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Josh Wills @josh_wills San Francisco, CA

Ex-statistician. I mostly tweet about saving the republic.

1,242 Following   13,586 Followers   12,168 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/29/08


@squarecog You should feel free to troll me anywhere you like. @simonfl Stop subtweeting meNebula 1.1.0 is out! New features (service mode), new platforms (linux-mips??), bugfixes (most bugs my fault, proba… https://t.co/uxSBLtZwiN
Retweeted by Josh Wills @cdubhland @develomentor I don’t know! It’s my all-time favorite talk. But maybe it’s just not as good HN bait as t… https://t.co/XyHnHWmPfC @cdubhland I talk about this briefly on an upcoming @develomentor episode, and my talk at Rev 2 covers some of the… https://t.co/LH5qWbN0gU @sarahcat21 @joelgrus @peteskomoroch In the before-fore times at el goog, features were called “keys” in SmartASS.… https://t.co/fkZxu3iPJfA belated blog post for our BERTology EMNLP paper (by Olga Kovaleva, Alexey Romanov, yours truly and @arumshisky).… https://t.co/hL4ylYOqZg
Retweeted by Josh Wills @peteskomoroch @sarahcat21 I bet we can solve this with differential privacy. Let me put together a short 300-page proof.
1/17
2020
@vboykis A tensor is just an endofunctor in the category of monoids, what's the problem? @teej_m @far33d Since I quit, I think Fareed is now the Worst Person at Slack. @far33d @teej_m https://t.co/weDqcH6hy2It's here! Video from MLConf for The Uncanny Valley of ML - Effects of Smashing ML into Human Decision Systems https://t.co/0N4PPn4MlU
Retweeted by Josh WillsThings that will bite you: 1. The old thing you haven't gotten around to replacing yet. 2. The new thing that inte… https://t.co/5VgZjZmZuX
Retweeted by Josh Wills @peteskomoroch BOO @peteskomoroch That sounds like work. Also, where the fuck are you?
1/15
2020
@rkoutnik The futons are where the real money is.Just need to line up a sponsorship deal with a mattress company.Dream job: professional podcast guest. @banksean I feel seen.Proud of @AdamBorelli for his work with @aclima to map local air quality. As CEO @davidaherzl wrote, "the most prec… https://t.co/wKSFitYPlw
Retweeted by Josh Wills @rkoutnik Jesus. That thread. @buster That is such a great paper.This Bernie Elizabeth thing reminds me that the Republicans are in federal court trying to take away healthcare fro… https://t.co/LqnHfkppP1
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1/14
2020
So, my thoughts on engineering performance management have always been a bit idiosyncratic, but Matt's tweets today… https://t.co/fHKXc95Ukc
Retweeted by Josh WillsCoda blogged https://t.co/HvMfP9CV5C
Retweeted by Josh Wills @erich_owens We would need grid-scale batteries, like this: https://t.co/eMrJiZy4pR Non-fossil fuel-based power st… https://t.co/zvc4EWsz00 @vboykis @CMastication One of your best, Vicki.
1/12
2020
Thank you to @bennstancil for producing the analysis we've all been waiting for. https://t.co/YKWln8NHKD
Retweeted by Josh WillsWriting software too: https://t.co/WwDXcvxJDZ
Retweeted by Josh Wills @vboykis this is my new homepageWord of caution to startups hiring a growth person from a larger company (e.g. Pinterest, FB, etc). Make sure you s… https://t.co/suHcyp8HJP
Retweeted by Josh Wills @kellan Same, just with monster trucks and stuffed seahorse.
1/11
2020
@banksean (Also, yes, very proud of it.) @banksean Your favorite subject is my failures?I refuse to believe @josh_wills is anything but proud of the name "slog". It's perfect. Also, it was great to hear… https://t.co/qILVWI28Dw
Retweeted by Josh Wills @esammer @skamille @gwenshap @pcalcado 👏👏👏 @outoftheverse @bennstancil @perrwa @danielmintz @slaterstich @mijuhan @DerekSteer @natekupp Mixed commas in querie… https://t.co/IJixOtXWa5Fabulous, important initiative from @cziscience: Essential Open Source Software for Science. This kind of support w… https://t.co/RpNxxW7zja
Retweeted by Josh Wills @swyx @the_prion I apologize for doing that later in the talk! ;-) @greenberg extremely same
1/10
2020
@tovbinm @dmarthal Lithium-ion? Others? @dmarthal I'm really just scratching the surface with ^^; I retweeted you so that some of the folks I've met in thi… https://t.co/rzgzS8tFMX @dmarthal This topic dominates my reading list right now; a few recommendations for your friend based on stuff I've… https://t.co/nQSq8ro82PA friend of mine recently asked me: what should they be working on (technically/scientifically, etc.) to best comba… https://t.co/amrjxn3GvP
Retweeted by Josh WillsAs someone with a similarly long history of strategic and impactful data science projects long before they were coo… https://t.co/GQ4MIEvB5J
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1/9
2020
Can you rent a room inside of the New York Historical Society? https://t.co/hij65i30go.@realDonaldTrump needs to go—period. And as soon as possible.
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1/8
2020
@patrickangeles I can’t, because I don’t work there anymore! @JaimeAlexis Wes asked me to give him power of attorney last week. TOO SOON, WES. TOO SOON. @chrisalbon DAG
1/7
2020
Reminded that John McCain's words on torture apply to current situation. "The question isn't about our enemies, its… https://t.co/Wi4BfvQwGD
Retweeted by Josh WillsLatest about bombing cultural shrines and other war crimes, threatening economic embargoes, demanding repayment for… https://t.co/EE33B0Jq8d
Retweeted by Josh WillsTHREAD: Over the past few days, I've spoken extensively with career U.S. government officials as they've worked aro… https://t.co/kjwc91j9IR
Retweeted by Josh Wills @vboykis @shunley42 what is this sorcery
1/6
2020
@kellan @geirmagnusson No, sorry. Our judges were looking for “Only when chased.” “Only when chased.”
1/3
2020
@naz_erkan @pbrane Totally agree; they are blessed with the opportunity to focus on only one intractable problem. @pbrane @naz_erkan Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Release Radar.My 2020 prediction is we'll hear more emphasis on (the need for) ML driven product design & ideation and ML policy.… https://t.co/DgE4mFLowl
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1/2
2020
Americans think math ability is innate and students can't be educated, and it breaks my heart. https://t.co/9OJGOw60uD
Retweeted by Josh Wills @skamille #tradingplacesisachristmasmovie
1/1
2019
@vboykis @chrisalbon Just add another layer to the convnet
12/31
2019
when one of my followers asks how he can make his posts longer, i respond by saying how terrible it is that people… https://t.co/Uw8WFTIfr3
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12/29
2019
2009 / 2019 https://t.co/Y0Giyqf1r6
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12/27
2019
@itunpredictable @MeganRisdal I did! @itunpredictable @MeganRisdal I would also like to hop in this canoe.So much wisdom in this thread from Shopify's co-founder/CEO. Several take-aways: - start with your priorities (fam… https://t.co/9wL76qtWSg
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12/26
2019
On talking about AI vs working on AI: "The Doers and The Clarion Callers", by @deliprao. https://t.co/Xj473nM56f
Retweeted by Josh Wills @HenryR I spent NYE the last four years frantically buying books. @djpardis I’m going to start a data cleaning project and call it Bidet. @djpardis https://t.co/K6L6Tb66Vh @chrisalbon Yep, there I am. @chrisalbon I actually am a voice actor.New post: The Twelve Truths of #MachineLearning for the Real World https://t.co/7f1VR11kyN
Retweeted by Josh Wills @chrisalbon I still don’t know why you recorded the audio book yourself. @chrisalbon Ouch. Assume this is for the flash cards book? @djpardis @chrisalbon Yeah, but in that kind of monkey’s claw/transmetropolitan-ish way that we get everything. @chrisalbon @djpardis same*glances towards the camera slowly becoming more and more skeletal*
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12/25
2019
@editingemily Literally the only reason I'm on twitter https://t.co/y3SGaKp4Kf
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12/24
2019
I'm seeing a lot of snarky economist tweeting about this paper. If you read the paper itself it's very well written… https://t.co/vtVZAvKy2D
Retweeted by Josh Willscounterfactuals, what would we do without them
Retweeted by Josh WillsThis year fuck it deploy whenever you want. https://t.co/oy4GrkPErW
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12/23
2019
@djpardis @chrisalbon @BEBischof @_inundata where is “Berkeley”So excited to receive my copy of #TheBookofGANesis It's beautiful, fun, & unique ❤️. Awesome job @glagolista! (my p… https://t.co/win60Ob8VP
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12/22
2019
@guidoiaquinti nicest thing anyone has ever said to me @jco The evidence is piling up fast @jco Or like, factory farming? @jco Okay then what about this https://t.co/ZGEZ1xPRXU @jco Really? https://t.co/NMcYgUykAf @deliprao All kinds of love to you and your Mom and Dad, Delip. @NmVAson @r39132 @simonfl decent chance I fucked this up in the indexing code.Me, to all of you https://t.co/qWcKMjUAVC
Retweeted by Josh Wills @chrisalbon When am I not subtweeting myself?https://t.co/6M6XHbP4C1Advice for picking startup ideas: - find an idea that fits the founding team's strengths - you must care enough abo… https://t.co/7GZMfWd9jL
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12/21
2019
This is a fascinating post from @WWRob about biases in natural language processing systems. https://t.co/kDYu9hqdsl
Retweeted by Josh WillsThis is a twitter thread about my recent preprint with Shruti Tople, "On the Intrinsic Privacy of Stochastic Gradie… https://t.co/hXqoSx5w9y
Retweeted by Josh WillsOn the non-universality of emotion semantics https://t.co/XwcOfLM51m
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12/20
2019
This is one of the best talks on Data Engineering that I have seen this year! It feels like Airbnb is also going th… https://t.co/Jv9GVmC7wS
Retweeted by Josh Willsmy friend (+ former boss) @gsingers interviewed me about career paths in IR, AI, and RecSys, and it came out this w… https://t.co/4NW7c60kvU
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12/19
2019

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