October 29, 2018

Problem

Here I’m looking at samples of Vinho Verde red wines from Portugal.

https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/machine-learning-databases/wine-quality/

The idea is to work out which of the variables is most important in determining the quality of the red wine on a scale from...

October 25, 2018

How can you go from data scientist to senior data scientist? You need to work on these skills: communication & presentation, mentor others, understand project management methodologies, expand your tech skills and continually show value to the business.

October 23, 2018

There’s plenty of lazy money to be made in banking, either retail banking or commercial banking. There, I said it! Here I step you through how to build a digital bank using bank statements - the king of data for lending.

October 18, 2018

Local Governments can improve the quality of life for citizens using defensible data-driven decision making. Start with a question, collect the data you need to answer the question, build internal data capabilities and start simple!

October 14, 2018

Hi Data Friends!

So, I was able to finish the second half of the course, missed a week when my folks visited and we went on a holiday.

I was at 51% before, but powered through the rest on the weekend.

What I covered

  • Part 4 Clustering

    • K-Means Clustering

    • ...

October 11, 2018

So you have landed your first data science job, congratulations! Now you need to take steps to ensure you are successful in your new position. What should you do? 1) Ask questions, lots of them 2) Perfect the work others hate 3) Understand the data science life cycle...

October 7, 2018

People seem to be really confused about the difference between a 'startup' and a 'small business' to the demise of everyone involved. There are so many examples of people claiming to be a founder of a startup, but they are actually running a small business. It isn't th...

October 4, 2018

Learning how to learn

Learning how to learn is a real skill. Two courses I found to be very helpful with everything from planning, deliberate practice, dealing with procrastination and so much more:

October 3, 2018

Should you use VS for Data Science?

Actually, no – you shouldn’t use Visual Studio if you are doing exploratory work, but if you are shipping data products into a production system then yes you really should!

If you are doing exploratory work or investigative work there...

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