Sleepovers at the Office

Projects Ideas to Talk About at Slumber Parties
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Hello!

Sleepovers at the Office is my weekly newsletter. It's a collection of tech-related project ideas that I send out every Monday.


There are many reasons why I wanted to start this newsletter, but the largest one is that I want to see these ideas come true, I can't possibly work on every project idea that comes by, so hopefully someone will turn one into reality someday.


Why is it called Sleepovers at the Office?

When the Coronavirus came, the CEO at Lumina gratiously allowed me to stay at the office to shelter from the disease. I was without words when they offered me a place to stay so I decided to name my newsletter after what happened.


Here's what an email might look like:

Finding your smash-hit song on Spotify's "Discover Weekly" page is hard. It takes me around an hour to get through it :/

What if we can represent songs as gifs, then display all 30 gifs onto a page. Once we learn how songs "look like" we'll be able to quickly veto bad songs.

What you'll probably need to make this:
  • An encoder/decoder network to get compressed song vectors.
  • A way to map song vectors onto images.
  • An algorithm to structure the generated image.
Or you can just learn how to read spectrograms.

- Curtis

I hope to catch you on my list