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Real-time diagnostics from nanopore DNA sequencers on Google Cloud(Proof of Concept)

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Guys, I want to share with you a blogpost from Google Cloud blog, about a proof of concept on real-time diagnostics from nanopore DNA sequencers.

In a healthcare setting, being able to access data quickly is vital. For example, a sepsis  patient’s survival rate decreases by 4% for every hour we fail to diagnose the species causing the infection and and intervene with an appropriate antibiotic regimen.

Typical genomic analyses are too slow. You transport DNA samples from the collection point to a centralized facility to be sequenced and analyzed in a batch process, which can take weeks or even months. Recently, nanopore DNA sequencers have become commercially available that stream raw signal-level data as they are collected and provide immediate access to them. However, processing the data in real-time remains challenging, requiring substantial compute and storage resources, as well as a dedicated bioinformatician. Not only is the process still too slow, it’s also failure-prone, expens…

Open office vs cubicles

Personally, I'm pro-focus, I like to avoid distractions so I can complete my tasks in a better way, with my music and under my own pace. I prefer to avoid distractions, I tend to lost focus quickly. At 4geeks we have been working with both of them, cubicles and open office (this one our current).

There are opinions, and a lot, about what is better. I think there is no science that can predict that. it depends totally on the team and company culture. It depends on people way to work, and deal with distractions.

Productivity This is where most people can argue as the best or worse condition of having or not open office. For example, at open office if someone start speaking about their perfect vacation to someone, it turns out that this conversation will actually be for the rest of the team, due the space. So, to avoid those kind of distractions and keep productivity, we can save the topic for lunch, or people that doesn't want to hear about that can perfectly use their headphone…

Get More Social Media Traffic Using These 7 Free Tools (Neil Patel)

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In this post I want to share with you this video from the great Neil Patel about how to get more traffic to your product with some social media tools.

Feel free to share this post with your team and community.




About 4Geeks: 4Geeks is a global product development and growth marketing company, and all-in-between, focused on 10X ROI for startups, small and mid-size companies around the world. 4Geeks serves industries like E-Commerce & Retail, Startups, HealthTech, Marketing, Banking & FinTech and Real Estate. Headquartered in United States, and nearshore development centers in Mexico and Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Plan to build an extended engineering team in Latin America? Start right here.

Meet Josue Fernandez

We have internship programs at the office, with a successful and retention rate of 80%. So that means, most of our interns remains at the company after they finish the internship. Josue is one of them, actually he didn't finish the internship, He just last a couple of weeks to demonstrate his willing to growth and his abilities.

Josue is from Turrialba, Cartago. Nice place to live, very quite actually, little bit far from the city. In Turrialba many dairy products are produced, in fact, year after year, the famous "Feria del Queso" takes place in that place.

He has high writing skills, actually He has translated some books for a book reading community, very interesting actually, It's called Blue Phoenix Translations. He has translated two books Hail the king and Swallowed star.

I will stop here and let Josue answer our habitual questions.

How will you describe yourself?

Calm, positive, friendly, adventurous.

What do you do in your free time?

Read mostly, play video games…

Deconstructing Chatbots

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AI and Chatbots are trending topics nowadays, but some people don't understand how terrific could be a chatbot in business.

The following video shows how chatbots works, can they understand what humans says, and how they can response by using artificial intelligence.

Is your business leveraging chatbots to support clients or maybe your business planing the next move? Take a look.





About 4Geeks: 4Geeks is a global product development and growth marketing company, and all-in-between, focused on 10X ROI for startups, small and mid-size companies around the world. 4Geeks serves industries like E-Commerce & Retail, Startups, HealthTech, Marketing, Banking & FinTech and Real Estate. Headquartered in United States, and nearshore development centers in Mexico and Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Plan to build an extended engineering team in Latin America? Start right here.

Improving Team's Health

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We are engineers and designers that spend most of our time sitting in front of our computer. Cool right ? Well yes and no. Spending 8 hours of our life sitting is not a good practice at all. It increases problems with our health. but It's not only about being sit, it's about the food we eat.

We are not stoping and checking what we are eating, is it really sustainable to be with that diet ? Drinking coffee ? Consuming tons of sugar ?

Well, at 4Geeks we have stoped and think on that. We are seeing the problems we can face as a company for not being healthy, all of US. We can not have an unhealthy CEO. He has to be 100% for decision making, to lead the company to a better future. And yes it starts from the statement of being healthy, that's the bottom line for us.

People with an active physical lifestyle and with a good mental health will work their work better, that's a true fact. The question to this is how can we, as a company, improve it, how can we impulse our people…

7 Steps of Machine Learning (Artificial Intelligence)

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Hi 4Geeks Nation! I want to share with you this video (from Google AI) that explain so clear 7 steps of Machine Learning.

Gathering Data
Preparing that Data
Choose a model
Training
Evaluation
Hyperparameter Tuning
Prediction





About 4Geeks: 4Geeks is a global product development and growth marketing company, and all-in-between, focused on 10X ROI for startups, small and mid-size companies around the world. 4Geeks serves industries like E-Commerce & Retail, Startups, HealthTech, Marketing, Banking & FinTech and Real Estate. Headquartered in United States, and nearshore development centers in Mexico and Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Plan to build an extended engineering team in Latin America? Start right here.