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Hello! My name is Bryant, and it has been my dream to use technology to help others. Reach out at bryantl@berkeley.edu!

Solving the prime shields task using the k-means algorithm.

Working through the wire tasks in electrical and shield tasks in the shield room, I realized how easily the tasks in the game, Among Us, could be automated. Among us is a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal in which crewmates must complete tasks before being slaughtered by the imposter. Tasks can take from seconds to over a minute to complete. I deemed these tasks a challenge to automate.

But not all tasks were a simple click.

Some tasks, such as downloading or uploading files, require a simple click of the…


Using Shortcuts and Pythonista3 to force myself to walk 10,000 steps.

We all know that we should walk 10,000 steps a day. But unless you are a student with courses across campus, you probably don’t walk the 10,000 steps a day without putting your own time to walking the steps.

Studies show that walking 10,000 steps a day can :

  • boost your energy
  • aid relaxation and clear your mind.
  • provide a sense of achievement and satisfaction.
  • improve confidence and mood.
  • help manage your weight.
  • promote healthier blood cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • build stronger bones and muscles.
  • reduce your risk of…

randomized response, k-anonymity, l-diversity, t-closeness, and algorithms

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin

Privacy is the ability to control who can access information about our private life and our activities. Privacy gives us the power to choose our thoughts and feelings and who we share them with. Privacy helps protect us as individuals, and our businesses, against entities we depend on or that are more powerful than us. Privacy is tied to Freedom….

Could we really be free — and have free will — without…


Open Source, Hackathons, Volunteering, and Groups

Since freshman year of college, I have been programming. I started college as a pre-medicine student, but one reading by Atul Gawande that changed my mind about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Many other pre-medical students share the same dream to someday miraculously save someone’s life through surgery. This feat would gory, stressful, and heroic.

But is this really the right way to save people?

In Gawande’s anecdote, he highlighted the importance of incremental care as opposed to surgical care, and he compared healthcare to a bridge. Would…


I took the challenge! Build a full stack volunteer platform in ASAP? You got it! The one problem was that I was on my own with some frontend and backend knowledge that was learned separately. It was a combination of fear, excitement, and curiosity, but I started studying up on how the backend system for this platform should scale and how AWS works so that I could easily integrate my project with what is currently available.

It was the responsibility and ownership that drove me to diving deep into how everything works instead of simply using sqllite, developing everything locally…

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