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United Nations Award

United Nations Award

Throughout the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Millennium Campaign had the pleasure of hosting the Peoples’ Voices Challenge Award Ceremony at the We the Peoples Hub. The Peoples’ Voices Challenge Awards is a celebration of the work of the hundreds of partners at the United Nations who gave voice to those who don’t often get a say in global conversations.

Data visualization is not normally the first thing you would think of when talking about empowering marginalized communities, but Popily is not your average data analytics firm. ...

TEDx Talk: Diversity of Thought

Phew! And here it is. 3000 people, I was nervous - but it unfolded perfectly! Thank you to Mike Pacchione, Allen Harding, David Rae, Vince LaVechhia, and all those friends and family members who helped me make this happen. 


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Reminder - Go Jump in The Sea!

Reminder - Go Jump in The Sea!

It has been heart-breakingly too long since I've long-boarded - almost 4 years now since my regular morning meditation in the sea.

One Simple Fact - Steve Jobs' Vision of the World

Steve Jobs tells us about a discovery he made that changed the way he looked at the world.


  • Music: Keith Kenniff - Clemency

  • Narration: Steve Jobs with thoughts on life and failure

  • Inspiration: Max Schlickenmeyer - The Most Astounding Fact (Neil deGrasse Tyson, HD)

As surely as night turns into day, I will always venture into the unfamiliar and return with true treasure.

Partially Derivative

Partially Derivative

Partially Derivative is a podcast about data science in the world around us. Episodes are a mix of explorations into the techniques used in data science and discussions with the field's leading experts. The podcast is a personal project hosted by Jonathon, Vidya, and Chris -- three experts in data science. / @partiallyd


Jonathon Morgan: Software architect, data scientist, White House data science advisor, Brookings Institution author on counter-terrorism. @jonathonmorgan

Vidya Spandana: Engineer, co-founder, Presidential Innovation Fellow (Open Data) for President Obama. @vid_spandana

Chris Albon: PhD., data scientist, political scientist, published author, recognized leader in data science community. @chrisalbon

As Presidential Innovation Fellow: 2013 Keynote Panel

2013 Keynote Panel: The American Council for Technology & Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)