Talks

OpenAPS & DIY Diabetes

OpenAPS & DIY Diabetes

My journey to using an open-source artifical pancreas, a survey of recent DIY developments, and a standing ovation-inducing call to action for the diabetes industry. (Slides)
June 2016 | DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange
Three Years of Logging My Inbox Count

Three Years of Logging My Inbox Count

The number of emails in my inbox correlates very well with my stress level. After passively tracking this for three years, I explore what my inbox count and other data say about how I've controlled (and been controlled by) this stream of angst. (Slides)
June 2015 | Quantified Self 2015 Global Conference
An Experiment in Synthesizing My Pile of Data

An Experiment in Synthesizing My Pile of Data

I built a database to store personal data from various data sources, such as RunKeeper, Fitbit, and Google Spreadsheets. I describe how I built the system, how I used it to track my running and knee pain, and how the data empowered me to solve my pain issues. (Slides)
May 2013 | Quantified Self San Francisco Meetup
How to Learn How to Learn Chinese

How to Learn How to Learn Chinese

Based on my experience studying Chinese for 4.5 years, I discuss some interesting linguistic features of Mandarin and give a brain dump of approaches to learning it more effectively. I also cover some psychological aspects of second language acquisition and general techniques for mastering any new skill. Despite my lack of public speaking skill at the time, this is my favorite talk I've ever given. (Slides)
February 2013 | Yelp Engineering Learning Group