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Josh Wills @josh_wills San Francisco, CA

Ex-statistician. Black lives matter.

1,307 Following   14,121 Followers   13,377 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/29/08


.@ASlavitt on what we need and when we're likely to get it: Joe Biden is the national reset we need on #COVID19, bu… https://t.co/B6i56j2XmK
Retweeted by Josh Wills @beaucronin Bigly.I really think we need a president who knows we are having a global pandemic.
Retweeted by Josh WillsHey data science folks, if you want to use your data powers for good, come work with me @flatironhealth . We are h… https://t.co/EAhj1nJYo7
Retweeted by Josh WillsWe long to return to normal, but **normal led to this**. To avert the future pandemics we know are coming, we MUST… https://t.co/8USJKFf10j
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8/4
2020
I can't stop thinking about this. https://t.co/6NVPuOGU5T
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8/3
2020
COVID Update August 2: If someone told you, you could save somebody’s life, your answer would be what do I have to do?
Retweeted by Josh WillsNow more than ever, we need a president who believes in science.
Retweeted by Josh Wills @mfernest @esammer https://t.co/5eGv0LfIn6 https://t.co/Zbwml8Hzl3If you care about inclusiveness in math/statistics, follow @kareem_carr. He had a delightful thread about abstract… https://t.co/ZJA3iUWWMT
Retweeted by Josh WillsThe president tweeting "Make America Great Again," after nearly four years in office, is an incredible self-own.
Retweeted by Josh Wills @bryanduxbury @esammer Oh wow I want in on this canoe @esteban @hcoyote @skamille @esammer Let’s wrap the whole thing in Go and re-invent Kubernetes? *ducks* @skamille @esammer https://t.co/rCRJnzL97s @esammer I don't think things are that dire; happy to hop on a Zoom next week and talk you down from the cliff if I… https://t.co/9TJ0hpDFak @J_ @esammer BAD INFLUENCE @petesoder @esammer You're a bad influence pete @esammer https://t.co/0rvqR8QNXH @esammer Eric-- I'm worried about you. You're talking like someone who is going to start a company. Call me? We can get through this.
8/2
2020
For a strong dose of optimism, turn to @youyanggu He's the best US pandemic modeler out there. And he projects we… https://t.co/N19X0buIHy
Retweeted by Josh WillsWe wrote a Behind the Paper blog about our @nature paper: Learning from the Wuhan COVID19 Data on the Fly. Thank… https://t.co/LME09AgExI
Retweeted by Josh WillsState of the union by a top infectious disease epidemiologist. Great thread. https://t.co/eHi1S3N0dI
Retweeted by Josh WillsWhy do we have more deaths? https://t.co/sA4mJ6GqvC
Retweeted by Josh Wills1/ Covid (@UCSF) Chronicles, Day 136 San Francisco is experiencing a surge, so it might seem odd to focus on what… https://t.co/Trt7Mz1NfM
Retweeted by Josh WillsPresident Trump announces to reporters on Air Force One that he’s banning TikTok.
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8/1
2020
@joelgrus @cdubhland @seanjtaylor @mat_kelcey @deliprao I spent 20 years writing code and now I would like to spend 20 years deleting code.I haven't followed the what's and why's of rapid, cheap, and in home COVID-19 testing but after watching this UCSF… https://t.co/eZdPT929Zd
Retweeted by Josh WillsAnother grim milestone - 150,000 lives lost. It's profoundly sad to me that the bigger the numbers get, the further… https://t.co/26pOKGmipa
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7/31
2020
📢 our paper on the costs of uncoordinated #COVID19 policies across US states and counties is now published in… https://t.co/ti67XgRe38
Retweeted by Josh Wills @chrisalbon And now that you know how it's done...don't do it. @chrisalbon TL;DR
7/30
2020
Last night I wrote a long thread that we shouldn’t listen to random people tell us which drugs work & which don’t.… https://t.co/2SiW5r6wrk
Retweeted by Josh WillsA: Should I hire a data scientist? Me: No. There aren't that many good ones and I need all of them.
Retweeted by Josh WillsThe time to move to rapid #SARSCoV2 testing is long overdue. It's about switching from diagnosing *infections* to… https://t.co/nn9RYsf2Ie
Retweeted by Josh WillsThe US will likely surpass 150,000 reported deaths today. There's a decent chance that deaths will peak this week.… https://t.co/9hMeMZkVBX
Retweeted by Josh Wills"Using AI to replace a tickbox, but in a way that hurts people" is like 90% of new ML startups tbh https://t.co/KRrWBtvXKB
Retweeted by Josh WillsTrump 2016: Things are bad, vote for me so I can fix them Trump 2020: Things are even worse, vote for me or else t… https://t.co/UcpIlU6iYc
Retweeted by Josh WillsTHINK LIKE AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST: The chart below is tests per 1000 people. Relative to other countries, the United Sta… https://t.co/uwefgFp8lC
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7/29
2020
@esteban Did they ask you how they can be helpful?I put an entire 1991 Macintosh Quadra with Mac OS 8.1 into an Electron app, together with a bunch of apps and games… https://t.co/QhrGBX8Rho
Retweeted by Josh WillsI just dropped an AirPod into Wes' Lego bin and I seriously doubt that I'm going to ever find it again.Hello, world! https://t.co/U01haWQWZm
Retweeted by Josh WillsQuickest way to burn out? Being in a job you deeply care about but had no autonomy to bring about change.
Retweeted by Josh WillsWill be good talk today @ 2pm (pst). Free. Join us! https://t.co/rYs7KIjfcg
Retweeted by Josh Wills @criccomini Humans, amirite?Yep. See also: https://t.co/uqQWQtwyTC https://t.co/Kzzq5PFyUT
Retweeted by Josh Wills @criccomini So, so important. I see folks screw this up all the time and the pain and suffering it causes kills me. @allafarce I would love this.
7/28
2020
Masks May Reduce Viral Dose, Some Experts Say https://t.co/ELktPj1SiW There should be a dose-response relationship… https://t.co/Afnn40lptR
Retweeted by Josh WillsWe need to give everyone $2,000 a month until this crisis is over.
Retweeted by Josh WillsEarly still but signs are hopeful there will be #Covid19 vaccines. But the evidence so far suggests the vaccines ma… https://t.co/UNXjHohbW5
Retweeted by Josh WillsAll code is a liability. https://t.co/qX87Gv7jqw
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7/27
2020
This debate is over. Finally. Aerosol transmission is real. Has been happening. We’ve been yelling from the rooft… https://t.co/TF3kBofTxo
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7/26
2020
Never in American history has a party so fully deserved to be laid to ruin. There is nothing redeemable in the cur… https://t.co/q05DRJSFgQ
Retweeted by Josh WillsWith the end of the $600 unemployment boost, we will see an astronomical increase in SNAP applications nationwide.… https://t.co/BbvwIsxAcY
Retweeted by Josh Wills.@USPS says you should give mail in ballots at least 14 days round trip. No guarantees. So if you plan to vote by… https://t.co/EVFmT1DdzF
Retweeted by Josh Wills @CMastication @seanjtaylor @fdaapproved Thanks! It’s my favorite talk, but since it’s long as fuck and not about ML, no one had seen it.If you're a data scientist who works with not-so-technical stakeholders, how do you think about getting them to lis… https://t.co/1Lp56oVgVE
Retweeted by Josh Wills7,100 people just died from COVID in a single day. We can’t really be numb to that, can we?
Retweeted by Josh Wills @seanjtaylor This has been true on a global level ever since the pandemic started- the average citizen is exposed t… https://t.co/VnqBgpg17Q @fdaapproved @seanjtaylor More serious answer is longer; roughly minutes 22-26 of this talk: https://t.co/nAyaN4u8cl @seanjtaylor I convince them I'm a witchThis is the only time I have ever seen Chris get the better of Vicki in one of these threads, which means I need to… https://t.co/pouTf2FHej @peteskomoroch @joe_hellerstein @Rasa_HQ @benbrown @Microsoft I'm with Joe here Pete- this stuff is hard. I've gone… https://t.co/aUpXPb63mU
7/25
2020
Nice piece by Aidin Vaziri (@MusicSF) in @sfchronicle, on why there's grounds for some optimism re: Covid, particul… https://t.co/SkDuJAtSaw
Retweeted by Josh WillsSince the bar for AI newsletters is this low, I am starting one with the help of a few friends! Subscribe here and… https://t.co/EppFtQmnsF
Retweeted by Josh Wills @Liquidata1 @chrisalbon @vboykis @devbusch https://t.co/yuQxwyWXJZ @chrisalbon @dpatil is it though? @chrisalbon @dpatil When we weren't fighting COVID-19, we were dunking on Chris. https://t.co/DefyoCYG1i @fulhack @benthompson Looking forward to the next iteration in 2025! @fulhack @benthompson Not their first attempt! https://t.co/wWW1BdAJWgTwenty. Six. Days. 26 days have passed & the Commander in Chief *still* hasn't publicly condemned Putin for repor… https://t.co/HYeObZCPZA
Retweeted by Josh Wills @notmatt I see you, MattSolidarity https://t.co/wpq3eqLwv9
Retweeted by Josh Wills @esteban I’m just glad it wasn’t cake.Today, we’re going to play a game I’m calling “IT’S JUST A LINEAR MODEL” (IJALM). It works like this: I name a mod… https://t.co/3lLTBXWs1I
Retweeted by Josh WillsWherein I interview @complicatedbull about customer-focused data science https://t.co/UQhZyDdg0b
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7/24
2020
Today marks my final opportunity in the near future to remind everyone that Jacksonville's slogan is "It's Easier Here."
Retweeted by Josh WillsBREAKING: Trump announces cancellation of in person GOP convention. A big win for America.
Retweeted by Josh WillsTesting. Money. Schools. Workers. Science.
Retweeted by Josh WillsYou know what’s “extreme”? Begging for your life while a cop murders you by kneeling on your fucking throat for eig… https://t.co/6cqHsJSy5w
Retweeted by Josh WillsFDR: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." JFK: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do… https://t.co/9jyoW8jtfZ
Retweeted by Josh WillsIt’s fascinating how when it comes to stepping on the civil and constitutional rights of black and brown people, al… https://t.co/JDqU0DRQyh
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7/23
2020
This winter’s flu season is going to be really interesting. Then again, flu is never dull. https://t.co/9aUP7JKYd9
Retweeted by Josh WillsLike a slow-motion trainwreck where the conductor can see clear ahead and has time to talk in detail about just *ho… https://t.co/5Bsacd3IT5
Retweeted by Josh WillsI was looking for something like this in a while. applied-ml contains a nice collection of use cases and reports o… https://t.co/uclVUn7AUE
Retweeted by Josh WillsIt's been 130 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered by police in her own home. After they shot her, they left her… https://t.co/NJuozqmlpO
Retweeted by Josh Willsmoms https://t.co/qIXWXQMP24
Retweeted by Josh WillsWorking with distributed systems in a nutshell: hashing, caching, and handling crashing.
Retweeted by Josh Wills*slices through GPT-8 to reveal it is cake*
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7/22
2020
It seems trivial but in terms of unqualified corrupt intent, this makes Teapot Dome look like a minor miscommunicat… https://t.co/40T1kqX6FT
Retweeted by Josh Wills1) There is a lot of talk about decaying antibodies. I would like to walk you through a few findings about antibodi… https://t.co/aDYa6xXmap
Retweeted by Josh WillsInteresting post by @ianmiell on the rise of dev advocates. I've been really interested in this phenomenon but have… https://t.co/HavYL8wfFr
Retweeted by Josh WillsToday will go down as the day I got drawn into an epic Twitter battle between a Microsoft employee and a "cheese" c… https://t.co/vzw8er7nVD
Retweeted by Josh WillsNo jokes right now. I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder and I’m so… https://t.co/Cllds7Xu8g
Retweeted by Josh Wills51 years ago today we landed on the moon. Now we can't produce enough swabs and lab equipment to test people quickl… https://t.co/UaKT30S5TV
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7/21
2020
What should be the 3 biggest stories in America today? 1. There is an illegal, federally created secret police det… https://t.co/H18bnNWfIP
Retweeted by Josh WillsAuthoritarians, climate change, and pandemics have this in common: if you wait to see if things will get intolerabl… https://t.co/6vEamqmOtt
Retweeted by Josh WillsHumans of AI: Virtual beings dreamed up by @Rosebud_AI and their stories by GPT3. Dm's are open if you want to co… https://t.co/ZwGJRu7tE3
Retweeted by Josh Wills @brextonpham I’m over 40, pretty sure I’m not allowed on tik tok.
7/20
2020

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