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Benjamin Trent

I make things. I read things. I do things. I sometimes write things. All opinions are my own.

Education

Masters in CS

Work

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer at Elastic

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re: What Book(s) Are You Currently Reading To Be a Better Programmer?
Good programmers avoid burnout, love creating/nurturing thing...
re: August 6th, 2020: What did you learn this week?
I learned how XGBoost multi-class classification works. Tur...
re: Finding Un-mapped Fields in Elasticsearch
Field mapping explosion is a bad problem to have! Glad you w...
re: Measure twice, write twice
JMH Benchmark for the curious
re: Is "C Programming language" Still Worth Learning in 2021?
LISP! ❤️
re: Is "C Programming language" Still Worth Learning in 2021?
I think it is worth learning for pure pedagogy. The majority ...
re: The Github Contribution Stats
I am glad the score exists :). It would be an interesting sta...
re: The Github Contribution Stats
It's disappointing to see that only commits are taken into ac...
re: How do you mentally prepare for an interview?
Besides the obvious "Cracking the Code interview" read throug...
re: [Challenge] 🐝 FizzBuzz without if/else
Clojure example. I quite like Andrew's bit shift array exam...
re: Are you in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault?
OH SNAP!
re: What are the major lessons from the Twitter hack?
Major lessons: People are still the weakest security hole i...
re: 21 Best Remote Work Tools for Software Developers
I am surprised to not see plain old email on this list. Read...
re: What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?
Spend ~10 minutes in quiet making my pour-over coffee. This s...
re: What are some "classic reads" in programming?
It's good :D. I remember reading it when it came out. Sent it...
re: What are some "classic reads" in programming?
Blogs Rise of the Expert Beginner Any of Joel On ...
re: Is C still a high level language?
I agree, Pascal (and probably Fortran) are on the same level ...
re: Is C still a high level language?
Depends on from which direction you are looking. If you are...
re: 100 Developer Jobs - Companies Still Hiring Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
Elastic is hiring All engineering is #workFromHome
re: What did you learn this week? July 12, 2019
How Cuckoo Filters work Cuckoo filters are a pro...
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
Failing my customers. One of the worst feeling in the world...
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