Calculating the ages of giant bears!

In the spirit of job interview preparation, I've been deriving and implementing a few popular machine learning algorithms in my spare time. Of course no machine learning demo is complete…


DIY Search & Rec Engine

Here's a tutorial video I prepared for some students on building search and recommendation platforms for web companies using an open source stack. Github Repository…


Throwback Data Science - Hold Em Forge

An old video explaining our implementation of poker AI and some concepts from game theory from Hold Em Forge, my first startup. That's my midwestern twang on the microphone. …


HearthStone: the super-fun frontier for card game AI

Blizzard's latest title, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft , is pretty entertaining. For the game theorist's out there, it's also a stochastic game with imperfect information of complexity similar to online poker---which…


GitSET - One Big Rush!

Back in May 2013, I stepped away from running a profitable recruiting startup with my amazing cofounder Adam Sherwin. We had an incredible adventure runing the company and here's part…


RSI / Tendonitis Advice for Programmers

Having experienced fairly serious RSI ---and pulling off an excellent recovery---I get asked for advice on it occasionally. Here’s what worked for me—your results may vary. Seek medical…


3 things financial statistics taught me about data science

As someone who has worked as a statistician in a multinational financial institution and a data scientist at new-fangled tech companies, it’s been fascinating to compare the best practices…