I’ve been talking to Jules about building a robot with him this year, and tonight I found this neat kit on Aliexpress: less than $100AUD, Arduino-based and with enough complexity for the two of us to have some fun building and programming it.
This is one of those hobbies which those who pursued would have done in their teenage years. Well, I missed out somehow (not willing to embrace my geek nature perhaps?) but it won’t stop me from giving it a go as a forty year-old man.
This (ongoing) project is to provide a front-end to a blockchain-based ledger for post-trade services including clearing, settlement and asset registration. It consists of a Java-based backend (microservices) and a React frontend, and is deployed to a Kubernetes cluster (PKS).
I worked for a “data discovery and analytics platform” company1 for a couple of years, and got to see first-hand the power of graph-based datastores for analysis, hypothesis-testing and pattern discovery.