George McIntire, ODSC

George McIntire, ODSC

Contributing Data Science Writer

Bio: I'm a journalist turned data scientist/journalist hybrid. Looking for opportunities in data science and/or journalism. Impossibly curious and passionate about learning new things. Before completing the Metis Data Science Bootcamp, I worked as a freelance journalist in San Francisco for Vice, Salon, SF Weekly, San Francisco Magazine, and more. I've referred to myself as a 'Swiss-Army knife' journalist and have written about a variety of topics ranging from tech to music to politics. Before getting into journalism, I graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I chose to do the Metis Data Science Bootcamp to pursue my goal of using data science in journalism, which inspired me to focus my final project on being able to better understand the problem of police-related violence in America. Here is the repo with my code and presentation for my final project: https://github.com/GeorgeMcIntire/metis_final_project.

Open Data Science’s March Madness 2018 Bracket Update

Open Data Science’s March Madness 2018 Bracket Update

After 48 games and millions of busted brackets, the 2018 NCAA Men’s Tourney has been whittled down to the Sweet 16. And as expected, plenty of exciting matches occurred over the weekend. The most exciting being the most significant result of #16 seed UMBC’s triumph over #1 seed Virginia, the first time that’s happened in […]

Drumroll Please: The ODSC March Madness 2018 Bracket Predictions

Drumroll Please: The ODSC March Madness 2018 Bracket Predictions

It’s that time of year, the snow has melted, flowers are starting to blossom, and the country is consumed by the fever of March Madness. Today, March 15th, marks the true kick-off of the 63-match tournament, famous for its thrilling competitive play and heart-stopping upsets. The tourney has a been focus of the data science […]

Interview with Ross Taylor, Founder of Throne AI

Interview with Ross Taylor, Founder of Throne AI

In a previous post, I wrote about Throne AI, a sports prediction platform or “Kaggle for sports.” If you’re a sports fan and interested in using your machine learning abilities to predict the outcome of sports matches, then I highly recommend you sign up for Throne AI. After becoming obsessed with the platform, I wanted […]

Who’s Winning the NBA MVP Race This Season

Who’s Winning the NBA MVP Race This Season

The endlessly fun NBA All-Star Weekend just wrapped up, culminating in a 148-145 triumph for Team Lebron over Team Steph. But now that the fun is over, it’s time to turn our attention to more a serious matter this NBA season, and that is the MVP race. With the season more than halfway done and […]

Throne AI is the Kaggle of Sports Predictions

Throne AI is the Kaggle of Sports Predictions

My big obsession of 2018 so far is sports prediction platform Throne AI.  There’s no better way to describe than Kaggle for sports. The platform provides users with data with which they use to build models to predict the outcome of sports matches. Each league on Throne AI counts as its own competition with its […]

ODSC East Interviews: Kishore Aradya

ODSC East Interviews: Kishore Aradya

The following Q&A is part of a series of interviews conducted with speakers at the 2017 ODSC East conference in Boston. The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity. This interview is with Kishore Aradya, , whose talk was entitled “From the Trenches: Managing and Building Data Science Teams?”   What sort of questions are you […]

How Companies Use TensorFlow for Their AI Needs

How Companies Use TensorFlow for Their AI Needs

In a previous article, we discussed the origin story and history of the Python deep learning library TensorFlow. It’s experienced a monumental rise like nothing seen before, in just two years since its debut it currently holds the title of the most forked repo on GitHub. TensorFlow’s significance doesn’t come from how many people use […]

ODSC West 2017 Recap

ODSC West 2017 Recap

Editor’s note: The moment you’ve been waiting for: The ODSC West 2017 Recordings are now edited, and we will distribute them THIS WEEK. Keep learning, pre-register for our upcoming webinar and get ready for ODSC East 2018. Last month, another successful edition of the Open Data Science Conference occurred at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport […]

How to Analyze Articles About Data Science Using Data Science

How to Analyze Articles About Data Science Using Data Science

In a previous post, we demonstrated how to use the Python3 library Newspaper to painlessly extract data from news articles. Using Newspaper, I was able to extract text from over a 1000 articles about topics including, but limited to Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data. In this follow up post, we’ll use unsupervised machine […]