Diego Zamboni

Diego Zamboni

Security, virtualization and automation expert, researcher, consultant, author

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Queretaro, Qro., Mexico

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computer security
  • virtualization
  • cfengine
  • automation
  • configuration management
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
My website

I am a computer scientist, consultant, programmer, sysadmin and overall geek. I am very interested in topics related to computer security, virtualization, configuration management and system automation.

I am a Senior Platform Architect at Swisscom Cloud Lab, where I am working on building Swisscom's next-generation cloud platform.

I have more than 20 years of experience in system administration, security and computer science, and I have worked on both the theoretical and practical sides of computing. During college I founded the first computer security team at UNAM (Mexico's national university), which would grow to become a much larger organization, before moving to the U.S. to pursue my Ph.D. at Purdue University under the direction of Gene Spafford. Upon finishing my studies, my wife and I decided to go to Switzerland, where I worked as a researcher in computer security at the IBM Zurich Research Lab. After eight years there, we moved back to Mexico in late 2009, where I worked for HP Enterprise Services as a security consultant. After two years there I moved to CFEngine AS, where I worked as Senior Security Advisor and Product Manager.

I live in Querétaro with my awesome wife and our two beautiful daughters.

Learning CFEngine 3 Learning CFEngine 3
by Diego Zamboni
March 2012
Print: $18.99
Ebook: $15.99

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Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Algocracy

May 23 2015

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Webcast: CFEngine 3: Empowering the Next-generation Sysadmin
June 05, 2012
In this webcast presentation Diego Zamboni , author of Learning CFEngine 3, will explore some of the basic concepts of CFEngine, and how it can help you in managing your IT infrastructure.