Dr. Randy Olson is creating high-quality AI and data science projects
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patrons

$16
per month
Hi, I'm Dr. Randy Olson!

I'm an artificial intelligence researcher and open source software developer, and my labor of love for the past 3 years has been running a blog dedicated to AI and data science. Since my first post in 2012, I've  written over 120 high-quality posts, guides, and tutorials, and I've grown my blog into a popular web site followed by thousands of AI and data science enthusiasts.

Last year, I showed everyone how we can use AI to solve Where's Waldo? and create awesome road trips around the world and loved every minute of it. Judging by everyone's reactions, they loved it too.

"The Ultimate American Road Trip"



I want to continue creating amazing projects with AI and data science to share with you, but I have a problem. Every project that I work on takes a lot of time to prototype, develop, and properly visualize. I have to balance that time with a full-time job, which means that I'm not able to put in the time to my blog projects that I really want to.

That's why I decided to start a Patreon. I want to see if we can make this work.

Here's how Patreon works

Patreon is a pledge-based system that allows you to support causes that are important to you. You decide how much you want to contribute to my blog every month: big or small, every contribution matters!

If you're enthusiastic about AI and data science and want to see more original and creative projects on the web, consider becoming a supporter of my blog. The more support we get for my blog, the more time I can dedicate to it -- and the more we can explore the capabilities of AI and data science together.

What I do with my blog

I have a Ph.D. in computer science, so I have over a decade of experience working with AI and computers. When I'm not working at my full-time job, here's what I do with my time:

Supporting me on Patreon is more than just supporting an interesting blog.

By supporting my blog, you will also help me develop free and openly-accessible code and teaching materials that will help our next generation of data scientists become more efficient, effective, and collaborative in their work.

What I'll use the funds for

Supporting me on Patreon will help me spend more time on my AI and data science projects and my blog. Specifically, the funds from this campaign will support:

  • More projects! The less time I spend worrying about bills, the more time I can dedicate to creating high-quality blog posts and teaching materials.
  • More ambitious projects! Right now, my projects are limited to what I can run on my laptop. However, the best AI applications require dozens of computers to use. I will dedicate a portion of these funds to renting extra computing power from cloud services for some more ambitious projects.
  • Web hosting. It costs a lot of money to keep the lights running for a web site that can handle boatloads of traffic without crashing. The last thing I want is for someone to visit my blog and not be able to access it.
  • Ongoing web development. I'm not a web development pro, but other people are. I'll put some of the funds toward hiring a professional web developer to make my blog more user-friendly and easier on the eyes. Once the blog gets a makeover, I'd also like to add a store to it.
  • Blog promotion. I'd like to reach out to even more people who may have no idea what AI or data science is, much less how it works. Some of these funds will be put toward promoting the blog on Facebook, Twitter, and other media.
  • Me. It takes a lot of time to put together these blog posts, and I need to stay full of coffee and hoagies to keep running.

Let's keep in touch!

Feel free to  reach out to me or post on here if you'd like to chat about the Patreon campaign, new project ideas, open source development, data science, machine learning, or whatever else.

Let's make this happen!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
INNER CIRCLE TIER. $1 is a great way to support a month of my blog posts if you browse my blog with an ad blocker. Thank you for your support!
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $3 or more per month
4 patrons
COFFEE TIER. For the cost of a cup of coffee a month, you've helped me dedicate more time every month to my passion. You rock!
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
HOAGIE TIER. You could've bought a hoagie every month with that money, but instead you helped me work on awesome AI projects. You're amazing!
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
NETFLIX TIER. You've donated as much per month as you pay for Netflix. I'll do my best to provide just as many hours of education and entertainment.
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patron
DEITY-LEVEL GENEROSITY TIER. You're single-handedly paying for the hosting costs of the blog. I don't even have words to describe how thankful I am for your incredible generosity.
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Goals
$16 of $500 per month
If we reach this goal, I will be able to hire a web developer to focus some time on making the blog better and easier to use.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Randy Olson!

I'm an artificial intelligence researcher and open source software developer, and my labor of love for the past 3 years has been running a blog dedicated to AI and data science. Since my first post in 2012, I've  written over 120 high-quality posts, guides, and tutorials, and I've grown my blog into a popular web site followed by thousands of AI and data science enthusiasts.

Last year, I showed everyone how we can use AI to solve Where's Waldo? and create awesome road trips around the world and loved every minute of it. Judging by everyone's reactions, they loved it too.

"The Ultimate American Road Trip"



I want to continue creating amazing projects with AI and data science to share with you, but I have a problem. Every project that I work on takes a lot of time to prototype, develop, and properly visualize. I have to balance that time with a full-time job, which means that I'm not able to put in the time to my blog projects that I really want to.

That's why I decided to start a Patreon. I want to see if we can make this work.

Here's how Patreon works

Patreon is a pledge-based system that allows you to support causes that are important to you. You decide how much you want to contribute to my blog every month: big or small, every contribution matters!

If you're enthusiastic about AI and data science and want to see more original and creative projects on the web, consider becoming a supporter of my blog. The more support we get for my blog, the more time I can dedicate to it -- and the more we can explore the capabilities of AI and data science together.

What I do with my blog

I have a Ph.D. in computer science, so I have over a decade of experience working with AI and computers. When I'm not working at my full-time job, here's what I do with my time:

Supporting me on Patreon is more than just supporting an interesting blog.

By supporting my blog, you will also help me develop free and openly-accessible code and teaching materials that will help our next generation of data scientists become more efficient, effective, and collaborative in their work.

What I'll use the funds for

Supporting me on Patreon will help me spend more time on my AI and data science projects and my blog. Specifically, the funds from this campaign will support:

  • More projects! The less time I spend worrying about bills, the more time I can dedicate to creating high-quality blog posts and teaching materials.
  • More ambitious projects! Right now, my projects are limited to what I can run on my laptop. However, the best AI applications require dozens of computers to use. I will dedicate a portion of these funds to renting extra computing power from cloud services for some more ambitious projects.
  • Web hosting. It costs a lot of money to keep the lights running for a web site that can handle boatloads of traffic without crashing. The last thing I want is for someone to visit my blog and not be able to access it.
  • Ongoing web development. I'm not a web development pro, but other people are. I'll put some of the funds toward hiring a professional web developer to make my blog more user-friendly and easier on the eyes. Once the blog gets a makeover, I'd also like to add a store to it.
  • Blog promotion. I'd like to reach out to even more people who may have no idea what AI or data science is, much less how it works. Some of these funds will be put toward promoting the blog on Facebook, Twitter, and other media.
  • Me. It takes a lot of time to put together these blog posts, and I need to stay full of coffee and hoagies to keep running.

Let's keep in touch!

Feel free to  reach out to me or post on here if you'd like to chat about the Patreon campaign, new project ideas, open source development, data science, machine learning, or whatever else.

Let's make this happen!

Recent posts by Dr. Randy Olson

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
INNER CIRCLE TIER. $1 is a great way to support a month of my blog posts if you browse my blog with an ad blocker. Thank you for your support!
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $3 or more per month
4 patrons
COFFEE TIER. For the cost of a cup of coffee a month, you've helped me dedicate more time every month to my passion. You rock!
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
HOAGIE TIER. You could've bought a hoagie every month with that money, but instead you helped me work on awesome AI projects. You're amazing!
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
NETFLIX TIER. You've donated as much per month as you pay for Netflix. I'll do my best to provide just as many hours of education and entertainment.
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 patron
DEITY-LEVEL GENEROSITY TIER. You're single-handedly paying for the hosting costs of the blog. I don't even have words to describe how thankful I am for your incredible generosity.
- Access to my Patreon activity stream, where I'll keep you updated on the latest AI and data science projects that I'm working on and you'll see sneak previews of my upcoming posts.