How I used Pomodoro to boost My Productivity

My semester started late this year – I made a trip to Nigeria to see my folks after an entire year. On my return, I dedicated some time to planning my goals, readjusting to life as a student and set my goals. Despite my planning, I struggled to find a daily rhythm; I was not […]

The Effective Programmer – 3 tips to maximize impact

Effectiveness, (noun) : the degree to which something is successful in producing a desired result; success. Over the years, I have tried experiments, read books and watched several talks in a bid to improve my effectiveness. After a series of burnout and recovery cycles, I finally have a 3-pronged approach that seems to serve me well. 1. […]

Reading the SICP BOOK

I have been longing to read the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) for a long time – a lot of great programmers tout it as one of the ‘books‘ to read. In May I completed JS Allonge (a somewhat challenging read but got to understand the Y-combinator Alhamdulillaah) and I felt it was a good time […]

Memories of Masdar: 2011 – 2013

I wrote a memories of Ife piece after completing my bachelors and it would be just as well to write another post about my time at Masdar. Masdar is a great school, has an international student community, extremely nice people, an awesome nearly unbeatable welfare package and a great beautiful environment. I arrived at MASDAR in […]

Taking the PAIN out of coding

Over the years, I have learnt some tricks and picked up some lessons while writing code. Most were learnt the hard way, so I decided to share a couple of tips on how to avoid development pitfalls. Meticulous Planning and Design One of the most difficult lessons I learnt in software development was not to […]

Thesis Stories Episode 2 : Adventures in Ginormous Data

What could be worse than trying to understand ginormous data? Not finding what you’re looking for in it! The original plan was to use stackoverflow data as a proxy for my data mining experiments and after battling the databeast into submission (with the aid of ‘weapons of mass data analysis‘ like Python, SQLServer and sqlite3); […]