Building a Multi-Tenant Music Collector’s Database

Ok, I’ve gotten deep into collecting music again, after just doing the *streaming* thing for a decade plus. In this deep dive back into music and playing, composing, collecting, reactions, reviews, live shows, and related worlds coming together I’ve found it might be interesting to put together a multi-tenant database to start collecting all my effort’s collateral data together. This, is the beginning of that journey.

I’ve got some tunes cranked as I’m all set to dive deep into this, let’s get it done!

Music has always been a significant part of my life. From the melodies that accompany my daily routines to the anthems of my most memorable moments, it’s been a constant. As my collection grew, I realized I needed a better way to organize it. That’s when I stumbled upon the concept of multi-tenancy databases and decided to give it a shot with PostgreSQL. Here’s my experience.

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Art, JavaScript, and Machine Learning with Amy Cheng at ML4ALL 2018

One talk that opened my mind to new ideas about where, how, and when to use machine learning was Amy Cheng’s @am3thyst talk on Machine Learning, Art, and JavaScript. I introduced her last year in my previous post, and am linking the talk below. Give it a watch, it’s worth the listen!

ML4ALL 2019 is on. CFP is still open, a little longer. It’s closing on the 18th. In addition we’ve got tickets available for early birds, but those will be gone soon too so pick one up while you can, it’s only a $200.00 bucks. You’ll basically be getting a ticket to conference that’ll be 10x the value of one of these big corporate conferences for $200 bucks, in the awesome city of Portland, and I can promise you it’ll be a conference you’ll get more out of then you currently think you will! Join us, it’s going to be a great time!

Goals for 2011 (AKA, New Years Resolutions)

In 2010 I made a few goals.

  1. Do more than one speaking engagement and attend a couple conferences.
  2. Look for new opportunities to get back into a truly strong development team as a team member, leader, or director of the
  3. Get involved in user groups and expand my presence in the software industry.
  4. Figure out which way I want to push forward into the year related to occupation, interests, and other facets.

Those were my goals.  I’ve accomplished every one in excess.  So what should I line up for this year?  The grand year of 2011?  Well this is what I’m thinking so far.  As before, I’ll just see how far I can get…

  1. Somehow, in some way, get the tech more closely intertwined with my music.  In other words, I need to get some things recorded ASAP this year.  I’ve spent the better part of a decade completely avoiding this for absolutely ZERO good reasons.
  2. Work to get more conferences, more meetups, and organizations going in the Seattle area that actually have good presence in the social media & community space.
  3. Learn Ruby on Rails to the degree that I could be a fully productive team member, lead, director, or CTO of a company using Ruby on Rails Technology.
  4. Continue to provide whatever type of teaching, mentoring, leadership, or other involvement in the cloud computing space.
  5. Finish my book I’m writing on the Windows Azure Platform.

That’s what I’ve got so far.  I might have to add some to that list.  But for now, that looks solid enough.  🙂   Cheers, and happy new year!