Podcasting for Cancer

Some times all it takes is one single tweet to set things in motion:

This started a spiral of tweets, discussions and ideas being thrown around and has now resulted in Podcasting for Cancer.

The current goal is to raise $5000 USD by November 12th – Let´s absolutely crush that goal!

It`s Not Your Average Data it`s vOpenData

vOpenDataSo, what is the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

As we all (should) know, that is very much a trick question.

Now, consider this little non-trick question:

I wonder what the avg disk size is for your virtual machine these days. I do most math with 60GB on avg, but wonder if that has changed

@DuncanYB / March 28th 2013

And now, guess what? Just 16 days later, a brand new data mining tool has emerged based on that initial question.

vOpenData is now live, in an attempt to answer these kinds of questions.

Simplistically put, this site gathers anonymous data from your virtual infrastructure and puts it into a global dataset ready for analysis and presentation.

As data is contributed from various sources, the public dashboard is updated.

vOpenData Public Dashboard

Another great community driven resource is born, this time by Ben Thomas and William Lam.

Announcement posts:

Check it out and help out by contributing your data if you can.