opinion

Experiences in Fine-Tuning LLMs: Time + Power = Potato?

Embarking on the journey to fine-tune large language models (LLMs) can often feel like setting sail into uncharted waters, armed with hope and a map of best practices. Yet, despite meticulous planning and execution, the quest for improved performance doesn’t always lead to the treasure trove of success one might anticipate. And I know you … Read More

Developing A Coding Test for Data Engineering

Hiring good candidates is difficult. After nearly 40 years in this business, and interviewing hundreds of candidates, I’m not going to claim that I have the answer. Just some ideas.

Electron, not a walk in the park

Recently, a project I worked on was considering using Electron as a fallback technology for an initial Progressive Web Application. At the time, the assumption was that since Electron uses Chromium, a browser, it should allow application developers to not only use the features of a PWA but also gain native access to technologies, such … Read More

The look forward – one consultant’s view on tech trends in 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, here are some of the technologies, patterns and strategies I'm watching for 2023. This list is from my perspective, I'm sure if you poll others here at Chariot they'd have their own. The Big Serverless Push Watching the re:Invent keynote last month, you'd be hard pressed to miss Werner … Read More

Using Cloud Deployments To Mitigate Log4Shell and Similar Vulnerabilities

It’s been a week since CVE-2021-44228, a remote code execution vulnerability in Log4J 2.x, hit the world. Hopefully by now everybody reading this has updated their Java deployments with the latest Log4J libraries. But no doubt there’s another vulnerability, in some popular framework or library, just waiting to make its presence known. This post is about Cloud features that act to minimize the blast radius of such vulnerabilities.

Another Perspective on Remote Work

At Chariot, we know that having flexibility for our consultants in terms of where they work is good for our business and our clients.