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Riza Suminto

My personal homepage and blog.

Apache Impala Committership

Invitation accepted!

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Thank you Apache Impala community for this committer invitation. I’m truly humbled and honored by this recognition. I hope this can pave the way for many more Indonesian contributors to the open-source software communities.

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I’ve been keeping a journal for a couple of months now. I want to make it a habit to hone my writing skill. Taking notes of what happened on my day. I love my terminal and I’ve been used to take notes in plain text using either vim or emacs. So when I heard about jrnl, I decided to give it a try.

Reaching That Finish Line

Celebrating 533rd Convocation Ceremony of UChicago

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Today is the day of the 533rd Convocation Ceremony of University of Chicago. And with the pandemic happening across the world, yes, this event is held virtually, like many other graduation ceremonies. It is, however, still feel special to me. Because this is the day when I should have walked to the stage, hooded by my advisor, and ceremonially inducted as a full-fledged Ph.D.

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I am a Software Engineer at Cloudera, working on the Impala query engine for Hadoop. I completed a Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of Chicago ...