Noah Gift

Noah Gift

Consulting CTO | Cloud & ML Architect | Author |Machine Learning Professor @ UC Davis

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San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • Technical Leadership
  • Machine Learning
  • AI
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Erlang
  • C#
  • F#
  • JQuery
  • Objective C
  • *NIX
  • Web Applications and Services
  • Film and Television Production and Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • SNMP
  • Virtualization
  • Asset Management Systems
  • High Availability Queuing Systems
  • Google App Engine
  • Physical Fitness and Nutrition
  • Data Science
  • writing

In the last eight years I have been responsible for shipping greater than 10 new products at multiple companies that generated millions of dollars of revenue and had global scale. I have also written production machine learning models for last five years in Python and R. In my last position, I helped build the company from scratch, create the first product and hired and managed all employees over three years. These new products have been in varying conditions: 

° products I wrote myself 100% from scratch
° teams I hired and managed to write them
° deeply troubled products that were full of technical debt when I inherited them and fixed them

★ Year - Product - Technologies ★

° 2017 - AI Pipeline on Google Cloud
° 2016 - VR Pipeline on AWS
° 2015 - Sports Social Network (iOS,Android,Web) - Erlang/Elixir/C#/Swift/Python/R
° 2014 - Daily Fantasy Sports iOS App - Erlang/C#/Xamarin
° 2013 - Versu iOS Mobile Game - Erlang/C#/Xamarin
° 2013 - Blocksworld iOS Game - Python/C#/Unity 3D
° 2012 - DIO Fan Fiction Social Network - Rails/RabbitMQ
° 2011 - Monthly Subscription E-Commerce System - Python
° 2011 - Mac Desktop Application - Objective-C
° 2010 - Centralized Asset Management System - Python/SQL
° 2009 - Link Sharing Social Network - Python/Django
° 2009 - Content Management System - Python/Django

I am an adaptable technical leader, entrepreneur, software developer/architect/engineer with over 20 years experience in leadership and engineering, including P&L responsibility. I am also a data driven leader that is comfortable using mathematical modeling to solve complex problems.

★ Specialties ★
° Machine Learning & AI
° Cloud Architecture
° Building Companies from scratch
° Shipping new Products
° Solving interesting (tough and scary) problems, in any language and any environments.

Python for Unix and Linux System Administration Python for Unix and Linux System Administration
by Noah Gift, Jeremy Jones
August 2008

"Perfect for Unix and Linux programmers and collections catering to them."
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"...a very helpful digest of many answers to common problems often encountered by sysadmins. The great benefit of all of their solutions is that they harness the power of Python to perform critical, complex tasks very easily and consistently. Like Thanos Vassilakis, a programmer for NYSE, if you know a sysadmin who spends too much time at work, chances are they could use Python and this book to reclaim their personal life. "
--Al Lukaszewski,

"This fabulous book will help you to read text files and extract information, run tasks using threading and forking options, get clickable GUI utilities, monitor large clusters of machines by interacting with SNMP programmatically, master the IPython shell...and much more."
--Nadia Russ, Wonderpedia

"If you are a Python advocate who is also responsible on occasion with managing your home or company computers, the book provides enough ideas and enthusiasm to jumpstart that currently manual system administrator task that begs to be automated."
--Mike Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"If you are an administrator, project organizeer or data monkey (a term for system admins who push files in a digital video shop) you should check out this book. "
--Lee McKusick, Peninsula Linux Users' Group