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Why we do Performance Review Meetings every 30 to 45 days at Exponential Ventures
11 May, 2021
> Performance Review Meetings: Dreaded by some, feared by others, loved by the greatest, and misunderstood by almost all. The scene seems to come straight out of a sitcom. A team member and his manager awkwardly enter into an empty conference room booked for an hour several months ago for the dreaded end of the year performance review. The manager dreads the conversation, but she is confident that the notes collected throughout the year in her notepad will help her get through the meeting. The f
Our team is the best
19 March, 2021
Last Friday as I was preparing to leave the office, I went down to our mailbox and found this awesome gift from our team. I'm so excited to have you guys onboard, and I'm looking forward to continue to build incredible things with you for years to come! Thanks for all the hard work and trust you guys put on Exponential Ventures and all our companies everyday.
The Art of Hiring Data Scientists
09 February, 2021
The amount of companies hiring out Data Scientists thinking that they're going to come in, wave a wand and solve all problems with AI is appalling. This is not good for the industry, the companies, or the Data Scientists. Disrupting an industry takes a lot more than hiring a couple of Data Scientists and handing them a wishlist. Solving real problems with Artificial Intelligence requires experience across several technical domains that start with the hardware and ends with the production model,
Internationalization in Angular 10
30 December, 2020
Internationalization workflow in Angular 10.
Custom API access in AWS
02 December, 2020
Here is a quick and easy introduction on the basics of custom access control for API's created using API gateway from AWS. Let's get started 🔐. To illustrate the topics we are going to discuss let's image a simple site for a real state agency. In the site you can view the available homes in the area, you can send feedback to the agency and you can also use their mortgage calculator to simulate the monthly payments. All those actions can be done without setting up an user account. Additionally,
Introduction to Serverless on AWS
06 November, 2020
Brief introduction on the concepts of creating a basic API using a serverless approach hosted on AWS.
Overview on the current state of 3D Printing
05 November, 2020
3D printing used to be mostly the realm of hobbyists. As the technology evolved, it became an essential manufacturing method for many industries. Several cars today have 3D printed parts. 3D printing has enabled many startups to bring their products to market. For example, in one of his interviews, George Hotz who started a company to produce a gadget that makes virtually any car self-driving, mentioned that the casings for the gadgets are 3D printed in the company’s office. The most widely use
I heard that you're playing with SEO
27 October, 2020
Hey people, hello again, this time we're going to talk about SEO 📈📊 In this article I'll walk with you through the path I followed to improve the visibility of this blog you're accessing right now. A bit of context... This is a Gatsby + Ghost blog, and as you may know, it is a static site. Gatsby generates the bundle and we keep our posts on Ghost. Gatsby access these posts using the awesome Ghost Source Plugin [https://www.gatsbyjs.com/plugins/gatsby-source-ghost] and we deploy the bundle on
Mineral Mining and Blockchains - a good example of blockchain use outside of cryptocurrencies.
26 October, 2020
Blockchain became a buzz word by 2017, made famous by the single-use case that for many people seemed almost synonymous with Blockchain –Bitcoin. The question on people's minds was: "What is blockchain, and how can I make money with it?" What really drew attention was the valuation of a single Bitcoin hitting an astonishing $20,000 in December 2017, a peak that it has not been able to climb again after rolling back down to $3,000 within a year. But the blockchain rush was on. Investors were fr
Angular Applications at Scale
09 October, 2020
In this article, we'll look at how to build large Angular applications. I'll discuss techniques that will help you keep your project scalable, maintainable and robust.
Are there any real-world application of Blockchains outside of Cryptocurrencies?
23 September, 2020
In this week's Exponential Chats, we have a special guest discussing with us some real-world applications of Blockchains outside of Cryptocurrencies and whether those applications are really using and benefitting from this technology. Come join us and participate by asking questions or giving your opinion in the live chat. - Adriano Marques is the founder and CEO of Exponential Ventures. - Nathan Martins is a Machine Learning/DevOps Engineer at Exponential Ventures, where he works on projects t
My journey so far
17 September, 2020
My journey at Exponential Ventures started mid-2019 when I flew 7000 km to Exponential Venture’s headquarters in Chicago. During my first day of work at the HQ, I met the team members, saw their data center with several servers and XNV’s (that's how we abbreviate the company's name) lab where there is a laser cutter, 3D printers, and a CNC machine. Right at the beginning two of my beliefs changed: Machine Learning (ML) is easy and cheap and Python has a weird syntax that I will hate it forever.