Kicking off a Blog

Hi everyone!

I’ve been meaning to set up a blog for a while, and I finally sat down and took a few minutes to put it up. Much more difficult that the technical side of it is the content or “product” side. What will my new blog’s name be? What will it be about? How often will I post?

I decided not to let these questions get in the way of actually getting started. But I do in fact have some ideas based on my interests and level of knowledge. So, I listed some topics on my side bar to give me some ideas:

  1. Data Science: I’ve been doing this for about 4 years now at Foursquare, and I’ve spoken at conferences and meetups. Perhaps I can write some posts that explain how machine learning works to a general audience and how it’s integrated into all the applications that we use every day.
  2. Recommendation Systems: This is also what I do at Foursquare! Also software engineering, product design, NLP, etc.
  3. Technology innovation and projections: I like to take a look at the landscape of products being released and proposals being made by entrepreneurs and try to understand where opportunities for change could be, as well as try to predict how our daily lives will be different in the future.
  4. New York City: I live here! And if you read my twitter feed, you’ll see that I have a lot to say about it. What are all the different neighborhoods to explore? What about all these high rises going up in my Fort Greene neighborhood? I even took a few shots at the Mayor’s Uber proposal.

Now, I’m a little concerned that people interested in this topic may be less interested in the tech stuff and vice versa, which could confuse my blog audience. But I won’t have to worry about that unless I actually GET an audience.

So that’s kicking it off. I imported my old Tumblr posts earlier today. I still need to work on design. Any more ideas and  tips are welcome!!

Now hopefully if you come back in a year this post will be at least a few pages down.