Gary Short

Gary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team. He has a deep interest in technical architecture, especially in the areas of technical debt and refactoring. Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at events throughout the UK.

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Oscars 2015 Tweet Analysis – Part 2: Locations 12 Mar 2015
Summary (tl;dr) Looking at the location details from the tweets, we learned that New York and Los Angeles were the most prolific posting locations (accounting for more than 200K votes), and that the vast majority of locations had fewer than … Continue reading →

Oscars 2015 Tweet Analysis – Part 1 05 Mar 2015
Summary (tl;dr) The main points of this post are: as data scientists we don’t always get data in the shape we want it. When that happens we have to use the tools we have to make the most of it. … Continue reading →

Installing HDInsight Emulator on Your Local Machine 02 Jun 2014
In this video I demonstrate how to install the HDInsight Emulator on your local machine, via the Web Platform Installer, and how to run the wordcount example to test it’s installed properly.

Call with a recruiter… 23 Apr 2014
You have to admire his honesty, if nothing else. :-) Him: Hi, it’s Ben Dover here, this is just a courtesy call to find out a little about your skill set, so that I can help you get your next … Continue reading →

Sorry if You Disagree, but… 21 Apr 2014
… the UK is a ‘Christian Country’. Why do I mention this, you may well ask? Well, recently, David Cameron wrote an article for the Church Times, where he stated: “I believe we should be more confident about our status … Continue reading →