Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
An interesting area to be understandably excited about. A bit unrealistic for a mostly unenlightened species dominated by a sociopath god called Money who has no remorse whatsoever. Data to feed these learning machines becomes more important than the algorithms.
Site Reliability / Continuous Integration
The layers of site reliability is quite exciting to me ever since containerization started dominating. Ansible with containers on virtual private servers is what I use but there are a plethora platform as a service (PaaS) like Heroku.
Cross Platform Mobile Frameworks
Peer-to-peer for the web. No more central servers dictating uptime. More security features. Would be useful to have your website live on after you pass. View on github.
The Linux namespace additions to the kernel have proved very useful in a pseudo virtual machine like environment that trades the security of a virtual hardware layer for speed. Breeding *containerization* solutions like Docker, LXC, and Kata Containers (hybrid).
A penetration testing technique that turns out to be amazing at finding software bugs. Notably, AFL, a project from a google employee with an impressive trophy case.
This promises to be a modern, ruby-like, easy to use web framework that delivers the scalability and stability of the erlang virtual machine.
A nice solution for managing encryption and keys. Has a auto-encrypt file system and a chat client.
This is an outstanding and very powerful book. World renowned Jungian psychoanalyst James Hollis is a great author without too much excess. Often read it to my cat to help clarify topics.
I love Roman history. The book is a great mix of King Arthur fiction and Roman non-fiction. Written with an honourable style in a rite of passage epic.
An amazing book on consciousness and your purpose. Formalizes subjects mentioned in Eckhart's first book the Power of Now. My goto read on public transit as the presence of his writing cuts through so much noise.
Found this book to be very useful, good example problems and content. Use just for your own enjoyment of solving if your not interviewing.
A standard book with good advice and reminders in here, if your interested in being more professional.
An ancient Chinese text that loosely means "The Way" however the nature of "Tao" is that it is unknown and cannot be translated. The Stephen Mitchell translation is recommended for westerners.
An interesting story, recommended by a few sources to me. Popular in the old school UNIX and tech circles with the concept of reality as an illusion for learning and enjoyment.
If you were confused about Rx or RxJava, this book does a great job of a practical explanation. Its still in early access as of 12/20/17.