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Juan José Silveira
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I was honored to give the Commencement speech -- "Find a Better Way" -- at my alma mater, the University of Illinois, earlier today. HUGE thanks to the Class of 2016 for giving me such a warm welcome, and birthday serenade! :)

Here's the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pVAnC_-zF_E (it's a little rough due to ~30mph gusty winds!)

Full text: https://medium.com/@jhuber/find-a-better-way-19e9dde7a2fd

I'm saddened +Laura Huber couldn't be there to share the experience, but having my family there and more family (Hi Dad!) & friends watching the livestream was wonderful & loving support.

Go Illini! ‪#‎ILLINOIS2016‬

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TIL that diapers are high on the list of needs for displaced people.

Over the last few days that I've been back in my home town I watched as the Uruguay river flooded to record heights. 2,000 people are now homeless and will be spending Christmas in stadiums, gyms, schools.

Today, with my brothers and a few excellent friends, we got together to try and help the situation. It was a good way to spend Christmas Eve.
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Go you! Really nice thing to do!
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Open Source Release of TensorFlow

I'm very excited to announce the open source release of the TensorFlow machine learning library that I and many others at Google have been building.

This blog post gives an overview:
  http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/11/tensorflow-googles-latest-machine_9.html

The web site has a number of tutorials and documentation about the system:
  http://tensorflow.org

The source is on GitHub:
  https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow

You might also be interested in the whitepaper we've prepared that describes TensorFlow in more detail:
  http://tensorflow.org/whitepaper2015.pdf

We'd love to hear what people think.
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Really interesting discussion of a paper[1] in the Lancet on  the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant in the prevention of depression relapse.

The paper didn't find evidence of its hypothesis that mindfulness without maintenance antidepressants was superior to maintenance antidepressants or more cost effective, but looking at the graphs they look awfully close.

That's not enough to say they are equivalent, that would be a different kind of trial, but it suggests they could be. Looking forward to more trials on this.

Another interesting thing on the video is that +Ben Goldacre pointed out inconsistencies between the reported outcomes and the registered outcomes. This is a negative-results paper, which means they didn't use that to hack the results and get something that looked good, but it goes to show just how prevalent it is.

It's also really great to see this kind of discussions done in the open. I'm used to this kind of thing in engineering reviews at work, and its fascinating to see a similar thing in a totally different area.

Thanks +Evidence-Based Mental Health that was great to watch.

[1] http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62222-4/fulltext - Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial
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Just came back from watching Uruguay vs Fiji for #RWC2015  

It was a great match. Fiji were very strong but Los Teros played well, got two tries and were relentless, never giving up. It was fantastic to watch.

I also liked seeing how much support we got from the locals, each time Uruguay scored the stadium went wild! And it wasn't just the surprising number of Uruguayans in the crowd.

Arriba Uruguay!
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I was at that game too! 
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For the people who have been asking me what we can do about the current refugee crisis, a blog with links. Please share it around.
It's very safe here: we're in Tennessee, in a perfect little house we are borrowing from a midwife who has gone out west to her son's wedding. We are cooking, eating,  catching up on our sleep. Amanda's due in a week and her ...
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I came to the US from India 22 years ago. I was fortunate enough to gain entry to a university here, and time after time…
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Amazing engineering and a whole new level for hardcoding.
 
Fascinating story.
Instead of just supporting her husband’s career, Margaret Hamilton invented the modern concept of software.
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Increíble!!! Qué vivencia! 
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It is mind blowing to me that we have a life video feed from space publicly accessible 24x7 http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/ 
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Esa camiseta azul claramente es de Uruguay ;)

Vamos Teros!
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Today's #GoogleDoodle celebrates the +Rugby World Cup 2015 which starts today.

It's time... #RWC2015
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Vamos Uruguay!!!
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This is a talk I gave recently about how to survive in technical jobs. It's mostly aimed at women but a bunch of men have told me it was useful for them too. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_ZUMxA1b-ff9OBb08QlegK3UjURdcfnn4UebVpptcPc/edit?usp=sharing

The speaker notes have most of the content.
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Ten Things That Will Try To Make You Leave Technical JobsTen Things That Will Try To Make You Leave Technical Jobs And practical advice for fighting them. Talk originally written for NYU/Columbia Women in Computing symposium, 2015-04-17. These slides are not very useful on their own. Read the speaker notes. ⬇
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