How To Use Twitter to Learn Data Science (or anything)

October 4, 2015

When I decided that I wanted to become a data scientist, I started following some data scientists on twitter to see what they talk about and what was going on in the “industry”. Then I saw them pointing one another at resources, and answering each other’s questions, and I realized I had only seen the tip of the iceberg of “Data Science Twitter”. That’s when I created a new twitter account.

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Human Name Variations in Databases

September 19, 2015

I normally write about my adventures learning data science here, but my expertise for years has been database design and reporting, and I have some knowledge to contribute to a discussion that I thought I’d document here. A conversation on Twitter today about how people’s names are stored in databases, with stories of frustration from people that have had terrible customer/patient experience because of “unusual” names, made me want to write about this topic.

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