire so. I kept having conversations with my. Who's going to be my new manager and I was like Yo. Like is our house. You're looking. Because I've lived this other job which was pretty stable. I was already set up. You know to work from home with them, but I didn't want to take that leap in these strange times, and then get the accidentally in. There'd be left without a job. Yeah, I mean that's a hundred percent fair. A very fair invalid feeling I mean granted with the way that they've just sort of check out with the pandemic you have industries like the service industry you know restaurants bars, but also hotels and things of that nature like in the hospitality industry that are suffering from this, but tech is also having big cuts. Was Reading the other day about Uber lift having pretty big cuts. I know Airbnb just laid off like a large, I think most of their design team like It's affecting a lot of industries in different ways, and so that's a a really kinda valid point. Did they SORTA? Reassure you that like you were fine like we hire you. You're good. Don't worry about it. They! Did they kind of you? Know says they are already a public company. They kind of share with me. Manager kind of share with me. The financials the with me that he could. And even just the nature of their business motto. Me To believe I would be okay. Yeah, because their whole thing is application performance monitoring, so you kind of think of a large large ECOMMERCE, large streaming site, or something like that they will use new relic service to monitor the health of their application, the health of their servers. You know high performance is and stuff, so everyone being stuck inside that leads the people you know doing virtually everything online now whether it's streaming whether it's shopping or whatever. Their business model actually Kinda Linda itself to more people being online and dealing with larger amounts of web traffic. Once I kind of thought about it from that perspective. I'll say. This actually if I was going to go to a company, that's probably the business model of company. I will want to go to during these times where there's GonNa. Be a heavily increased traffic on the web yeah. Also I mean it's good on them for being open and transparent with you about financials. A lot of companies do not do that. At all, so that's good that they are being upfront about that with you. Yeah, because I was nervous, man like I can imagine that's that's a scary feeling. Yeah, because I had everything pretty stable in my at my previous job. You know I was leading a team there. Yeah, you know that will head a government job yeah man. Like. I was I was I stayed if ever wanted to. Retirement about. But yeah. I was like I wanted I was looking forward to making the leap and I'd already kind of accepted a job before everything happened, but man. The world changed in a blink. Yeah.
Sports betting: You can now set point spreads for your Thanksgiving pickup football games
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It's a Funny Time of Year for Horse Racing
"D- William Hill Air Gold Cup went to Angel Alexander for Tom Dascomb and and Richard Kingscote growl running his usual good race back in second. He's real consistent horse to be fair. Gulliver sound effort in third and we had the massive orange plunged job of buffer zone at bombed and bombed badly. He did finish George Bone to be fair. So at least you got one little bit the result on the Angel Alexander a huge win for Tom DASCOMB Steve Well. We'll stick with you to start this off three year old in a handicap recap very valuable one at that a surprise winner but a very impressive performance today yes surprised when a with the Pricey he went off twenty eight to one and he's been bigger in the MON thing but this is a whole sued one three times earlier in the season and run until badly chested from wide drone orange previous start so although it's easy to say off the top the John's but I was really impressed with in seemed to be drawn on the wrong side while sitting in the small all it group and I always think when you look at these big handicaps the only solid you wanna bail away you. WanNa be's where the Pacers and it's it all seem to have low so the fact that he was able to come down the stand side an hydro and he was I think three three or four lengths ahead of the neck extols It was very impressive in the fatty unexposed over six furlongs. I only the second three roles on since two hundred to two thousand three's it's point still a very progressive sprinters probably. GonNa have a decent season next year. You'd like you think so. You'd certainly like to think so rory. What was your take on the dark angel getting the win the William Hill Air Goal to give it its full title I wouldn't I wouldn't massively disagree with the commission's been made so far I just wonder whether of it of a twilight horse in terms of his racing defy defy the he'll have to go up to pattern company. Nick Season Eastern East finished three last year. The of the next woman is side of the tried back on. It's easy to say you mark them up for that. Because the rest of the placed horses were on the Far Side I do think that major jumbled in a hell of a lot of good though so it gives them a really good tool and it's all it's all very well. Concentrating on more is wasn't say well look at Cyber Fair but when the when the nearside win the race this they're not they're not done to sometimes we can get at tangled up in in you know horses being potentially better than the results. and again we've had this discussion time on the on the on the podcast abide what are considered to be draws but of course keeps winning from what I meant to be standing joke about winning from sole twenty plus over model and a half and Oscar going that must be a hell of a horse to win from not draw. I do it every single year so I'm not convinced that he was better than the result but in saying he's he's unexposed those sorts of conditions additions a big field sprint over six furlongs in a lot of his form has come around a band or unsightly very different tribes to wear so given conventional taxis improves and he's wanted clearly so he's all potential to do well nick season. I just wonder whether he will be the kind of buying in his head against a brick wall against horses or you know ten twelve points better than Heyman group threes and twos next year he certainly it'd be just this morning not capable of winning a couple of listed races but they'll have higher aspirations for them not might not be quite as easy as it looks because we sometimes talk about the listed group to group three even group one sprints depending on the type of quality that you have in in given seasons as really not being that far off handicap company that you can see horses make the progression from handicaps to even group but certainly the group to group three listed level it. It doesn't always take a huge amount to break into that. I just wonder about this performance if he deserves all the praise in the world and he's beaten not really solid yardstick and growl who second the race in two thousand Sixteen Yada Yada Yada runs his honest race Blah Blah Blah but if Roy Rory's point is absolutely spot on that these races are difficult to win. Steve sometimes they're difficult to back the winner of you often see a big price to winner and they just kind of keep beating themselves and so deliver this horse and his performance where he storms through to mow horses down and think right. They've got him now now. They know what what he is. There's going to be more to come or if that was indeed his day in the song then we should be deleting them from the tracker and looking for something else later in the the season possibly early next season. I think if he was five year old or something like that he yeah you could see that but what he's GonNa law in his favor that in the final easy three zero and he's unexposed over six furlongs. I think I was only is gonNA third run run over six furlongs in in one of those listed racist gesture when he was doing very why and the fact that he's been running round places like Gesta Sta just because he's been running. They're able to win that. When he's been awful a lot lower rating it doesn't mean that he's ideally suited to it and it showed on a straight track what he's put in his best performance so he's unexposed in several facets of is a homeland and he's only three road so you would expect to natural improvement for next season that I wouldn't be surprised if he was up to certainly group three level and the funny thing is with growl finishing second. I think when he finished second a a few years ago he went on to hit the frame in the group one on Champions Day at a massive price so light you say completely agree that the fact that handicappers is instantly inform handicappers winning these big races which on easy to win these big failed handicaps they can find the step up to two certainly group to group one level even easier than it might look at a time when you you think if a whole wins a mile and a half and the recap the Johnson stepping up into Greek ones easily. It's pretty remote. was there anything in behind. Steve that took your fancy with regards regards to possibly the sprintone champions day or for another big handicap either early next season or before the end of the season. was there anything in behind that that AH well there was a few that I thought were interesting. the the problem is with later in the season. Nive the likelihood likelihood of them getting decent grind is pretty unlikely it's not certainly it'll rain from now until the end Italian or certainly in the end of the year but it as a look out the window. It certainly looks well set in and we're GONNA get easy grind prevent. Yes I'm sure but the the two I thought ran better than that position all certainly run really well because they both finished in the first a half dozen aside. Every CBA was one of David Omar's who seemed to miss the break didn't get the clearest run through and also is in that middle middle grind where he was drawn high ironically the winner obviously withdrawn a bit higher but decided to go over to the far side where that the main body of the field race and he was finishing really well and the fact that he didn't get the clearest run through years of host it does like have to have things drop his wife if you go back to his French form and we all know that David Omar is done exceptionally exceptionally well with his friend French imports like glitters and he's group foam in the bag so I think next season we might see a a ever see boat winning one of these handicaps the other one was embar- of Richard Hannon's. I thought he was a bit inconvenience by being right in in the middle when the pacing to be either hard against the fall rail always rory said with them the angel is on the getting a good lead from aged jump by so dynamic didn't seem to be the place you want to be racing in the early stages where both embar-. Anisi Bo came from and I think and then might be right is in them whether it's later on in this seasonal rim early next season was quite a bunch finish as well. Let's say major jumbo actually did well considering. He had to cut out all the donkey
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Tiger Woods, Las Vegas And William Hill discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
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"william hill" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"Real reason to kind of hang around in the sports book your is gonna have some baseball fans obviously it's not that far from philly from dc from baltimore but you're talking really the hard core sports bettors who are like i want to go to delaware on the first day to place a bet on the orioles tuesday night it's probably smart to do it that way i i don't think we would say that they any less significant because there were a line of betters there were couple of things that i was surprised that they said there's no limits here but thousand dollars more than a bed of more than two thousand dollars on any side would basically trigger a not to a risk manager at william hill all three casinos william hill or operator and then they would need to approve that i don't know i mean i get the idea of unsophisticated gamblers and it's not exactly vegas but a thousand dollars seems like that's a lot of work and i thought the number would be closer to five thousand well the protocol i know for a player's card usage is i think a grand sometimes too depending on the sporting event in vegas now that's just not for approval the bet but just to make the bet like is they're trying to track things and obviously they want everything to go electrically right in vegas in now with that timeline is i think it just depends on things but i that is interesting that they have to approve the bed it's one thing that you have to have a player's card and you can bet as up to five k.
"william hill" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The for william hill and and so folks like gm caesar's and others who will be able to offer sports books and other jurisdictions eldorado resorts penn national boyd and so forth you know that's going to be good for them makes it good for nevada it'll be good for las vegas it also be good for the folks who work in the industry whose talents are going to be necessary as as the industry seeks to expand we're chatting with joe asher ceo of us operations for william hill and i know this is tangential to what you do but we did speak with a couple of sports owners yesterday ted leonsis being one of them and he is convinced that the media part of all this is where the real money lies for the us sports leagues for the owners for the valuations their franchises that the media opportunity is where this money is coming have you seen that globally and what would you say to the us leagues and the owners who seemed to be taking a cautious approach and all i've heard so far is integrity integrity integrity yeah and and look to the extent you're talking about integrity of course the integrity has to be better and amplified in the legal transparent regulated market than what exists today so this idea that somehow there's an increased threat to integrity is sports is just silly it's not reality and so the integrity tax that's just you know it's just a fancy name for a cut of the action taker tax like like that that feet foot that's what it is sure just cut of the action but but look my response to that is there's plenty of money in this for the sports leagues for the teams they are the biggest beneficiaries of this i mean you know i read what mark cuban said about the the franchise values doubling as a result of legal marketing email i said mark were you being hyperbolic and he came back and said no this is not hyperbole he believes that whether it's the media whether engagement targeted at whatever that this will offer that kind of bumped to franchise.
"william hill" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"It has a knockon effect for saudi arabia they are reportedly seeking to cover the cost of way to domestic spending commitments i eighty dollar level so it's a good price for them but the warning that the prices are high enough to hurt consumption and so it's trimmed its forecast for demand growth so you are seeing potentially other issues outside of the benefits to saudi arabia from this high price exactly and then in the uk the government is limping down on betting yeah this has been something that there'd be discussing for some while the plan was to cut the maximum amount you can bet on fixed betting terminals these are things that roulette and poker machines that you might get in a gambling shop the minimum level they were looking to cut it to you was two pounds it was one hundred pounds and they have cut it to that minimum level so it was certain extent is being priced into the markets the stocks aren't moving as drastically as you might expect it because there have been some heavy slumps beforehand but they are trading lower and what's happening now is these companies are looking elsewhere they're trying to make other plans because william hill one of the biggest when the most exposed to all of this a betting company says it's gaming revenue is going to be hit by as much as forty five percent nine hundred of its shops could become unprofitable as a result as thirty eight percent of the total so then looking for example to the us where the supreme court ruled on monday that individual states can permit sports gambling and they're trying to spread out there and somehow recoup some of these lost revenues from other markets but it was bloomberg's sebastian salik and you're listening to the briefing.
Settlement reached in Eli Manning memorabilia fraud lawsuit
"Governor christie always said he'd like to do it they're probably thirty or forty people in this room that might take a bet today if i let them at park operator dennis strays and at a press conference yesterday at the william hill sports bar the ocean port racetrack he said he expects betting to start that soon governor phil murphy said in a statement he's looking forward to working with the legislature to an act a law authorizing and regulating sports betting in the very near future i'm sue guzman on seven ten w o r lawsuit between three memorabilia collectors in the new york giants and eli manning is over there is a settlement in the case ally manning fans we may never know the real truth behind that ugly sports memorabilia mass three collectors accused the giants quarterback of tossing fake game worn equipment to three collectors to sell the fans did he or didn't he the collectors filed a lawsuit against manning the giants steiner sports in two equipment managers who were supposed to give up real sweaty game worn jerseys and helmets for sale us settlement has been reached a day before equipment gate was set to go to trial and to quote should not be viewed as supporting any allegations claims or defenses alice stockton rossini seven ten wwl white house spokesman ron shaw hamas is to blame for yesterday's deadly violence in gaza during a briefing he said israel has a right to defend itself dozens of palestinians have been killed in clashes with really security forces the violence breaking out after the opening of the us embassy in jerusalem this is a propaganda attempt i mean this is a gruesome unfortunate propaganda attempt i think the israeli government has spent weeks trying to handle this without violence joining us now live to talk more about it nbc radio national correspondent bills zimper i guess the violence was pretty much expected right bill yes it was they were expecting protests along the border between gaza and israel about but the number of protesters was just incredible they say as many as forty thousand protesters along that fence line that fortified fence and it wasn't long before gunfire erupted there the death toll we're told is now at sixty with over two thousand others suffering injuries as a result as for hamas involvement there's no doubt that they were involved to to some point in these protests although many many protesters were there in among those killed were.
"william hill" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"There is a theory out there that if you bet illegally right now you know you're doing it it's not showing up on your credit card statement your book you might even be giving you leniency in terms of when you pay or way as your spouse doesn't know about it necessarily there is a lot about the black market that is enticing if you're already entrenched in that world and you were some of the other companies we've talked a little bit about it they wouldn't have to be from the uk like william hill companies that are interested i mean again i think it's going to be as anyone anyone that has a digital gaming presence you know so like your company's your your daily fantasy companies and then really could be anyone from retail companies through media networks etc i think once the floodgates opened once we kind of get over the stigma and america that gambling is is vice everyone will be interested in kind of jumping in this is what i mean like going after a different customer maybe it's women it's casualties in the gave him a year way so we'll yeah william hills goal sure they want to pull some of the people that are betting a legally into the into the light but more so they wanna pull your average fan you know your person who would never think about gambling now because they know it's illegal but once it says easy is opening an on your phone and tapping a button you know they want it to be that if you're going to the baseball game with your friends on the way there on the subway you play your phone and say olympic this a little more interesting like oh put up for ten dollars on the game that's the kind of thing that william hill wants because once you do that a few times and once you sit in the stands and you realize you're cheering extra hard because you place that ten dollar bet that you might come back and do it again i wonder as we look forward to the supreme court decision you say in your story the whole reason they took it up is when the five lower courts overturned it they might have missed something just the tide's turning or what did they met rice.