About this blog

Eight Portions is a blog about various applications of data science. It seeks to take a data-driven approach to answering key questions about topics such as public administration, finance and technology using open-source software and public data.

I’ll be using this blog as an opportunity to learn new technical things and to learn new things about the world. Please feel free to leave feedback, and don’t hesitate to suggest new topics – my contact information can be found at the bottom of the page.

Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,
     for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

— Ecclesiastes 11:2

About the author

I am a data scientist currently working in the insurance industry. I solve complex, real-world problems by exploring data, building machine learning models, and developing software. I currently live and work in New York City, and am a native Californian. My personal website can be found here.