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My name is Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet and this is my personal website, designed and updated by me. This is my way of staying connected both to those whom I know and with those I have not yet met who may share similar interests. In my professional life I am mostly concerned with entrepreneurship and technology. I have a strong desire to help others and foster new business relationships. I love to connect and form communities around shared ideas. Let me know how I can help you.

19 June 2015 ~ 3,665 Comments

Online Education

Below are a few online courses worth looking into:

  • Cybersecurity and its 10 Domains (Link)
  • Bioinformatic Method 1 (Link)
  • Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Health (Link)
  • Healthcare Informatics and Data Analytics (Link)
  • Contemporary Health Informatics (Link)
  • 10 Online Cloud Computing Courses (Link)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training (Link)
  • AWS labs (Link)
  • For more technical courses, visit: Uber University


02 June 2015 ~ Comments Off on Public Speaking Tips

Public Speaking Tips

Over the years I have had the privilege to give dozens of presentations and talks across the US on multiple topics. Part of my routine to prepare for a presentation is to go over a checklist of activities. The “before”, “during” and “after” lists — little reminders and tips. Hope they help you.



  • Learn from the best by watching TED and clips of successful speakers (Politicians, Pastors, News Anchors, Entrepreneurs) on YouTube. Here are a few clips I recommend watching:
  • Get ideas for your slide deck by searching through millions of slides on Slide Share. You can see a few here.
  • Watch technology summits like: Google IO and AWS Reinvent.
  • Take notes on the main topics for your talk. Use solutions like Evernote or even a simple Moleskin will do.
  • Practice. Practice. Then practice more. Ask Allen Iverson.
  • In addition to practicing by yourself or in front of a mirror, try to practice in front of a co-worker or family member.
  • Practice during a jog. Go over your key topics while on the treadmill or while hitting the weights. Another technique is to exercise, increase your heart rate and then….practice. This forces you to breathe slowly…to collect your thoughts and to focus on the talk, putting your sweating and tired muscles to the side for those 10–15 mins. Helps with the nerves when you have to present in front of people.
  • Wake up at 2AM and go to the mirror. Give your speech or talk. Try that one. :)
  • Record yourself presenting. Ask a colleague to record your next talk. You can use that to then pinpoint those tendencies and movements that may need some extra work. You can also use a GoPro to record your outward movements while you speak. A totally different perspective.
  • Force yourself to lead meetings to practice.
  • Keep up with industry best practices by reading books like:
  • Visit the location where you will be presenting the day before. Make sure to speak to the Audio/Visual person so you know what technology you are working with. Create your slides in both MS PowerPoint and PDF — you never know what version of MS PowerPoint will be available. Some places may want you to bring your own laptop. Do you have the proper connector to hook up to their equipment? Don’t forget your power charger. Clickers are helpful too, especially if you plan to walk the room.
  • Work the room before. Meet people. Remember their names. Mention them during your talk.
  • Comfortable shoes (Steve Jobs: New Balance 991 shoes at $458).
  • Setup Google Alerts to keep updated on topics for your presentation. You want to make sure you mention the latest news.
  • Have a backup plan. What if the projector dies? What if no one shows up to your talk? The show must go on, and you have to know that things happen.
  • Eat a light dinner. Light breakfast.
  • Wear clothes that give you confidence. Some people prefer black as it can make you appear thinner. Make sure to test out your clothes the day before.
  • Visit the gym a few hours before your presentation.
  • Watch the caffeine.
  • Hydrate but urinate.  Bathroom 10 minutes before.


  • If you are using the location’s clicker, make sure you know how to use it. Some use arrows, some use colors (green = forward, red = back).
  • Smooth starts help when you use: music. a joke. a question. a famous quote.
  • You can ask your audience to Tweet about your talk during the presentation. Share your Twitter username and the talk’s hashtag like: #CloudComputing or #PublicHealth.
  • Thank people as you start, during and after your talk.
  • Focus on 3 people. Not only does it allow you to keep distractions to a minimum, use their facial expressions to gauge your progress.
  • Use large numbers. Stats. Less is more.
  • Humble and confident. You are in control.
  • Don’t be afraid of using adjectives.
  • Personalize the slides with real pictures over stock images.
  • You will miss something, maybe even forget something you are supposed to say. It is OK. You are probably the only one in the room that knows your plan. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Move forward.
  • Be ready to initiate your backup plan. You never know.


  • Be available for questions.
  • Walk the room and distribute business cards.
  • Upload your slides to Slide Share. Share the Slide Share link via Social Media and embed the slides on your personal web site.
  • Watch the recording of your talk. Jot down notes on things you need to improve like too many “ummm”…”soooo”…”ok”
  • If comfortable, share the recording on YouTube and welcome comments.
  • Never too early to prep for the next one.


Additional Reading:

*One more thing. This is the man that drilled us in high school (Belen Jesuit Preparatory), putting us on the spot during class. He would call your name and ask you 5 to 10 questions. Basically a quiz in front of 30 fellow students…all alone on an island…I hated it then but I am grateful now. Father Eddie Alvarez.

21 May 2015 ~ Comments Off on 2015 APHL Annual Meeting — Cloud Computing Presentation

2015 APHL Annual Meeting — Cloud Computing Presentation


12 February 2015 ~ 9 Comments

EGL: A Day in the Life


It has been an amazing ride so far. Many things have changed over the years, and I thought it’d be interesting to share with you what my days consist of, what consumes most of my time and what tools and technology I use on a daily basis. Please feel free to share your “routine”, tips and tactics in the comment section below. Would love to know what you are up to!


Daily Routine:

  • 5:00 AM – Wake up to alarm or Eddie Jr wanting to play.
  • 6:00AM – Check personal emails and begin to read work emails. Check calendar for the day.
  • 7:00AM – Training session at Body Trac with Corey McHugh (Exercise Science guru and US Army Ranger).
  • 9:00AM – Drop off Raquel at Celebration Baptist School.
  • 9:15AM – Emails, meetings, visit client in Tallahassee.
  • 12:00PM – Lunch with Uber Operations team or with clients/business partners.
  • 1:30PM – Try to disconnect from email to work on activities that require longer periods of time.
  • 6:00PM – Head home for dinner, playtime with kids and alone-time with Jess.
  • 8:00PM – Check personal and work emails, check financials and watch NBA or ESPN in the background.
  • 10:00PM – Sleep.

* I  teach Health Informatics at FAMU in the evenings, during the Fall.
* My routine changes often and is as fluid as need be due to the ever-changing landscape of responsibilities that come along with family life, running a business, unexpected emergencies, politics, etc.



Favorite Books:



Everyday Carry(EDC)



A cool EDC web site.

Favorite Products:

Other Projects:


(I don’t know all the answers. Below are some of the people that I reach out to when expert advice is needed)

Ways to Connect:


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18 September 2014 ~ 104 Comments

Über Operations, LLC to join the Department of Computer and Information Sciences External Advisory Board at Florida A&M University

More exciting news from the Tallahassee based IT consulting company, Über Operations, LLC. After careful consideration, the Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) team at Florida A&M University has extended the invitation to the Über Operations team to join the External Advisory Board beginning this Fall 2014. In making this decision, they acknowledge Über Operations’ aptitude for fostering students’ professional development and engaging the community as a whole through service and outreach.


Über Operations’ responsibilities as a member on this board will include things like continued professional development and recruitment, contribution of their cutting edge industry knowledge to recommend curricular changes, and advocating for CIS at an executive level, within the company as well as in the Tallahassee community.

This type of responsibility is no unfamiliar task for the Über Operations team, for Managing Director, Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet has served on the Health Information Management board for several months now, and is currently teaching Health Information Management (HIM) at the FAMU HIM Masters Program as an assistant professor.

In addition to their new board member and instructor roles, Über Operations is in talks with the FAMU HIM administrators on developing a Health Information Network, virtualizing the relationships between Public Health Agencies, laboratories, clinics, hospitals, using open source integration brokers.

The CIS External Advisory Board (CEAB) will meet this month to discuss plans of action, share goals, and express ideas between community leaders. Stay tuned.

Source: https://www.uberops.com/uber-operations-llc-to-join-the-department-of-computer-and-information-sciences-external-advisory-board-at-florida-am-university/

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