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Data Chaos Monkeys

I entered my first dev job given simple instructions: use my scientific background to improve a classification model. The problem focused on location data - turning phone signals into consumer behavior. Ours was a 4-member team in a 75-person engineering department: a couple software engineers, a systems engineer, and myself as a cross-over data scientist....

Galvanize Bio

Galvanize artcle about me from a year ago I remember doing this, but I never saw the article until today. The headline is pretty out-there, but I appreciate the bio nonetheless....

Smaker

Smaker Workflow Helper Motivation My second project at Factual involved re-evaluating our team’s workflow automation software. The existing system used Drake to run our pre-processing, training and evalutation scripts. Drake introduces many pain-points in the process of writing and maintaining workflows, but I was more concerned with the lack of certain features that I considered important for our use cases:...

Teach Yourself CS Pt1

I have been using Teach Yourself CS as a self-study reference from the makers of the Lambda School. The page transparently summarizes its goals and intended users (i.e. bootcamp grads), and it has been extremely helpful suggesting a general framework for studying....

Graph Think with WAVE

I spent some time working with graph recurrent neural networks at WashU. One of the key motivations of the project was to design a system that played to a graph’s strengths, rather reusing models designed for different applications. As a lab engineer, I did not own any of the science, so I did not spend the bulk of my time trying to understand the literature or design careful experiements....

Pytorch, Production ML & WASM

Pytorch released version 1.0 in May, the “production ready pytorch”. “Married to Caffe2” and true production-readiness are still ideals on the horizon rather than present realities. Still, the idealogical shift points at a larger universal goal shared by the builders and users of ML infrastructure....