“El Cayeye no es un plato samario sino cienaguero” — Dice mi Abuela, cienaguera de nacimiento pero samaria de corazón.

Cuenta mi abuela, que antes de ser popularizado por Carlos Vives, este era un plato “de las clases populares”, generalmente hecho con los bananos verdes (conocidos como guineos el area de Santa Marta y Cienaga) que eran demasiado pequeños para exportar o vender. Esos mismos generalmente se regalaban y eran consumidos inmediatamente en modo “Guineo apachangao con queso”, nombre original del re-bautizado Cayeye.

La preparación es sencilla, como explica mi abuela antes de irse al trabajo:

Cayeye!

Toma los guineos (bananos/cambur)…


A finales de 1990 por razones personales debí mudarme al lugar de residencia de mi padre, un remoto pueblo del departamento de Sucre. El pueblo, homónimo del departamento para aumentar la confusión, se encuentra en la sub región de la Mojana, lo que era antes el sur del departamento del Estado Soberano de Bolivar. La región está compuesta por los municipios de Sucre, Majagual y Guaranda. Dado que solamente viví en el primero, será este el cual extraiga los vocablos y palabras usados. …


The good and the bad of Burda Media’s hackday

Burda Hackday III

Last weekend I participated in the Burda Media hackathon. The Hackathon/Hackday topic was “the future of finance”. I have to admit that I had always wanted to go to a Hackathon and try out my programming-cool-things-under-pressure skills. But since my arrival in Germany I did not have the chance or it was not my priority.

I am not familiar with Fintech at all, so I thought it was also a good opportunity to learn a bit more about the topic. I contacted the (in)famous Karim Jedda and during…


UPDATE: Code and data can be found in a Github repository.

TL;DR

Famous Colombian entrepreneur Alexander Torrenegra through his company Bunny Inc recently released the results from a Survey about the salaries of Colombian Software Developers. The data although interesting is messy. To get extra juice from this data, I use Open Refine to clean it up and cluster similar answers. Based on the cleaned data I do a bit of data exploration.

Intro

Famous Colombian entrepreneur Alexander Torrenegra recently released the results from a Survey about the salaries of Colombian Software Developers. …

Miguel Cabrera

Data Juggler at @TrustYou. NLP/IR/Machine Learning — Tinkerer and Cumbiambero Sincero. Organizer of Munich DataGeeks. http://mfcabrera.com

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