Building an Interactive Web “mapp” with Shiny

Building an Interact...

The purpose of this post is to discuss the key elements in developing an interactive web application that displays data with geographic component. I discuss developing an app using Shiny – a powerful R package. I briefly compare that process to building a similar product in Tableau. Rather than going line-by-line through code, I highlight […]

How the Twitter Timeline Works (and 6 Simple Tactics to Increase Your Reach)

How the Twitter Time...

Understanding the social media algorithms is important to social media marketers, especially since it can heavily impact a brand’s reach on social media. We’ve talked about the Facebook News Feed algorithm and the Instagram Feed algorithm. This time, we would love to dive into the Twitter timeline algorithm. Up until 2015, the Twitter timeline displays tweets in the reverse-chronological order. […]

EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS – WHEN TO CHOOSE R, PYTHON, TABLEAU OR A COMBINATION

EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS...

Not all data analysis tools are created equal. Recently, I started looking into data sets to compete in Go Code Colorado (check it out if you live in CO). The problem with such diversity in data sets is finding a way to quickly visualize the data and do exploratory analysis. While tools like Tableau make data visualization […]

How to Get a Start with a Career in Data Science

How to Get a Start w...

“The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and education.”  – Adam Smith,  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations In this compelling Adam Smith quote phrase, we can replace […]

Requests for Research

Requests for Researc...

Table of contents: Task-independent data augmentation for NLP Few-shot learning for NLP Transfer learning for NLP Multi-task learning Cross-lingual learning Task-independent architecture improvements It can be hard to find compelling topics to work on and know what questions are interesting to ask when you are just starting as a researcher in a new field. Machine […]

What are data scienc...

Let’s start with machine learning In short, machine learning algorithms are algorithms that learn (often predictive) models from data. I.e., instead of formulating “rules” manually, a machine learning algorithm will learn the model for you. So, let me give you an example to illustrate what that means! Say you are interested in implementing a spam […]

Are data warehouses a thing of the past?

Are data warehouses ...

With almost everything around us becoming a source of data, it’s proving to be quite a challenge for traditional data warehouses to support such fast changing and high on volume data. So is data warehouse a thing of the past already? A huge collection of data from various sources is known as a data warehouse. […]

Data Science Shop talk with Alex Castrounis

Data Science Shop ta...

Bio: Alex founded InnoArchiTech, a company focused on technical education, speaking, and writing. At his day job, Alex is the vice president of product and advanced analytics at Rocket Wagon, an enterprise IoT and digital services company.  Alex is focused on leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science to transform data into value for people […]

On the Hard and Soft sides of DS Teams, Interview with Kishore Aradya, DS and ML Leader at Adobe

On the Hard and Soft...

Editor’s Note: We’ve have a series of expert perspectives coming your way in podcast form from ODSC EU, and ODSC West.  Check out the growing archive here, or plan to jump ahead at ODSC East 2018 and meet them. The following Q&A is part of a series of interviews conducted with speakers at the 2017 ODSC […]