Hello and welcome to the first (or zeroth?) issue of Weakly Informative!
I’ve always tried to constantly do some technical reading: whether that’s keeping up
with papers, looking over some tutorials or studying a textbook. However, I now want to
develop the habit of writing about what I read, since it helps me think about and
critique my reading, instead of just passively absorbing information. Hence this
It’s written by me, George Ho. I’m an applied researcher at Point72 Asset Management and
a core contributor to the PyMC project. You can reach
me through Twitter or
This newsletter will be for shorter-form (and only roughly polished) thoughts and
responses to my technical reading. For longer-form and more polished pieces of writing,
check out my website.
In terms of topics, it’ll be whatever I’m reading or learning, and what I think about
them. I don’t want to box it too much, but I’d expect newsletters on statistical
modelling, Bayesian inference, Python development and other data-adjacent fields and
As for programming, you can expect a newsletter once every two weeks (a.k.a.
fortnightly), on Thursday afternoons Eastern time.
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Hope you enjoy!