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Happy Holidays Atlas community! We hope that you all are having a fantastic winter - or summer, for some of our excellent customers on the other side of the world. Here in Austin, the foliage has turned from brown-green to brown-grey (really beautiful stuff) which means that the Texas winter is upon us! 
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Thom Lake is the lead data scientist at Atlas Wearables. As the spearhead of our machine learning and data science initiatives, Thom designs the algorithms that allow Atlas to recognize activities, count repetitions, and analyze form. His background is in computer science and mathematics – with a heavy focus on machine learning. Outside of his work with Atlas, Thom enjoys keeping up with the state of the art in natural language processing, drinking coffee, and armchair theorizing about cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and the scientific method in general.
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It is time to update the community on the winter shipping dates for your Atlas; the first of its kind in the world of fitness monitors and your (soon-to-be) new favorite workout buddy. Last week we released tooling plans and we are set to begin cutting steel. At this point, we have been given a timeline from our manufacturer that forecasts delivery in April of 2015. We are actively negotiating this timeline and will continue to aggressively push for a closer delivery date that does not compromise quality.
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Nico Gonzalez is a Software Developer at Atlas Wearables and is currently focused on Front-End Design and Development. As a Software Developer, Nico is responsible for a large chunk of user-facing code as well as the design and general usability of the Atlas website, mobile apps and our internal web tools. He has been building websites since his teens and has his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. When he's not hacking on the Atlas site or working out in the Atlas gym Nico can be found producing and making awesome music. 
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