ESP Biography



DANIEL RON, ESP Teacher




Major: 18C

College/Employer: Kiva Systems

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I graduated Lexington High School in 2009. I made the LONG and ARDUOUS journey a total of 12 miles down the road to MIT. I graduated from MIT in 2013. I studied Math with Computer Science, with a focus on algorithms, numerics, image processing, and computer graphics. I'm currently working at Kiva Systems in North Reading.



Past Classes

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Painting with Computers: Recent Advancements in Magic in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Learn to paint like Van Gogh through the wizardry of programming. Guaranteed probably the best class that you’ll ever take ever. We’ll dive into how you can make photographs from your phone look like impressionist paintings. “Amazing” “I just painted a picture of my dog instantly!” “Wow holy wow that was great wow” real testimonies (from you)


Photographing the Impossible: an Introduction to Computational Photography in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Computational photography is the art of using software combined with hardware to push the capability of cameras to the limits. Learn how to make panoramas! Learn how 3D photography works! Learn how, with only a piece of cardboard, you can take pictures that can be freely refocused!


I am Brony (and so can you) in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
A "Brony" is a teenage or adult male (or female) who is a fan of the show "My Little Pony." Confused? We'll talk about the history of the show, and how the community came to be. We'll also look into the extensive library of fan works, and possibly some other times where shows have gathered an extensive fanbase outside of their target audience.


Dwarf Fortress: Learn About the Most Complex Video Game Ever Made in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
"Losing is Fun." You will embrace this saying as you learn what it takes to survive in the world of Dwarf Fortress. In Dwarf Fortress, you manage the construction of a mountain fortress by, you guessed it, dwarves. You will find many challenges preventing your success, ranging from invading dragons, to being overrun by house cats, to the terrifying menace known as the "ordinary river carp." We'll talk about what the game is and what makes it interesting. Time permitting, we'll talk specifics of strategy and fort construction.


Play DDR like a pro! in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
Want to know how to get good at DDR? Want to impress your friends? How the heck to read arrows flashing past at 400 beats per minute? Then this class is for you! In the first ten minutes we'll go over beginner and intermediate footwork tips, and introduce various step patterns such as gallops, cross-stepping, streams, and hands. In the next forty minutes you'll get the chance to practice, with individualized feedback. Students with health issues are not advised to take this class. Note: This class is not intended for you to show off your DDR skills. If you can regularly get B or better on 10-footers then we won't have too much to teach you.