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A Spicy Project

Writing blog posts just about technical topics and speaking events is stressful, mainly because those topics tend to carry a lot of baggage. Because of this, It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the events I’ve been speaking at. The two mitigating factors are 1) I’ve stepped down my…

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On Mentorship

It’s never been more simultaneously easy and difficult to find career advice. If you follow, for example, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, or Forbes on any social media channel, you know that there are thousands upon thousands of articles that claim to have the right answer when it comes to changing…

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Together 2012: 7 Days of Art, Music, and Technology

As Daytime Coordinator, I’ve dedicated the past 6 months of my life to Together Boston, New England’s largest Art, Music, and Technology festival. I was able to have a huge impact on the festival experience, and with the help from the steering committee, promo team, and various volunteers, we’ve paved the…

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Music Geek for Hire

My current position at the MIT Humans and Automation Lab is as fulfilling a job can be, without having the presence of media technology that I crave. I have learned and accomplished more in this position than anywhere else, but unfortunately once the project I am on ends next fall,…

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TI EZ430 Chronos Reviewed

In designing the Toscanini interface, I used the Texas Instrument EZ430 Chronos development kit to record accelerometer information. The watch is simply an enclosure for the CC430 system, complete with a 3-accelerometer array in XYZ configuration, pressure sensor, and temperature sensor. For an extra $50, they’ll throw in an extra…

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