About me

Hi, I’m Yi Xiang. Professionally at work, i solve problems using math, data and code. Outside of work, i enjoy swimming, reading manga, watching gaming live streams and playing board games - especially brutal ones (:

For more details about me (including my cv), please README.

Why did i start this site?

Since my undergraduate days, I am fond of digitalizing my summarized notes in order to

  1. Aids my personal understanding of a topic.
  2. Assist my recollection, and since it is digitalized, it is easy to search and edit!
  3. Sharing my notes with my peers which aid their exam preparation, which they in kind help me spot errors or suggest changes or share new insights/knowledge.

In a way, this site is my attempt of recreating something similar as a working professional and my contribution back to the industry.

Why Data Raccoon?

This was based off an MBTI analysis done by funkymbti, unfortuantely the link is no longer working. You can click below for the content:

Rocket Raccoon MBTI

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Rocket is all business, all the time. He easily steps into positions of leadership and establishes the rules by which others must live by … even in prison. Whenever a grand escape plan of any kind is needed, everyone turns to Rocket, who assigns each of them tasks dependent on what their immediate needs are and their skill set. He is straightforward, blunt, dismissive of others’ views if they are “stupid,” and often resorts to asserting the obvious facts whenever he is upset (“You’re making me kick grass!” “I don’t even have a weapon!”). Rocket does things for reasons, not merely for the hell of them; he wants paid!

Introverted Intuition (Ni): He is always five steps ahead of everyone else, and likes to go into everything with both an eye on the goal or objective (a bounty, their escape, stopping the villain) and a long-term plan for success. He is good at sizing up situations and people and seeing what’s really going on under the surface (from Groot’s desire to save them all to the potential in his teammates). His assortment of weapons implies that he goes everywhere well prepared, having considered all the potential outcomes and come up with ideas on how to handle them all. He is sometimes a little “out of it” but catches on quickly with only veiled instructions.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): Improvisation is not his strong point (“… or we can bring our plans up to now”) but he can do it. Rocket isn’t intimidated by a situation with high-stakes, nor does he falter when asked to get bodily involved. He enjoys kicking butt and making use of his weapons. He is aware of his environment and opportunistic in using it. Rocket is known for his reckless behavior, but he always comes out swinging.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): He obviously feels insecure about what has been done to him, but only confesses these feelings after he has had too much to drink. Rocket doesn’t seem to prioritize anyone’s emotions other than his own feelings; he is not swayed by emotional appeals and instead is annoyed by them (“Yes, your family is dead! We’ve all lost people!”). It doesn’t occur to him to put others first (“Why are you doing this, Groot?”), but he is extremely loyal to the few people he truly cares about.

Site Tech Stack

What did I use to build this website?

  • Django as the BackEnd/WebFrameWork,
  • Heroku as the Platform,
  • Awesome Python libraries and markdown tools.
  • Simple HTML,CSS, JS for front end.

Contact / Meet up?

Drop me an email or Linkedin message, alternatively you are almost guaranteed to find me at DSSG meetups.

PS: I am considering setting up calendly, let me know what you think!