Ali Syed

A seasoned Executive and startup junkie with Multiple years of experience in Software Engineering, Project Management, Startup engineering, Data/Information Security, Risk Management, and IT Strategy. Big Data Awesomist. InfoSec Scientist. RIsk Ninja. Skynet.
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nHack 2014 - How to plan & execute a Hackathon

By Ali Syed

It started off as one of those "hey, wouldn't this be cool?" ideas, & now in 2015 we are planning 2 ‘nHacks’ (Hackathon). nHacks are at the heart of Nomis Solutions bottom-up innovation. We dedicate 24 hours to work on a new product, feature, or idea. Nomistas (our employees) don’t have to code to join a team. It’s all about just being there learning/supporting/hacking/tinkering/breaking/building/having fun, together and in person.

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Adding a GUI to an 'ubuntu server' install

By Ali Syed

Ubuntu Server is designed without UI for specific server use. It utilizes Long Term Support (LTS), that means that OS installs are not as frequently needed as other Servers might need with a 5 year life cycle. The server editions comes with packages needed for an ubuntu server, and nothing extra (UI). Ubuntu server simply does not come with a graphical user interface (GUI), period. It runs on command line. But GUI can be installed at any point after the installation completes.

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TDD - Test Driven Development

By Ali Syed

You may or may not have heard of the term Test Driven Development. It is a term used to describe a development practice in which unit tests that are used to prove that software works as designed are written before the actual code is developed. This practice is more than just an industry buzz word, it can mean the difference between a good product and an exceptional quality product.

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Easy way to SSH into a linux AWS Instance

By Ali Syed

I often find people who are just starting with AWS having a hard time trying SSH into an Instance (linux), when using Macs.

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