Author: Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you’ve been looking for!
Look no further for expertise in:
Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.


After I finished evaluating the Storm Events Database from NOAA, I was convinced we needed to look for machine recorded events. When you start poking around the NOAA site looking for radar data, you’ll find a lot of information about how they record this data in binary block format.  Within this data, you’ll find measurements…

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Early on in my new role I was asked to find out how risky it was to offer hail insurance for a given property.  If you haven’t worked with insurance before here’s the basics.  You’re placing a bet that says I’m betting something bad is going to happen.  The insurer is betting that it won’t…

Read More Data Science Project 1: Predicting Hail Damages