• How to know when your field of study is exploding

    Simply put: it’s when new papers show up on the arxiv every week claiming:

    Published March 20, 2016

  • Neural artistic style: Trials and tribulations

    If you haven’t seen it yet, the algorithm A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style is pretty cool. In essence, it allows you to transform a picture and a painting into a picture that looks as though it was painted by that painter. For example:

    Published February 22, 2016

  • Storing timeseries data in Postgres on AWS RDS

    “Big Data” these days usually means “time series.” There are only two relevant attributes of time series data: like Stregga Nona’s pasta, it tends to grow without bound, while simultaneously becoming less useful as time passes.

    Published December 10, 2015

  • Civicon: A Hackathon for Civic Change

    It’s here, the 2015 civic hackathon happening in beautiful Greensboro, November 6th thru 8th. Get your tickets now!

    Published September 30, 2015

  • Announcing CodeCamp for Kids

    If you have or know of a middle or high school student who would like to play around with some electronic components (Arduinos) while learning to program, then please tell them about CodeCamp for Kids.

    Published September 5, 2015

  • Discovering food deserts

    Greensboro, North Carolina, has a problem with food availability. Namely, there are large portions of the city where the nearest source of fresh food is several miles away. Unsurprisingly, these often tend to be the poorer parts of the city where not everyone has ready access to a car.

    Published June 20, 2015

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