Sebastian Good
President

A detour from history and physics degrees at Rice University led Sebastian to the world of computer science, and he hasn’t looked back since. As President of Expero, his focus is on finding the world class people and client ideas that make Expero tick.

After internships at his school (writing compilers) and Microsoft (writing stochastic testing applications), his first job was in technical sales at 1990s powerhouse Trilogy Software. The job was described as “building demos” but that wasn’t the hard part: It was figuring out the customer’s industry, offering and problems! A well-executed demo only starts by showing technical merit; it must also spark a discussion and create true understanding amongst the members of the technical and business staff. Sebastian still enjoys the high of a breakthrough demo every time it happens.

You can’t stay current on technology unless you’re shipping real code, so Sebastian turned back to building things for customers, founding custom software development company Palladium Consulting in 2001. In addition to building the company every year, Sebastian built interactive slippy web maps for scientific computing when MapQuest was still state of the art, big databases for projects that had only known files, and distributed system architectures to scale workstation applications to the cloud. In 2016 he executed a merger with long-time UX partner Expero, forming today's full-stack product development company.

Outside of work, you’ll usually find Sebastian on a plane exploring some place interesting with his family, visiting friends, or trying to find some bumps to ski down.

Talks:

Graph Database Internals, presented at Graph Day 2016

ISPC: Vector Processing without a GPU presented at a client’s closed developer conference in 2015.

Using Domain-Driven Design to unify HPC simulations and interactive web applications, 2013.

The Google Era: What it Means to Program When the Speed of Light is Too Slow, 2013.

Blog Posts
Ryan Brady
Reinforcement Learning in Supply Chain Logistics: Bush Pilots in the Outback
Supply ChainDeep Learning
Chris Pounds
ONLINE SEMINAR: Escape your On-Premise Prison and Decrease Costs
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Graph Day 2016
Architecture & DevGraph
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Do You Need a Graph Database? (Online Seminar)
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Graph Database Evaluations
Architecture & DevGraph
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Graph Database Evaluations
Architecture & DevGraph
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What’s New in Titan?
Architecture & DevGraph
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Josh Perryman to present at GraphDay Austin!
Architecture & DevGraph
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Amazon’s Elastic File System: Kicking the Tires
Architecture & Dev
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Debugging dlopen with rpath and ldd
Architecture & Dev
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This One Simple Trick For Easier And Faster Domain Objects!
Architecture & Dev
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Outside the (Enterprise) Prison Walls
Architecture & Dev
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Bad Test Driven Development
Architecture & Dev
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Custom Lifestyles for Castle Windsor (Part 2)
Architecture & Dev
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What Good is an IOC, Anyway? (Part 1)
Architecture & Dev
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Little Performance Explorations: ISPC
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Little Performance Explorations: Julia
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Little Performance Explorations: C++
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Little Performance Explorations: F#
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Tiny Julia, F#, and C++ Explorations
Architecture & Dev
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Bind to the Abstraction, not the Infrastructure
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Reactive Synchronized UI Components
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ZooKeeper Usage 5: C# IObservable
Architecture & Dev
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ZooKeeper Usage 4: .NET API and Tasks
Architecture & Dev
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ZooKeeper Usage 3: Where is the ZooKeeper?
Architecture & Dev
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ZooKeeper Usage 2: Observable<ZooKeeper>
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ZooKeeper Usage 1: Ephemeral Nodes
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Your App Is Slow: Measure Early, Measure Often
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Undocumented Languages: Configuration Files
Architecture & Dev
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Your App Is Slow: That Darn Demo Dataset
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Your App is Slow: Speed Is a Feature
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Command Objects or Interfaces?
Architecture & Dev
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Your App Is Slow: Boiling the Frog
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It's a Map You're Missing
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Where Do Unit Conversions Go?
Architecture & Dev
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High-Performance Chemistry
Architecture & DevHPC
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Testing When the Network Is Down
Architecture & Dev
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Can you hide the units?
Architecture & Dev
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When confronted with a problem...
Architecture & Dev