Ellen Friedman

Profile Updated: December 13, 2021
Ellen Friedman
Residing In: Los Altos, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Ted Dunning
Occupation: Technologist, speaker, author
Children: none
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Life takes you to some unexpected places and experience. My training is in scientific research in biochemistry and molecular biology, my hobby is painting, but my current profession is strategic content communication for big data computing in Silicon Valley in California where I'm Principal Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in San Jose. I speak at international conferences in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, New York and Vancouver and write technical books for O'Reilly Media (AI & Analytics in Production, Machine Learning Logistics, Practical Machine Learning).

My husband (Dr. Ted Dunning) is a computer scientist, statistician and inventor, so we collaborate on some projects. I'm a committer on two open source Apache software projects.

I've retired from the Board of Directors for a US charity that supports scholarships and research at the University of Sheffield (England).

For fun, since 2019 I've started teaching myself to paint in watercolors, getting helpful comments from artists in Canada, England, Netherlands & Belgium, all via Twitter. Back in 2015, I published a collection of magic-themed cartoons on Amazon called "A Rabbit Under the Hat" with my co-cartoonist Jim Whiting.

I'm on Twitter as @Ellen_Friedman. Drop me a comment!

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Dec 13, 2021 at 8:46 PM

Hello classmates! I've started a hobby the last couple of years: trying to teach myself to paint with transparent watercolors. I'm still working, so painting only happens in little moments of time. Such fun!

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Dec 13, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Mark Rodgers was a wonderful, talented person, fun and fun-loving, generous to share his good humor with others. What good fortune to have known him.

A few times I had the great pleasure of seeing him on a business trips to NYC, once to have lunch with him and our classmate Tina Johnson, another time to have dinner with Mark, his partner Eddy Littlefield, Tina and my husband, Ted Dunning. Mark was such a grand story teller, entertaining us all and taking us from laughter to serious moments and back to laughter again.

My heart goes out to Eddy, to Mark's family and all of you who were his friends. He will be missed so very much. The world has lost a lovely man.

- Ellen

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Happy Birthday Barbara! Hope it's the start of a good year for you. Ellen

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