I've served on the local school council (LSC) at Pilsen Academy for the last 4 years. I joke that I ran so I could drink bad coffee and practice my Spanish once a month. Really though, there was a city-wide push to get people involved in their schools and neighborhoods. I ran to get more… Continue reading Too much democracy in CPS – HB4777
When my brother told me that his family trip to Vegas just so happened to coincide with the commencement of March Madness, I laughed. Then he asked me to do my data science thing for his bracket selection and I sighed… and said that I’d give it a shot. I don’t get into college sports.… Continue reading Simulating March Madness in R
As usual, my long absence from writing has run concurrently with life being busy. Since my last post, PERRO has had three lead water filter distributions and is preparing for a fourth. I've been promoted to Executive Architect at IBM. The gut rehab of my new home has provided a constant source of excitement, entertainment,… Continue reading NASA Frontier Development Lab
On this election day, when you decide between an insane trust-fund baby and a candidate that has proven themselves most adept at trading their public service for personal wealth, let us remember St. George: The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice … you don’t. You… Continue reading On this Election Day
The last time the Cubs won the World Series the year was 1908. The last time the Cubs won the World Series they played at West Side Park "bounded by Taylor, Wood, Polk and Lincoln (now Wolcott) Streets". The original rooftop seating was on Taylor Street! My alma mater, UIC, now stands here. You could see Pilsen's St. Procopius church all… Continue reading The Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series
Wikipedia defines the digital divide as: ... an economic and social inequality with regard to access to, use of, or impact of information and communication technologies. This post is about how that digital divide plays out in tech employment. The term "underrepresented minorities" is most often used when talking about the disproportionate lack of Latinos… Continue reading The Globalization of the Digital Divide
I was reelected to another 2-year term on the Pilsen Academy Local School Council! For the second consecutive election I received the most votes, tied with my running-mate Dolores Cortes! Thank you to all those who came out to vote and congratulations to all those who will be serving with us. It's taken all summer to… Continue reading Re-elected to the LSC!