004: Transitioning from academia to data science

Since I made the leap from academia to data science, I’ve become something of an evangelist for this career option — it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Over the past year, I’ve had many conversations with graduate students and postdocs who wanted to know more about…

003: Building a podcast recommendation algorithm

I’ve been listening to podcasts for a few years now — the usual suspects, This American Life and Serial got me started — but The Political Gabfest was my gateway drug. I soon discovered that one hour a week wasn’t nearly enough. I needed to find more podcasts to fill out my playlist. But then I ran…

002: Debate Watcher

In the past year or so, I’ve become a little bit obsessed with politics. So naturally, I’ve been following the 2016 election since the first official candidate, Ted Cruz, threw his hat into the ring back in March (my how time flies). Although we’re still a long way off…

001: Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer is a wonderfully campy movie about the last day of a fictional summer camp. When it was first released in 2001, it was a complete flop at the box office. But in the intervening years, it has amassed a cult following. Capitalizing on this, Netflix reunited…