Noah Gift is lecturer and consultant at UC Davis Graduate School of Management in the MSBA program and an adjunct professor for Northwestern University Graduate Data Science program. He is also the founder of Pragmatic AI Labs. At Pragmatic AI Labs he provides consulting and training on Machine Learning and AI, and also develops AI SaaS products. At UC Davis, he is teaching graduate machine learning and consulting on Machine Learning and Cloud Architecture for students and faculty. He has published close to 100 technical publications including two books on subjects ranging from Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning, First Edition
to DevOps. He is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect and has an MBA from UC Davis, a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Professionally, Noah has approximately 20 years’ experience programming in Python and is a member of the Python Software Foundation. He has worked in roles ranging from CTO, General Manager, Consulting CTO and Cloud Architect. This experience has been with a wide variety of companies including ABC, Caltech, Sony Imageworks, Disney Feature Animation, Weta Digital, AT&T, Turner Studios and Linden Lab. In the last ten years, he has been responsible for shipping many new products at multiple companies that generated millions of dollars of revenue and had global scale. Currently he is consulting startups and other companies, on Machine Learning, Cloud Architecture and CTO level consulting via Pragmatic AI Labs
"...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, About.com
"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