About me

Hi I'm Janis Lesinskis

By trade I'm a mathematician and programmer. I like to try to do what I can to make the world a better place, many blog posts here will be an attempt to write tutorial material that leverages my skills in order to make life easier for the readers. I have an ongoing interest in education and specifically leveraging technology to aid people's understanding of concepts. I'm a co-founder of JaggedVerge which is an organization dedicated to helping people in the professional/enthusiast development community.

I find the process of decision making fascinating, especially the process of trying to figure out what decisions are optimal given various sets of information and further if optimal decisions can even be found. Some the most mundane decisions reveal a fantastic amount of subtlety and nuance when you step back and analyze them, however they are also often the easiest decisions to overlook. Many interesting insights into the nature of thought and consciousness are revealed by thinking about the topic [1] . This is a huge ongoing interest of mine, one that I'm sure will lead to a significant number of blog posts on here.

An old hobby of mine is footbag, I'm in the process of putting together the first online footbag instructional encyclopedia as a means to help people learn about the techniques in the sport. The code powering that can be found on my github page.

I also happen to enjoy the occasional game of billiards.

[1]Perhaps unsurprisingly one of my favourite books is "Thinking fast and slow" by Kahneman