An origin story of Tencent and Chinese internet companies

Source: Fast Company

Delighting customers through banking data feeds

  1. Customers demand robust integrations with their existing workforce productivity tools.
  2. Brex’s channel partners like accounting apps can provide a better customer experience by directly accessing customers’ transactions and statement data, at their permission.

  1. Metrics should be easy to understand. They should be simple, intuitive and easily measurable. It’s better to not have a…

Comparing the state of programmable money to “mainstream” financial services


A well-savored book :)

Economic Models for Payment Systems

The Network Business (i.e. Mastercard, Visa)

  • Handles transaction switching among banks participating in network
  • Net settlement…





Reading notes

Nothing positive ever comes from a currency war.

Takeaways from my first job out of college

Sunny evening in Apple Park

Notes from Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2019 Lesson 7 (Part 1)


  1. Specify the path of the image data
  2. Load in the data
# convert mode specified is for black/whiteLoad in the data
il = ImageList.from_folder(path, convert_mode='L')

Notes from Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2019 Lesson 6 (Part 1)


  • Dropout: remove activations at random during training in order to regularize the model
  • Data augmentation: modify model inputs during training in order to effectively increase data size
  • Batch normalization: adjust the parameterization of a model in order to make the loss surface smoother.


Julia Wu

Engineering at Brex, prev. Apple, MSFT, Brown CS + Econ. More at

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