I got a PhD in computational biology, then I decided that I didn't really want to be a scientist. So I started writing code again. Now I use deep learning and other AI techniques to create software that helps design pharmaceuticals.
(I've seen some stuff. I was an early engineer at Justin.tv an engineer at Yelp.com doing "data science" before the term was invented, and most recently, I was fortunate enough to be able to start a couple of startups. Sadly, neither one worked out, but I've learned a lot in the process. Ask me if you have any questions!)
Other goals that have been haunting me, in no particular order:
1) Speak a non-english language fluently.
2) Live outside the US (check!)
3) Create at least one publicly exhibited work of art.