Hi! I'm Alex.

I like politics, maps, charts, stats, and airplanes.




Ponder is a lightweight Pinterest/Pocket clone for saving interesting stuff online. I built it for myself, and my inbox is much happier now. Ponder runs on Ruby/Rails. Fork it here.


Tower of Babble? Predicting (in)action by the UN Security Council

Tower of Babble? was my final project for General Assembly (DC)'s Data Science class. Using natural language processing and machine learning, I examined ~1,200 UN Security Council meeting records and corresponding resolutions, demonstrating, among other things, how UNspeak reflects collective restraint in times of crisis. Code, text files, etc live here.

For more, please see my Github.