Checking back in here before August concludes.

Enjoyed the eclipse with my wife and some neighbors last Monday. We had 99.9% partial coverage here–so close! We couldn’t make it to the path of totality that day but it was fun nevertheless.

As I mentioned in last month’s update, I joined the board of the local Academy of Arts and Sciences. I attended my first board meeting two weeks ago. It’s exciting to be a part of this group that brings in interesting, thoughtful speakers to talk to locals. We had a retired NASA astronomer come …

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A few small updates here to cap off July.

It’s been a pleasant summer here on the central Oregon Coast so far. Dry! Lots of sun. Good for getting work done in the yard.

Everyone is gearing up for the madness when crowds descend for the solar eclipse will next month.

I’ve been getting more involved around town. I started on the Planning Commission several months ago. I’m also getting more involved with the local government website and (starting next month) the local Arts and Sciences group that organizes interesting presentations.

Since I last checked in here …

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After a couple semesters in Georgia Tech’s OMSCS program, I returned to independent study of data science.

I recently heard about the Summer of Data Science that Renee M. P. Teate organized.

As she describes it:

The Summer of Data Science is a commitment to learn something this summer to enhance your data science skills, and to share what you learned.

How to participate in the Summer of Data Science:

1) Pick a thing or a short list of things related to data science that you want to learn more about this summer.

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