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Bill B.


Minneapolis, MN

Member since:

March 23, 2012


Are you an Investor or an Entrepreneur? What has your experience been like in either capacity? Are you a hack (content creator, writer, photographer, videographer, etc.), a hacker (engineer, developer, designer, etc.) or both?

3/4 hacker, 1/4 hack. Through my education, work experience, and personal blog, I've done a fair bit of writing, plus the research and critical analysis that goes with it. My ideal job would involve some level of writing, to share ideas or news. But I'm mainly interested in how data and computation can guide research and help to tell a story. In the past I've studied AI, database design, and regression analysis. I have experience with a number of programming langauges: Java, PHP, C/C++, Python, Perl. Now I want to gain experience with big data, and see how it can be applied to journalistic and government service activities.

Are you a looking for a co-founder or wanting to become a co-founder? How much time would you be willing/able to devote to the project? Are you looking for partners to collaborate on projects, and if so, what?

I'd like to collaborate on projects that related to the use of data or semantic analysis, as a way to gain experience and contribute at the same time. A friend and I also have a project, FriendlyToS, that we hope to develop to scrape and monitor changes to website Terms of Service, and eventually analyze these documents for trends and relationships with other sources of information. I'd encourage anybody who is interested in collaborating on this project to send me a message.

Are you an Advisor or a Mentor? If so, what industries do you serve or want to work with? Are you looking for mentorship or advisement? If so, in what area or industry?

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What is the name of your startup or your company? When did it start or how long have you been there?

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How should someone contact you? Do you prefer to be contacted through Meetup or do you have an email address or phone number to share or an URL to a website form?

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I'm a recent grad of the Humphrey School's Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program. Before that, I earned a Computer Science degree, and now I'm looking for a way to combine the two for some civic/democratic innovation.

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