Sharon Machlis has been an online content pioneer since before the World Wide Web, having programmed and set up "one of the earliest online transmissions of news from a newspaper to its readers" in 1987 (see Wikipedia entry Fred the Computer ). She coded her first Web site in November of 1995, before many major companies had a Web presence, and has programmed her own sites in Perl, PHP and Ruby on Rails.
Sharon joined Computerworld in 1997 as a writer covering security, government technology and e-commerce before becoming online news editor and then online managing editor. She helped lead Computerworld's transition from a print-centered to Web-focused editorial team.
During her tenure as online managing editor, Computerworld.com has won almost every major editorial online award in the trade press, including ASBPE best Web site, MIN best of the Web and the Jesse Neal Award for best Web site.
She was previously a senior editor at Design News, where she won a Jesse Neal certificate of merit for a 10-page cover feature on engineering in the Soviet Union, as well as a Cahners gold medal of excellence for best technical feature.
She began her career as a reporter, technology columnist and business editor at the Middlesex News, a daily newspaper in Framingham, Mass. Sharon holds an Extra-class ham radio license and was honored by the Association of Radio Amateurs of Bosnia & Herzegovina "for extraordinary contribution to transmitting of humanitarian messages of the citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina" during the 1992-95 war. You can follow Sharon on Twitter @sharon000 .
Apparently not everyone learned their lesson from the 'IE users are dumb' hoax.
Yes there's such a thing as too much data -- especially when it comes to my Inbox.
It'd sure help the rest of us if all who opine about standardized test results first had a basic understanding of statistics.
Where does your birthday rank in popularity among other Americans? This interactive data visualization shows you.
If you think getting it right from day one is always what matters, you probably haven't been following technology too closely.
After years of chortling at those who could get worked up enough to launch flame wars like Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux or iOS vs. Android, I seem to be engaged in one of my own. All I wanted was some data....
There are a number of ways to visualize your data online, but I don't know too many that also offer serious stat tools like regression and ANOVA -- plus an API.
MicroStrategy takes on Tableau Public with new free desktop analytics software.