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…