Bucket List


This is my personal list of things to do on Planet Earth before either it or I die.

I find that a lot of people misunderstand this bucket list. The point of this list isn’t to accomplish everything on it — I have no control over many of these. These are items I aspire towards.

Things to Do Before I Die#


  • Blow out the curve for a Berkeley class
  • Teach a Berkeley class
  • Climb on top of Doe Library
  • Climb on top of Pimentel
  • See the Berkeley Naked Run
  • Roll down 4.0 Hill at Berkeley
  • Run Cal Hacks Fellowship
  • Get sloshed (?) at the Big C
  • Go busking on Berkeley Campus
  • Jump in the Berkeley Marina
  • Get an invitation to a private club/class
  • Become a student VC
  • Take more units than allowed per semester
  • Start a class/decal
  • Write a peer-reviewed published research paper


  • Run away from the police
  • Go to a pride parade
  • Read 100 books in a year
  • Make my own cryptocurrency ($AMKS)
  • Have NYT write an article about you
  • Get on the front page of ProductHunt
  • Get on the front page of HackerNews
  • Run a Hacker House in San Francisco
  • Make my own Operating System (OS)
  • Bench press 60 pounds
  • Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Scuba dive a ship wreck
  • Name a celestial object
  • Visit every continent
  • Visit Carnival (Latin America)
  • Visit the Tomatina Festival (Spain)
  • Visit Paris
  • Visit Switzerland
  • Study in Oxford/Cambridge for a while
  • Run a half-marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • Run an ironman
  • Take a hot air balloon ride
  • See the seven wonders of the modern world
  • See the Aurora Borealis
  • Publish a New York Times Bestselling Book
  • Run with the bulls
  • Take my family on a vacation fully-funded by me
  • Make a movie/write a published screenplay
  • Save a life
  • Play a sport semi-professionally
  • Trek the Inca Trail
  • Learn horseback-riding
  • Go tandem paragliding
  • Go solo paragliding
  • Go solo skydiving
  • Fund a child’s entire education
  • Write a popular open-source project
  • Have an exit a startup
  • Build a library in a university
  • Run an ad at Times Square in New York
  • Have a company attempt to hire you
  • Host a professional RPG game show.
  • Have a vacation place in Tahoe
  • Do a pullup
  • Make my own social media platform
  • Win the Ig Nobel Prize