Hi there!

I’m Alex Gude, a data scientist with a passion for plots and algorithms, as well as cycling and photography. I got my start in the tech industry at Insight Data Science, after previously working as a high energy particle physicist at CERN and a cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

I write about whatever catches my attention here on this site; mostly that means data science, machine learning, deep learning, and software development. My writings on deep learning from my time at Lab41 can be found at Gab41 and rehosted on this page.

If you’re interested in my thoughts in real time (as well as sneak peaks at what I’m writing), follow me on BlueSky, Mastodon, or Twitter.

The code that I write lives on my Github page. Bug reports and pull requests are always welcome!

Recent Writings

I write articles about machine learning, data science, and technology, as well as book reviews. You can find a sample of my most recent writings below:

Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Echopraxia is the second book in Peter Watts’s Firefall series, although it takes place roughly at the same time as Blindsight. It follows parasitologist Daniel Brüks as he gets dragged into a conflict between multiple transhuman factions, travels to the Icarus station orbiting the sun, and back to Earth.

The Colonel by Peter Watts

The Colonel is a short story that serves as a bridge between Blindsight and Echopraxia. It follows Colonel Keaton—the father of Siri Keaton—as he investigates whether the Bicameral hivemind poses a threat to baseline humans.

The Dragon's Banker by Scott Warren

The Dragon’s Banker is a standalone novel by Scott Warren. It tells the story of Sailor Kelstern, a banker in a fantasy world who, as the title suggests, is hired by a dragon.

Mossflower by Brian Jacques

Mossflower is the second book in the Redwall series. It chronicles the arrival of Martin the Warrior in Mossflower Woods and how he saves the woodlanders from the evil wildcat queen, Tsarmina.

Dog Soldier by Scott Warren

Dog Soldier is the fourth book in the War Horses series. In it, Warren concludes the Cinto DaSelva campaign and further develops the setting’s backstory.