Distributed Authentication With JSON Web Tokens

One of the hardest problems to tackle when dealing with service oriented architecture is managing authentication and authorization across the various systems. This is particularly troublesome when the initial application architecture is a monolith, as integrating an OAuth provider at a late stage of development can be a significant effort. …

Reflections on the 2015 Open Data Science Conference in Boston

Over the weekend of May 30th and 31st, 2015 I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Open Data Science Conference in Boston. This is a conference dedicated to promoting the use and open exchange of ideas around the use of open source software and open data for our analytics …