Using the below approach, every day at a time you specify, this solution will check how many steps you have taken so far and alert you if you are still below your goal. If you want to set up multiple check times or more complicated approaches, they can easily be built on top of this.

This solution uses data available if your Garmin profile is public and will allow you to receive a phone call (or some other alert you choose) if you are not on track to complete your step goal.

I am not employed or paid by Garmin…

Inspired by the drive of last year’s resolutions, I’ve crafted some for this year.

  • Run 800+ miles (average of 15+ miles per week)
  • Average 40+ pushups per day
  • Beat all current Garmin records (i.e. achieve a new personal best for 5k, 10k and half-marathon distances plus run further than I ever have before)
  • Get Ham radio license
  • Read 12+ books (6 in first half; 6 in second) with average page length of 300+
  • Maintain 4.0 GPA

I debated segmenting my goals into multiple categories of life (education, professional, relationships) and selecting one goal to focus on…

New Year’s resolutions can be very effective, but without looking into the previous year, one doesn’t have the perspective needed to improve. Without data on the metrics to enhance, one can’t even know if one is improving. I’ll continue to update this page as I compute more data.


My full 2018 report from can be viewed at but I’ve included some excerpts below [to be added]. I met my goal of 18,000 tracks without exceeding normal listening habits.


This was the first full year I became truly passionate about running and I logged 864.9 miles in total, well…

NYC skyline on one of my runs

After learning the ropes of college and securing a 4.0 my freshman year, I jumped this summer into the fast-paced life of working in NYC. My working hours were devoted to working at Chartbeat while any remaining time was dedicated to HackNY and the events and social good projects they stewarded.

The first week at Chartbeat went incredibly well, plunging me straight into meaningful and fulfilling work while also introducing me to the people and systems that make up a high stakes startup. Within a day I was completely set up with my development and professional environment to contribute fully…

During my first semester at Columbia University, I achieved a 4.0 cumulative GPA. Although chance is surely a partial factor, I took a very concerted and premeditated approach to the college experience and attribute my success to this. This spring semester I’ve achieved perfect scores on the majority of my midterms and A+ scores on all the others as well. Long story short, my methodology has worked out quite well for me.

Update 01/22/21: 4.0 still going strong in senior year spring.

The central guiding tenets to my education are:

  • Sleep priority
  • Fitness focus
  • Expert…

This past year has been full of exceeded expectations and I obliterated my 52 mile running goal with a total of 194 miles run. My academic goals were also fully achieved with the 4.0 GPA I achieved during my first semester. I’m already part way to all of this year’s goals but thought it still worth publishing for the drive of public accountability.

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

View of the city I shot while walking along the Brooklyn Bridge

My journey at Columbia University has arrived, bringing with it the academics, the city and the community my life has been leading up to.

The city itself is incredible and majestic. I’ve enjoyed exploring it from the far reaches of Coney Island to the art galleries in Queensboro. The Yankees vs. Red Sox game introduced me to the world of pro-level sports and the freedom of my own living space steps me further into the adult world.

There are many incredible institutions across the US who have both the reputation and teaching ability to enable students to have very successful careers in tech. Stanford, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon are among the top and do an incredible job preparing their students.

An age old quote “Jack of all trades. Master of none.” drives many to focus deeply on one specific area with only a shallow look into the depths of other fields.

However, with the rapid growth of information, becoming an expert generalist can enable one to connect disparate fields with ease and draw inferences to discover new…

I’ve recently begun revamping and expanding my own conversational user interface for the PAL (Personal Assistant & Learner) system I’ve built. While developing out its ability to handle more and increasingly complex tasks, so I can automate or at least streamline the majority of my daily operations, I realized that to have a truly compelling experience, it needed to be able to handle general conversation. After saying “Remember that I need to update the bylaws by our next meeting” and it replying “I’ve added the task to your to-do list for completion by 10:00 AM tomorrow.”, I should be able…

Noah Huber-Feely

Full stack developer and Columbia student. Let’s build a better world.

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