I was inspired to create a personal website by entrepreneur Jason Roberts. In How to Increase Your Luck Surface Area, he writes:
If there's one thing I've discovered in recent years it's this. The amount of serendipity that will occur in your life, your Luck Surface Area, is directly proportional to the degree to which you do something you're passionate about combined with the total number of people to whom this is effectively communicated.
Something I imagine like:
These are the passions I like to do things with:
- Data analytics
- Data tracking
- Public Policy
When I first created the site, my reason for wanting to increase my luck surface area was to find a job where I could apply these passions. And wouldn't you know, the most perfect opportunity came along: I am now working part time for the LA city open data team while I freelance and pursue personal projects on the side.
I'll communicate things I'm working on through my blog and social network, and you can find our team blog here: DataLA. I'd love to connect!