Monday, May 25, 2015


For the first time in a month I stayed home this weekend and did nothing. Where nothing means grading finals and 51 miles and 12,000 feet of vertical gain, a bunch of it off-trail on Mt. Tam.

Also, I got a research fellowship from the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. Starting in the fall I'll be half time at BITSS and half time at BIDS (confusing, I know). I spent Thursday and Friday at a BIDS conference on reproducibility that was pretty interesting, and people were super nice, and they're all better programmers than me, so it'll be interesting see what I can bring to the table as a social scientist. Importantly, it looks like I'll be good to stay in Berkeley for two more years.


  1. Congrats on the job position! What is the tower of doom guarding in the photos?

  2. Thanks! The summit of Mt. Tamalpais, the major peak in Marin County.