April 23, 2019

I have no idea who it was, but someone who is well known in the data science community said MOOCs make you look unprofessional.

I couldn’t disagree with this more, so did pretty amazing people like JT Kostman.

MOOCs are what got me interested in data science in the first...

April 9, 2019

Last month I completed all 5 courses in the Google Cloud Data Engineering Specialization on Coursera.

You can have a read of the details of the specialization here.

Why did I do this Specialization?

I’m looking at Google’s AI play towards business. I think a couple of thi...

March 28, 2019

In the same way we can record movements and manipulations of a Spreadsheet with an Excel Macro, so too can we record things like extracting information from a PDF in an email, sending the information to a database, calculating serviceability for a loan etc using RPA so...

March 17, 2019

Working in Tech in Regional Australia

Opportunities to connect with tech people in Regional Queensland are generally few and far in between, I have a few friends here who work in tech but mainly they are remote workers for places in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

I have...

March 10, 2019

The Royal Commission Into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry released its final report earlier this month (Feb 2019).

The implications for lending in Australia are not great, in fact the lending industry was belted by the report, i...

February 11, 2019

How to Design Programs and DrRacket

I’m currently working through “How to Design Programs, Second Edition” available for free here:


There is also associated software called DrRacket available for free here:


Now, what’s in...

January 23, 2019

The slam dunk in basketball

My friend threw a perfect lob pass to me in training, an “alley-oop”. Everything about my jump was perfect, perfect timing, perfect take-off. Half my hand was over the rim and as the ball came down I tucked it over the rim. By no means was it...

January 10, 2019


I’m not going to learn Julia yet, but I am interested in seeing what happens with the community and the data science ecosystem, please let me know if you agree/ disagree.

Julia version 1.0 released

On 8th August 2018 a version 1.0 of the Julia programming language w...

December 2, 2018

I was an R guy, so I learned the tidyverse really well. So why the heck did I want to go ahead and learn Pandas?

Well there are a few good reasons:

  • Pandas is built on top of numpy, and I’d be learning numpy as well.

  • Pandas and numpy come up a lot in deep learnin...

November 25, 2018

When you start going out and speaking with businesses especially in finance and insurance you find something really interesting: The business world runs on Excel Yet, few people know how to use it defensively. This makes Excel probably the most dangerous software on t...

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