#politics #activism #white supremacy

Facing White Supremacy After Brexit

On April 24, 2019, I joined a panel hosted by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University in London to talk about white supremacy after Brexit and what that means for British politics going forward. I am neither British nor an expert on British politics, but I was pleased to offer a voice discussing the international ties of white supremacist organizing and the influences that has on shifting mainstream political discouse in the United Kingdom. ...

#data science #data engineering #machine learning

Data Versioning

Productionizing machine learning/AI/data science is a challenge. Not only are the outputs of machine-learning algorithms often compiled artifacts that need to be incorporated into existing production services, the languages and techniques used to develop these models are usually very different than those used in building the actual service. In this post, I want to explore how the degrees of freedom in versioning machine learning systems poses a unique challenge. I'll identify four key axes on which machine learning systems have a notion of version, along with some brief recommendations for how to simplify this a bit. ...

#personal #weekly-recap

2019 Weekly Recap: Week 4

This week was wild! I had settled in for a nice week of getting some progress done on various work, extracurricular, and life things, and instead I ended up traveling to Köln on very short notice for half of the week. I really like Köln a lot, so I was happy to go. The city reminds me of Portland in a way, and I like working from my company’s office there. Because of that trip, I once again did not accomplish as much on personal tasks as I wanted. Alas. ...

#personal #weekly-recap

2019 Weekly Recap: Week 3

The time always goes so fast. This week was exceptionally productive and yet I still feel like I didn’t check enough off of my goals. Mentally, I’ve been exhausted. But I managed to clear some major stressors off my plate this week. I finished a piece on the Proud Boys that was long overdue and I needed to get it done. I gave a presentation at work recapping my most recent project, and I finished some slides for an upcoming internal work conference. I also got major work done on First Vigil, finishing some to-dos, like adding a writeup on the Dylann Roof violent fandom. You didn’t really need that sentence. No one needed that sentence. I can’t believe I had to write it. Nevertheless, some interesting things worth sharing this week. ...