A piece of my mind
For years 202x: Trends
March 30th, 2021

1. Social Closening People will choose to be closer to each other, physically and digitally. We need Social Closening  Though stigma is changing, mental health is still in crisis – in June 2020 40% of US Adults struggled with mental health. Not only are healthcare workers on the front lines of today’s mental and physical […]

Fundraising with Growth Mindset
July 15th, 2017

The Goal My goal with this proposal is to generate awareness for growth mindset principles and raise recurring funds for Khan Academy. Although one of these goals would be more than enough to solve on its own, I thought this could be a fun experiment. I can’t remember exactly what sparked this idea, but I […]

Scaling the Apprenticeship Model
June 17th, 2017

Recently, I was thinking about the future of the educational textbook industry. Currently, school districts and students (usually of the college variety) purchase the 19th edition of Algebra 1, whose most recent update was changing a few images and adding 7 pages worth of “editors”. This model is not sustainable for much longer as other […]

Google Calendar Feature
May 4th, 2017

Problem Like most people in tech, I use Google Calendar a ton. A feature I and others commonly use is “other calendars” found on the left of the main calendar view. Google Calendar’s “Other calendars” feature With this functionality,  I can add multiple calendars (people, resources or events), each with a different color, to see […]

Live and Direct (Almost)
April 15th, 2017

Introduction I work on Market St. in San Francisco. It’s like the Broadway of NYC or the Congress Ave of Austin (I used to live in NYC and Austin). On my walks home from work I would see these similar-looking advertisements on bus stops, billboards and even buses, but I never fully understood what was […]

The Whys
March 11th, 2017

I’m constantly reminded that writing/blogging is good for the Silicon Valley soul, but I wanted to justify it before I dove in. Think of this as the manifesto for my writing. Hopefully this can keep me accountable to writing more too. Yeah, let’s go with that. I plan to clearly distinguish claims to help myself […]