Writer Profile

Thomas LaRock

After a decade of being a production database administrator I jumped into the role of Technical Evangelism, and I am currently a Head Geek for SolarWinds. My mission as a Head Geek is to give IT and data professionals longer weekends. Being a Head Geek allows me to work directly with customers to help solve questions regarding database performance tuning and virtualization for a variety of platforms including, but not limited to, SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. I also solicit feedback from customers and industry experts and use that information to help our team create better products. My research and experience helped to create the initial versions of IgniteVM, now known as Database Performance Analyzer with the VM option, an industry recognized leading database performance monitoring tool. Head Geeks are also responsible for content creation. The variety of content includes blog posts, webinars, videos, conference presentations, magazine articles, whitepapers, and books. This content helps with product positioning and overall strategy. The combination of research, content creation, and professional experience allows Head Geeks to be recognized as thought leaders for their industry.

My Twitter Feed

General life ProTip(tm): Asking for any kind of assistance (personal, professional, whatever) is not a mark of failure. We all need it from time to time. Don't be a martyr and suffer thinking it makes you look weak if you reach out to people.

Data wrangling and transformation still remains the key to performant machine learning models.

An excellent primer on data wrangling using pandas / python

My Articles

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.