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Ex block.one consultant (and formerly ML infrastructure engineer in retail at Amazon) Jackson Kelley has been nominated for a 2020 Noonie for contributions to the sticky subject of politics here on Hacker Noon. Scroll on for a a summary of what Jackson's been doing and thinking lately, including a new YouTube series, and which of his controversial opinions most people would definitely disagree with.
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I'm a software engineer at Amazon currently working on data privacy in Alexa. I also used to be an independent consultant for block.one, the creators of EOSIO. Prior to switching to Alexa I worked on ML infrastructure in the retail side of Amazon.
Lately I've been putting out weekly YouTube episodes in a series called Console. So far on Console I've covered everything from Linux tooling and compilers to Rust and Bloom Filters.
I also used to teach a blockchain development course on Udemy specific to EOSIO development.
I think there are going to be some very interesting breakthroughs in WebAssembly and AR/VR very near in the future. However, frankly, I know much less than I should about either of these things.
I know it's cliche, but I'm also hoping fully autonomous vehicles happen in my life time.
Also, my next project at work :D.
I've been very fortunate insofar as the pandemic has not affected me.
I'd start a non-profit to teach inmates how to program in an attempt to reduce recidivism rates.
Luxury is immoral.
Workflowy, Hackernews, and Pong Paging ;)
How to bootstrap businesses, how to lead other engineers, and how to create engaging content and build a high-quality personal brand.
I'm also taking the MIT SICP course from 1985 to learn Lisp.
After that I'll take the latest distributed systems course from MIT.
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