More silliness

July 29, 2017

Back before I had so many followers, and it was less stressful to put goofy stuff “in the wild”, I wrote data science parody lyrics to “Summer of ’69” and “For the Love of Money”. Well, a while ago, another idea popped into my head..

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2 Quick Announcements

July 25, 2017

1. Sorry for the issues loading images and with logins on this site. I’ve had problems ever since I had bluehost set me up with HTTPS certificates, and apparently those certificates have expired or something and are causing issues with the images being able to load, etc. I’ll look into it, but I also have a busy week at work and wasn’t planning on site maintenance here this week, so it might be this way for a little bit. I am aware of it and a fix is on my to-do list, though! Thanks for your patience. 2. I published a post over on DataSciGuide about resources for data science beginners. Check it out! Thanks for your continued readership here! P.S. I’m working on the podcast again, so the 2 already-recorded episodes are back in the work pipeline...

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Introductory Machine Learning Terminology with Food

July 17, 2017

I was just pondering some ways to discuss machine learning terminology in a way that would be accessible to beginners, and figured I’d share my semi-thought-out ideas here. I’m sure this has been done before, but here are some common machine learning terms couched in the language of cooking and food. Feedback welcome!

Machine Learning Algorithm

A machine learning algorithm is a list of instructions to guide a computer to analyze some data to find patterns, and works much like a cooking recipe. You put some data in (ingredients), do some stuff to it (preparation and cooking), and then evaluate how the results compare to what you were hoping to accomplish (photo in your cookbook and expectations of taste).

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Summer of Data Science 2017

May 29, 2017

Since Memorial Day in the U.S. is the unofficial start of the summer season, I figured today would be a good time to launch the SUMMER OF DATA SCIENCE 2017!!!

The Summer of Data Science is a commitment to learn something this summer to enhance your data science skills, and to share what you learned.

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Bias in Machine Learning Flipboard Magazine

March 25, 2017

Quick note for those of you who follow me on Flipboard. I added another one, seeded with links from my Challenge to Data Scientists article, on Bias in Machine Learning. Enjoy!

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 16: Randy Olson

March 22, 2017


Renee interviews Randal S. Olson, Senior Data Scientist in the Institute for Biomedial Informatics at UPenn, about his path to becoming a data scientist, his interesting data science blog posts, and his work with non-data-scientists and students.

Podcast Audio Links:
Link to podcast Episode 16 audio
Podcast’s RSS feed for podcast subscription apps

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T-Shirts!!

February 18, 2017

The Becoming a Data Scientist tees are ready to sell! I ordered a couple myself before posting them for sale, to make sure the quality was good. They came out great!! And if you order from Teespring before MarchApril 1 using this link: Becoming a Data Scientist Store – Free Shipping, you’ll get free shipping on your order! The design is a combination of those submitted to our contest by Amarendranath “Amar” Reddy and Ryne & Alexis.
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