Technology leadership at different stages of a growing company, a closer look at COVID-19 antibodies, and three bags for cryptocurrency trading
A newsletter about this week's podcast, rapid antibody tests, and crypto trading.
The history of the Internet & cybersecurity, and a closer look at rapid antibody tests for COVID-19
In this newsletter I talk about (1) the Ventures podcast episode this week with Sol Cates and Tony Sager, and (2) the rapid antibody tests that my colleagues and I recently took.
Cybersecurity, Rapid Antigen Tests, Learning to Code, the Enneagram, and Meta-Level New Year’s Resolutions :: with Sol Cates
In this episode of Ventures, Sol Cates (https://twitter.com/solcates, cloud and cybersecurity expert at Thales) and I discuss advice for founders regarding technical infrastructure security. We also have a bit of a Random Show at the end of the year here as we discuss ways to combat COVID-19, provide technical founder training, practice self-discovery with the Enneagram, and think about New Year’s Resolutions.
A primer on viruses, antigens, antibodies, contagiousness, vaccines, and COVID-19 testing
Like millions of households around the world right now, my family and I recently caught a virus. Trillions of the little buggers invaded at least my sons (9 & 14 years old) while my wife and I - along with our 12-yr old daughter - wondered if we were all getting COVID-19. Our tests came back negative, but during the 70 hours we waited for results, we spent a lot of time researching immunology and discussing what to do.
Taking back the Internet, more promising vaccine data, luciferase, and an idea about opt-in discussions on Satchel
In this newsletter I discuss my podcast episode this week with Andy Cronk, Moderna's vaccine, an interesting laboratory technique, and a better signal-to-noice UX that I'm thinking about and could help refining.
An inside look at COVID-19 care responses and innovation efforts within University of Washington Medicine :: an ask for those learning to code :: and a followup post on Reddit in /r/Entrepreneur
I sat down last week with a few folks from UW Medicine and learned about their amazing response to COVID-19. Being on the front-lines of the pandemic in the USA, it is extremely admirable how they organized themselves, formed an innovation group, and opened sourced their efforts to help healthcare communities around the world.
New podcast episode on the founding story of Kickstarter & empowering creatives :: Plus, how to think like a (good) epidemiologist
It was fascinating to hear the founding story of Kickstarter and discuss with Charles and Wilson how to best support founders in this COVID-19 era, especially those inventing, creating, and selling tangible goods. Also, let's talk about Bayesian inference machines.
COVID-19 Science Logbook (Jan-May, 2020)
This logbook is where I recorded my notes on COVID-19 from January 2020 through May 2020. For future posts on COVID-19 and/or SARS-CoV-2, follow my “COVID-19” topic on my subscribe page.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Understanding the epidemiology, biochemistry, and cognitive biases regarding the spread of — and our reaction to — SARS-CoV-2
With so much misinformation out there and understandable concern regarding this disease (COVID-19), and the virus that causes it (SARS-CoV-2), the goal of this article is to help provide a scientific foundation to better process information and decide how to act. I’ll introduce the basics of epidemiology, how epidemiologists around the world are considering and responding to COVID-19, what SARS-CoV-2 is exactly and how it spreads, the status of vaccines and antiviral drug developments, and what cognitive biases are at play as we individually and collectively react to this global pandemic.