As part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue plan, the raising of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, will fulfill a major campaign promise. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

A recent study by the Congressional Budget Office, entitled “The Effects on Employment and Family Income of Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage,” was conducted to determine how increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10, $12 or $15 per hour would affect employment and family income.

The conclusion was that increasing the federal minimum wage would have two major impacts on low-wage workers: earnings…

In the past, machine learning against relevant data required some heavy lifting. Most of the machine learning for something like “sentiment analytics” against social media tweets and posts required a new way of thinking about data. Traditional rows and columns in a relational database can store the text of a message but do not do so well with a thumbs up or thumbs down icon… or an emoji or a meme.

Everything changes. Time is a measure of change. I’d go so far to say that change is the most powerful force in the universe. Even truth is subject to change. What is true today is not necessarily true tomorrow. Throughout recorded history, we can see the power of change.

Technological innovations brought about by changes in thinking often create their own empires. I understand the power of change and when I look at history, I realize I can’t fight changes that bring technological advancements, I have to embrace the change. Yet, oddly enough, it is part of human nature to…

Britton LaRoche

Principal Solution Architect at MongoDB, Former Principle Solution Architect at Oracle

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