Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.03.18

Monday (2019.03.18) DANCE: A free dance clas with Sol Dance Center LINK ART/EDUCATION: Experimental ethics in art LINK TECH: Ugly robots, imperfect AI, and smart machines: the good, the bad, and the naive @ Microsoft LINK Tuesday (2019.03.19) ART/SOCIAL: Night at the galleries of Chelsea with ArtsClub. ArtsClub makes another appearance on the list because I think the idea is cool. Basically a group of people that like art that come together and go see art. [Read More]

Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.03.11

Monday (2019.03.11) nothingtoseehere Tuesday (2019.03.12) nothingtoseehere Wednesday (2019.03.13) ART/MUSIC: Opera 101 with the Met Opera Guild and ArtsClub. I haven’t been to an ArtsClub event yet, but it seems like a pretty cool group. LINK TECH: A/B Testing and master serverless API with JAMStack NYC LINK TECH: Istio Mesh - managing container deployments at scale @ Oracle LINK Thursday (2019.03.14) ART/TECH: School for Poetic Computation’s spring session kick-off. Talks on the intersection of art and technology. [Read More]

Release notes: February 2019

February highlights from The Hamniverse Alongside the typical foci, I’m trying to be a little bit better at sharing my progress towards my goals. My hope is that this keeps my internal process a bit more transparent (people usually flip their shit when I show them how I organize things which, to me, means that I didn’t do a good enough job publicizing it) and that it’ll log this progress for posterity/provide motivation to actually finish shit. [Read More]

Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.03.04

Monday (2019.03.04) I was being lazy =( Tuesday (2019.03.05) I was being lazy =( Wednesday (2019.03.06) Spring/Break art show opens ($18, 1100-1900 March 6-11) I went to Armory instead last year but heard Spring/Break was super good. Worth a shot and a bunch of days to fit your availabilities. Location: Times Square Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190451404499915/ Workshop: manage kubernetes traffic with Istio (FREE, 1830-2100) There will be food Location: FiDi Link: https://www. [Read More]

Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.02.25

Monday (2019.02.25) MoMA member afterhours (FREE w/ membership, $5 if you know a member (like mua), 1830-2030) MoMA is typically super crowded whenever you want to go so this is a good opportunity to see stuff without the crowds. Location: Midtown Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/477982836064195/?event_time_id=477982842730861 Tuesday (2019.02.26) CorePower Yoga in Bryant Park (FREE, 0800-0900) I’ve been doing yoga and it’s kinda dope so I think everyone should try it out. Free yoga is hard to come by so if you can get up this early, will save you a good $25 [Read More]

Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.02.18

Monday (2019.02.18) Nothing =( Tuesday (2019.02.19) Intelligent Design: Fashion + AI (Free, 1930-2230) A discussion on the intersection of fashion and AI, with a focus on current trends into the near future. Run by NYC Salon ‘a speaker series that aims to be “TED with friends”’. Location: Williamsburg Hotel Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intelligent-design-fashion-ai-nyc-salon-90-tickets-56287688993 Reposted from https://joylist.nyc/ No lights, no lycra ($5, 2030-2130) “A weekly dance jam in the dark, for the pure joy of dancing! [Read More]

One month of daily meditation: more balance, more accomplishments, and more arguments

Today(ish) (as of time of writing, I #schedule posts) marks one month since the beginning of 2019 and, for me, one month of daily meditation. At the beginning of every unitOfTime, I sit down to set goals for myself (I follow a loose OKR methodology). This year, one of my goals was to “be your best ham”, which to me meant an increased focus on what was important to me and following through on those values. [Read More]

Why I split the bill on dates

The processes/rules of dating have come up as a topic of discussion quite frequently in the past month or so, so today I wanted to sit down and explore an implicit policy I’ve held for a while now but never took the time to flesh out and share. That policy is always* splitting the bill on dates. *Obviously there are exceptions to every rule, but I believe the norm is more important than the exception and that one should always lead with pragmatism so I won’t explore these edge cases further. [Read More]
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Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.02.04

Monday (2019.02.04) Feast3: February Seems to be a ~monthly series of assorted performance-art pieces. $12 for entry and on St. Marks so pretty accessible. Got no expectations here so if you’re free from 1900-2100 and have a few bucks laying around, could make for an interesting night. Price: $12 Location: St. Marks (East Village) Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/233520657579358/ Backroom speakeasy mondays No cover, live music, in a speakeasy. Pretty good way to spend a Monday. [Read More]

2019.01 Release Notes

January has been a good, productive month. I’ve been relatively faithful to my resolutions and made some real progress in directions that matter to me. As such, most of my updates this month come from #self but expect more in other foci in the future. Self The most notable happening this month has been my exploration of meditation and yoga. On the recommendation of several friends, I decided to try my hand at both via a free trial from Headspace and ClassPass respectively (yes, that’s an affiliate link and yes I’d like you to click it so I get free stuff). [Read More]