Projects

This is a collection of the personal projects I’ve built. Most recently I’ve been interested in twitter bots and machine learning.
Twitter Bots
Gender Diversity in Movies (Aug. 2017)
bar chart of gender breakdown
On a movie’s release date this bot posts a bar chart of the cast member breakdown by gender. People can also request a specific movie by @-ing the bot with the title.
Wojbomb Predictor (July 2017)
Adrian Wojnarowski is a prominent basketball reporter known for breaking news. This bot uses Woj’s past tweets to generate a model that can predict the popularity of any of news he breaks, useful for only being updated on the truly important stuff.
Generated San Francisco Neighborhoods (June 2017)
map of labelling a fake sf neighborhood
Realtors will sometimes rename less-desirable neighborhoods (such as KoNo for Koreatown Northgate) in order to attract more buyers. This bot generates a portmanteau’d new neighborhood in San Francisco and then maps its location.
Websites
Abhivyakti (March 2018)
two women talking to each other
I designed and built the website for Abhivyakti, a Los Angeles-based Marathi theater group. The site is a JAMstack application built in Vue with Contentful as the content repository.
Valerie Law (Feb. 2018)
a woman standing in a greenhouse
I designed and built Valerie’s personal website, including setting up the domain and deployment pipeline.
Other Technology
Movie Diversity CLI (Apr. 2018)
a bar chart made up of emojis
I built a command-line tool that outputs the breakdown by gender of a given movie’s cast.
“Don’t Call Me Iggy” Reddit Bot (Apr. 2018)
Fans sometimes call Andre Iguodala “Iggy”, a name he doesn’t really care for. This bot reminds posters on Reddit that they should try to pick an alternative nickname.
SMS-Based Grocery List (Oct. 2017)
text conversation with the bot
I used Twilio and Firebase to create a grocery list application. My roommates and I can all text a phone number and work off of the same editable list.
Cartography
Emoji Map (Sept. 2016)
a gridmap of emojis of the bay area
We use mental maps everyday, guiding our journey across space. Locations are not just physical but also emotional. I mapped the Bay Area, condensing the vibrancy and diversity of the city into emoji form.
Travel Paths of CFB Teams (Jan. 2017)
a map of flight paths of cfb teams
While they don't always literally fly, the flight paths college football teams make a beautiful spiderweb over the country.
California Students Stay Close to Home (Dec. 2013)
a choropleth of california counties
With the exception of UCLA and UC Berkeley, the home county of each University of California campus sent the majority of its UC-attending students there; students tend to stay near home.
Data Visualization
Examining Your Data (Feb. 2017)
a scatterplot with a trend line
Sometimes your dataset can have hidden patterns. That’s one of the reasons why exploratory data visualization and analysis is necessary.
The Sieve of Eratosthenes (July 2016)
a grid of numbers, some highlighted
One way to find primes numbers is by using an algorithm called the Sieve of Eratosthenes. It was difficult for me to understand at first, so I built this to hopefully make it easier for others.
/r/NBA Survey (June 2017)
a heatmap
I visualized correlations for the 2017 /r/NBA fan survey.
NBA Margin of Victory (Feb. 2017)
a bar chart of the margins of victory for the gsw
The Golden State Warriors hadn’t just been winning, they had been winning by huge margins.
Photography
Iceland (Oct. 2017)
a rift in iceland
This is a blog post about my visit to Iceland, an amazingly beautiful country. I wrote a helper shell script that allowed me to convert Markdown to HTML, resize photos, and deploy all in one go.
Phono del Sol (July 2016)
a woman singing with a guitar
I took photos for the Berkeley B-Side, a Berkeley-based music publication, for Phono del Sol, an annual music festival held in San Francisco.
Instagram (ongoing)
sf downtown buildings