3 Projects for Teaching Numerical Linear Algebra

In a recent conversation, I realized that I had forgotten to post some of numerical linear algebra (NLA) projects that I had created in graduate school. These projects, along with a few others that I have already published in this blog, can help us appreciate the theories and applications of NLA.

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Animation and Predictable Data Loading in Ember

At EmberConf 2019, I had the chance to meet and learn from many Ember developers around the globe. I’m excited about Ember Octane, a new edition built with developer productivity and app performance in mind. It’s in beta and readying for release. I think there’s no better time to learn and use Ember.

This tutorial covers how to load complex data in a predictable manner and how to add animation to liven up your site. A hearty thanks goes to Sam Selikoff and Ryan Toronto, whose teaching at the conference I’m heavily basing mine on. They had taken time to build a polished demo app; I was inspired to follow their footsteps.

tl;dr. Use Ember Animated and Ember Data Storefront today!

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Nearley.js: When Regex Isn’t Enough

In the past 2 weeks, I tasked myself with helping users create and visualize LDAP filters. An LDAP filter allows users to make a search in a powerful manner, and can take any of these forms:

LDAP filters can take various forms.
LDAP filters can take various forms.

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Our New Pathways App

In December 2016, my club, Central Austin Toastmasters, achieved something that very few clubs in the world get to do. We built our own website, centralaustin.org, so that our members have the right tools to succeed in Toastmasters.

Central Austin Toastmasters is one of the few clubs in the world that has its own website.
Central Austin Toastmasters built its own website so that its members have the right tools to succeed.

Thanks to our website, we are stronger than ever in our 27-year club history.

Here are the awesome members of Central Austin Toastmasters!
Meet Central Austin Toastmasters!

We have 40 awesome members, each dedicated to improve their public speaking and leadership skills.

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We have won 12 awards in the past two years.

As of November 2018, Central Austin Toastmasters stands at #2 out of 186 clubs in Austin and San Antonio.
As of November 2018, Central Austin Toastmasters stands at #2 out of 186 clubs in Austin and San Antonio.

And we currently stand at #2 out of 186 clubs in Austin and San Antonio. This is truly one of the best places you can be for Toastmasters.

We are not going to stop here, though, because there is always room for us to grow. Today, I present to you a club project that will help us evolve in 2019 and 2020: a new Pathways app that I call, Toastmasters Education Tracker (*name subject to change). Let me explain why we need this app, how we are going to make it, and how you can help.

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Recaps from EmberCamp & JSCamp 2018

Over the weekend, I got to visit Chicago and learn technical and leadership skills from various developers. I will highlight 6 talks that were spectacular. (A special thanks to Trek Glowacki for being a great emcee!)

All talks from EmberCamp will be posted online (note to self: provide links here), so I hope you will check them out.

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