Hello World!

Well, a blog primarily on information technology and programming deserves to have its first posting titled like that, I suppose. Maybe not “exceptionally catchy”, but still safe at its “core” without too much to “dump” in a title…

I intend to cover a variety of subjects and case studies in parallel with my independent studies and work experience and hope to enhance this experience with the comments I receive from my prospective readers. Yes, blogging is something new to me, even though I enjoyed writing lengthy articles in response to certain discussion topics and posting them on on-line forums in the past. I feel that the need to focus on meaningful subjects and to manage your content persistently make blogging a quite different game when compared to plain old forum participation.

Speaking of focus, what does the blog title primarily refer to and what is the motivation behind it?

Information technology surely comprises a wide and deep collection of topics, but I intend to focus my postings on subjects dealing with the management of information technology assets (both technical and people) and to the meaningful extent, tie them to certain domains with which I am more familiar with, namely project management and software development. Productive use of information technology should certainly be the aim of enterprises, but it should also include individuals who happen to become more and more mobile, hence dependent on being “connected”. Hence, the treatise of information technology management will span both organizational and personal aspects.

As for programming, I hope to go over different programming concepts and ideas dealing mainly with text mining and categorization of unstructured data as I make progress on my personal information management tool project. Blame it on my class mates in college who used to dump the lexing and parsing work on my lap, and one of my long-time friends who got me “hooked back” into the subject through an academic project involving his doctoral thesis…

“and More…”: Well, anything else that falls outside the immediate reach of the two domains discussed above will be covered in this category. Culture, humor, comments on news, you name it…

Well, so much for the mission and vision statements… 🙂 I will start posting the first topic within the next couple of weeks, hopefully by the end of July once I finalize some preparations for an upcoming contract.

Till Then, Take Care…

Emre

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