Originally posted on April 15, 2021, on my blog.
Crypto has been trending for the past six months, but it recently has attracted the eyes of institutions and the general public with Coinbase’s recent IPO. I wanted to talk about Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and what it means to participate in yield farming. Since there aren’t as many blogs and resources teaching these things, I wanted to provide my take and what I learned from my friends in the crypto community.
Note: xBLZD and BNB will be the…
*Disclaimer: never financial advice, this is just a reflection of all the things that I’ve learnt from trading and investing.
Originally posted on March 14, 2021, on my blog.
The past three months of actively day and swing trading have taught me a lot about understanding markets. I never understood how others would come to conclusions about the market sentiment and how a stock would move. I wanted to write this to summarize the important things that I learned and want to remember — like a note to look back.
At the time of writing this (Feb. 28, 2021), these…
My experience as a fellow in the MLH Fellowship (while leading a project)
You hear all the breakthroughs with artificial intelligence (AI), whether that’s beating five other professional poker players in a game of Texas Holdem, or Waymo’s self-driving car taxi service that’s quickly coming to production, or even finding faster ways to detect breast cancer.
The field of AI is growing exponentially, with discoveries like those happening frequently. But, what’s not that frequent compared to AI, is the progress in healthcare. Recently, there’s been this new field called pharmacogenomics, which is about studying “how genes affect a person’s response to drugs”.
Just like how AI intersects with many fields, pharmacogenomics is the…
With more and more discoveries made in AI each day, the applications of AI have been expanding. Take the example of AI Dungen 2 that uses Open AI’s GPT-2 (NLP model), an open-source text adventure game that generates effectively limitless open-ended storylines.
Or take the example of self-driving cars. The research being done by companies like Uber and trying to predict the intent of drivers through signal cues, or creating more efficient algorithms to fuse the data from different sensors to provide a more robust/detailed input to the computer.
In both these cases, the machine learning model needs to be…
Being in the education system for the last 14 years has opened my eyes to different perspectives. For the most part, I’ve always wanted to be that kid who gets attention. Seeing others around me doing bigger and cooler things that I couldn’t do, just made me want to do it even more. It started off with the small things.
In grade 2, seeing high school kids have bigger backpacks and doing all this homework made me want to be in their shoes, too. Later in grade 6, seeing people on YouTube building computers made me want to build one.
Let’s face it. All of us are bad at spelling (maybe you’re the exception 🤷). Thier? Their? Definetly? Definitely?
In either case, our brains still understand that this is the word their and definitely.
Let’s try taking this example of a face.
What if I start moving the mouth to the forehead and the eyes to the chin? It might be harder to tell, but it’s still a face.
Grade six was my final year in elementary school and it was also one of the most pivotal moments. Realizing the importance and value of my time early on certainly changed my mindset.
However, I would argue that it shifted in the wrong direction.
From grade six up until now, my mindset has always been to ‘work hard’. Sure, I’d heard the phrase “work smart, not work hard”, but this never made sense to me 🤷. I had no idea what ‘working smart’ meant. It was completely subjective!
As a naive student, I continued adopting this mindset and tweaking it…
Transportation has been around for a long time. From riding horses 🐎, to the first car made in 1885, to modern cars today, transportation is a 🔑 component associated with our lifestyle.
If you look at the cars today, take a moment to think about how we got here.
To this day, the majority of transportation vehicles are operated by a human, but with machine learning advancing super fast, we might not need a driver behind the wheel.
“ There has to be a way to redirect employee’s driving ambition and to channel it more productively. There is. Create heroes in every role. Make every role, performed at excellence, a respected profession.”
- Marcus Buckingham
To have everyone “perform at excellence”, the roles have to be unique/different. As a high school student, the education system does a very bad job of making every one unique 👎🏻. Talent and interests are filtered out simply by how the education system is designed.
As someone who was very academic-oriented, I never thought I would have an opportunity to meet some of…