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September 15, 2019 Author:

In data science, we commonly encounter several composite data types. By composite, we mean that...

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August 15, 2019 Author:

In data science, we commonly encounter several scalar data types. By scalar , we mean...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

For our Software Engineering final project, our group created an agent-based evolutionary ecosystem simulator. The...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

Market Traders is a software framework that I created for my Agent-Based Computational Economics final...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

For my Artificial Intelligence final project, I created an application that visualizes arbitrary graphs using...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

For my Machine Learning final project, I implemented a set of machine learning algorithms in...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

For my Data Analysis final project, I used a random forest classifier to recognize patterns...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

For my Data Science final project, I created a sentiment-analysis algorithm in Python to determine...

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July 17, 2019 Author:

This is an open-source interactive data-visualization tool I created that allows users to explore their...

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July 15, 2019 Author:

How do we represent data in a computer? All data inside of modern computers are...

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July 8, 2019 Author:

I spoke with Jeffrey Palermo on his Azure DevOps Podcast about data science for developers....

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June 15, 2019 Author:

In our previous article, we learned that data were primarily divided into two main types:...

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June 4, 2019 Author:

At DevSum Stockholm, I spoke with Jon Galloway from @HerdingCode about Data Science practices to...

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May 15, 2019 Author:

What types of data exist in data science and how do we classify them? In...

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April 15, 2019 Author:

What is the purpose of collecting data, creating information, and acquiring knowledge? Essentially, what makes...

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March 15, 2019 Author:

Data, information, and knowledge are the key building blocks of data science. However, most people...

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February 15, 2019 Author:

"Should I pursue a career in data science?" This is one of the most common...

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January 15, 2019 Author:

Is your organization stuck on its journey to data-driven AI? Many organizations find that they...

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January 10, 2019 Author:

During BuildStuff in November, I was asked to give an interview for a Lithuanian TV...

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January 5, 2019 Author:

I created a quick Python script to rename image files based on the date a...

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January 4, 2019 Author:

I created a quick Python script to create a Gmail filter from a Google Contacts...

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December 15, 2018 Author:

Is your organization struggling to kick-start its data-science journey? Many organizations struggle at the beginning...

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December 14, 2018 Author:

I gave a presentation on Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Software at BuildStuff in Lithuania...

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November 17, 2018 Author:

My latest Pluralsight course titled Data Science: Executive Briefing was published today. I created it to teach...

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November 15, 2018 Author:

I was interviewed by the BuildStuff team in Lithuania. We discussed artificial intelligence and the...

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October 12, 2018 Author:

What would happen if every doctor in the world was rated solely on the number...

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October 1, 2018 Author:

I've been invited to speak at BuildStuff in Vilnius, Lithuania in November. I will be presenting on Artificial...

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September 19, 2018 Author:

When you're first starting out with data science, you will likely have many questions. However,...

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September 18, 2018 Author:

I've been spending some time learning about genetic algorithms lately. So I implemented my own...

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September 3, 2018 Author:

I had a chance to interview with Oracle Developers during Pluralsight Live 2018. We discussed data science,...

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August 29, 2018 Author:

During Pluralsight Live 2018, I had the chance to chat with Nasdaq Spotlight about being...

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August 24, 2018 Author:

Heather Wilde and I created a short promo video for AntarctiConf 2020. Please be sure to check...

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August 21, 2018 Author:

I created a set of Python scripts to convert Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX) to Adobe PDF....

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August 17, 2018 Author:

Heather Wilde and I are pleased to announce AntarctiConf 2020. It's a 4-day mastermind, mini-conference, and retreat...

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August 15, 2018 Author:

The question I get asked most frequently these days is "How do I get started...

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August 12, 2018 Author:

I created a series of Python scripts that get historical weather data from the Dark...

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August 11, 2018 Author:

I created a series of Python scripts that convert, summarize, and reverse-geocode Google location data...

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July 15, 2018 Author:

My friend Jeremy Sharp released his new book today called From the Depths of Madness. I...

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July 1, 2018 Author:

I am honored to recieve my third Microsoft MVP Award today. This year I was...

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June 22, 2018 Author:

My presentation for the 2018 Visual Snow Conference is now online. I discuss my journey and how...

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May 29, 2018 Author:

My Mindful Developer keynote from DevoxxUK is now available online at their Youtube channel. If you're interested in...

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May 20, 2018 Author:

My Deep Learning talk at DevoxxUK is now available online at DevoxxUK'sYoutube channel. If you're interested in...

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May 19, 2018 Author:

My lightining talk on Machine Learning at CodeMash is now available online at CodeMash's Youtube channel. If you're...

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May 14, 2018 Author:

I've been invited to be a keynote speaker at Music City Data in Nashville, Tennessee on June...

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May 1, 2018 Author:

I'm thrilled to be giving an opening keynote at Devoxx UK on May 10. We'll be discussing...

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April 1, 2018 Author:

Article for Tinnitus Today on managing visual snow and tinnitus. http://www.ata.org/sites/default/files/TinnitusToday-Spring2018.pdf#page=40

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March 22, 2018 Author:

I've been invited to speak again this year at Pluralsight Live on Aug 28-30 in Salt Lake...

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March 14, 2018 Author:

I've been invited to give the opening keynote at Prairie Dev Con in Winnipeg, Canada...

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February 8, 2018 Author:

Curious about deep learning, neural networks, and Tensorflow? Learn what deep learning is, why it's...

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January 19, 2018 Author:

My presentation on Data Science at KCDC last year is now available online at InfoQ. If you're interested...

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January 13, 2018 Author:

CodeMash is by far one of my favorite conferences in the US. The attendees, organizers,...

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December 23, 2017 Author:

I just completed my third and final international public-speaking tour for the year. Six weeks,...

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December 11, 2017 Author:

The video of my keynote on Artificial Intelligence at Devoxx Morocco is now online. Unfortunately,...

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November 17, 2017 Author:

I presented my first international keynote on Artificial Intelligence at DevoxxMA in Morocco this week....

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October 8, 2017 Author:

I'm wrapping up my latest public-speaking tour today. Over the past three weeks, I've given...

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September 29, 2017 Author:

My first time speaking at Microsoft Ignite went very well. This was the largest conference...

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September 22, 2017 Author:

Thank you to everyone who attended my talks and panels at Pluralsight Live. Both the...

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September 20, 2017 Author:

I've been invited to speak at two events in Dubai next month. I'll be presenting...

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September 16, 2017 Author:

My latest Pluralsight course, Data Science: The Big Picture was released today. If you're interested...

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September 7, 2017 Author:

I completed the Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University and Coursera today. I had...

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August 25, 2017 Author:

Very excited to announce that I've been invited to give a keynote in Casablanca at...

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August 16, 2017 Author:

I've been invited to speak at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida in September. This will...

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August 14, 2017 Author:

David Rael took his Developer on Fire podcast on the road to KCDC to chat...

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August 11, 2017 Author:

Many years ago, I was in a band called For Love and Money. In 2004,...

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August 4, 2017 Author:

KCDC is always a great conference to attend. The attendees, the speakers, and the organizers...

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July 13, 2017 Author:

Article for the International Tinnitus Journal on the correlation between visual snow and tinnitus. http://www.tinnitusjournal.com/articles/visual-snow-syndrome-and-its-relationship-to-tinnitus.html

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July 13, 2017 Author:

The International Tinnitus Journal recently posted an article that I wrote on Visual Snow Syndrome...

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July 12, 2017 Author:

I had a great time speaking at the first ever Detroit Code conference. It's always...

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July 9, 2017 Author:

Microsoft's David Giard interviewed me for his Technology and Friends show. We discussed why data...

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July 1, 2017 Author:

I am honored to recieve my second Microsoft MVP Award today. I love being a...

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June 18, 2017 Author:

Today is the final day of my 47-day speaking tour across Europe and the US....

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June 17, 2017 Author:

I spoke at my first Geek Girl TechCon in San Diego today. It was great...

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June 9, 2017 Author:

Thank you to everyone who attended my workshop and my talk at DevSum. I really...

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June 1, 2017 Author:

My interview with Katharine Beaumont at Devoxx UK is now online. We discussed data science,...

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May 20, 2017 Author:

I spoke at NextBuild in Eindhoven, Neatherlands today. Great turnout for my Clean Architecture talk....

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May 18, 2017 Author:

My first SDD conference in London is a wrap. I had a great time visiting...

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May 17, 2017 Author:

The video of my presentation on Data Visualization with R from Devoxx is now online.

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May 12, 2017 Author:

I had a great time speaking at my first Devoxx conference in the UK yesterday....

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May 8, 2017 Author:

Learn what data science is and why it's important in my Voxxed Q&A. https://www.voxxed.com/2017/05/what-is-data-science/

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May 6, 2017 Author:

My latest Pluralsight course titled Writing Testable Code has been published. If you'd like to...

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May 6, 2017 Author:

Learn what data science is and why it's important in my Voxxed Q&A. Read article...

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May 5, 2017 Author:

I've been invited to speak at IT/Dev Connections again this fall in San Francisco. I'll...

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May 1, 2017 Author:

I wrote an article for The Hearing Journal titled What Visual Snow May Tell Us...

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May 1, 2017 Author:

The high correlation of visual snow patients reporting tinnitus suggests that they may share a...

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April 19, 2017 Author:

Looking forward to speaking at the inaugural Detroit Code in July. I'll be presenting on...

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April 7, 2017 Author:

Very excited to invited to speak at KCDC again this year. I'll be giving two...

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April 6, 2017 Author:

I've been invited to speak at NextBuild in Eindhoven, Netherlands in May. This will be...

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April 1, 2017 Author:

I created a quick tool called Shortcuts to Hyperlinks that converts a list of Windows URL shortcuts...

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March 28, 2017 Author:

I've been invited to speak at the first-ever Pluralsight LIVE in Salt Lake City, Utah in September....

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February 9, 2017 Author:

To assist me with converting my old website over to ASP.NET MVC Core, I created...

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February 8, 2017 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at Devoxx UK today. My presentation will be on...

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January 26, 2017 Author:

The Las Vegas .NET User Group invited me to speak on Clean Code at their monthly meeting tonight. It...

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January 17, 2017 Author:

My latest Pluralsight course, Clean Architecture: Patterns, Practices, and Principles, has been published. It covers how...

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January 13, 2017 Author:

CodeMash 2017 is a wrap. I sat on an MVP discussion panel, hosted a full-day workshop, and gave a...

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January 9, 2017 Author:

As a life-long geek, I've dreamed of attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) since I first heard...

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January 6, 2017 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at DevSum in Stockholm, Sweden in June. This will be my...

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January 1, 2017 Author:

I spoke at a medical conference this summer on visual snow syndrome, tinnitus, and managing bothersome symptoms...

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December 12, 2016 Author:

I've been invited to speak at the Software Design and Development (SDD) conference in London in May....

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December 4, 2016 Author:

In the book Clean Code, Robert C. Martin (aka. Uncle Bob), asks several software-industry experts to define...

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December 1, 2016 Author:

My Developer on Fire interview with David Rael was published today. We discussed scientific approaches to software development, software...

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November 10, 2016 Author:

I'm wrapping up four days of learning, networking, and providing feedback to Microsoft at the MVP...

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November 3, 2016 Author:

The R programming language is a popular tool for creating data visualizations. Its interactive programming...

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October 31, 2016 Author:

An Observation In the past, it was difficult to gather reliable data about our software...

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October 29, 2016 Author:

The first-ever Prairie Code was a great experience. My talk and live-music performance at the attendee party were both...

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October 28, 2016 Author:

The InfoQ video of my presentation on Data Visualization with R at KCDCis now online. It provides an introduction to...

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October 26, 2016 Author:

My latest Pluralsight course titled Data Science with R was released today. If you're interested in learning...

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October 23, 2016 Author:

DevUp in St. Louis is a wrap. I presented a full-day workshop and an hour-long session on Clean Architecture....

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October 14, 2016 Author:

I had a great time speaking at IT/Dev Connections this week. So much fun and knowledge packed...

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October 7, 2016 Author:

All four our my presentations at VS Live in both Anaheim, CA and Washington DC went very well. What...

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September 30, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation yesterday to speak at CodeMash in Sandusky, Ohio again this year. Last year's...

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September 12, 2016 Author:

Jim Collision of Gallup, Inc. interviewed me at HDC last week. We discussed my Practical Data Science with R workshop and various...

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September 9, 2016 Author:

My latest Pluralsight course titled Mastering Data Visualization with R has been published. It teaches you how...

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September 8, 2016 Author:

My full-day workshop on Practical Data Science with R at AIM | hdc was a success. In fact, the...

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August 29, 2016 Author:

I spoke with Seth Juarez during a Microsoft Channel 9 interview at That Conference. We discussed Clean Architecture and how...

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August 19, 2016 Author:

As I speak at various conferences and events, I often get asked for my recommendations...

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August 9, 2016 Author:

I'm very happy to be invited to speak at the first ever Prairie Codeconference in Des...

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August 8, 2016 Author:

I submitted my HoloLens talk to this year's SXSW Interactive conference. If you'd like to see me present...

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July 28, 2016 Author:

Kyle Baley interviewed me for the Western Devs podcast at Prairie Dev Con. We discussed Exploratory Data Analysis with...

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July 27, 2016 Author:

Pluralsight published my third course titled Multivariate Data Visualization with R today. If you're interested in learning...

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July 25, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at IT/Dev Connections in Las Vegas in October. It...

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July 22, 2016 Author:

I recently read three books that have had a pretty profound impact on my day-to-day...

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July 11, 2016 Author:

The data refinery is a design pattern for providing data to multiple consumers in a...

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July 1, 2016 Author:

I received my first Microsoft MVP Award today. Very happy to be part of such...

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June 26, 2016 Author:

Kent Dodds invited me to be on his podcast JavaScript Air at KCDC. The video and audio of the podcast are now available...

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June 25, 2016 Author:

I participated in a discussion panel at KCDC on Lifelong Learning as a Software Developer. The video of the discussion...

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June 24, 2016 Author:

This year's KCDC was the best ever. I presented my first full-day workshop, a new presentation, participated in a...

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June 17, 2016 Author:

I spoke at the 24th International Tinnitus Conference at the University of Iowa Medical College...

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June 11, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at the new Dev Up Conference (formerly St. Louis Days of...

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June 2, 2016 Author:

I've been invited to speak at AIM | hdc again this year. This time, I will be...

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May 20, 2016 Author:

Both my workshop on Practical Data Science with R and my presentation on Clean Architecture at Nebraska Code went extremely well....

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May 8, 2016 Author:

Iowa Public Television created a segment on Igor Technologies for their Iowa Entrepreneur series. I've been consulting and creating software...

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May 5, 2016 Author:

Well, it looks like I will be speaking at both Visual Studio Live in Anaheim,...

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May 1, 2016 Author:

I received my Microsoft HoloLens Dev Kit a couple weeks ago. Since then I've been exploring the...

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April 24, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation this weekend to speak at Visual Studio Live in Anaheim, CA....

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April 17, 2016 Author:

I judged the annual Computational Thinking Competition at Iowa State University again this year. After...

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April 17, 2016 Author:

Once a year, I'm invited to judge the Computation Thinking Competition at my alma mater, Iowa State...

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April 14, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation this week to speak at That Conference at the Kalahari in...

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April 12, 2016 Author:

Thank you to everyone who attended my presentations at Prairie Dev Con this week. In...

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April 11, 2016 Author:

My first Pluralsight article How to Start Programming in R was published today. If you're...

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April 6, 2016 Author:

I spent the day at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago attending a full-day Azure...

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March 27, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at Nebraska Code today. On the agenda is my...

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March 11, 2016 Author:

I am very happy to announce that Pluralsight published my second course, Beginning Data Visualization...

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March 4, 2016 Author:

The video of my presentation on Clean Code at NDC London went online today. If...

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February 26, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at KCDC today. My sessions this year will include...

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February 25, 2016 Author:

My .NET Rocks interview went online today. We discussed the economics, psychology and science of...

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February 17, 2016 Author:

My Channel 9 interview with Seth Juarez from CodeMash is online now. We discussed the...

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February 3, 2016 Author:

I've spent many hours during my career writing unit tests for classes that use data...

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January 19, 2016 Author:

I received an invitation to speak at Prairie Dev Con in April in Winnipeg, Manitoba,...

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January 17, 2016 Author:

I spent the past two weeks on the road speaking at both CodeMash and NDC...

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January 1, 2016 Author:

Reflecting back on this past year, I have so much to be thankful for. Speaking...

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December 12, 2015 Author:

Both of my presentations on Clean Architecture: Patterns, Practices, and Principles for the Iowa Code...

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November 23, 2015 Author:

R is a statistical programming language that has become very popular in recent years for...

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November 19, 2015 Author:

I just finished a 4-day course on Practical Data Science with Cortana Analytics: Azure Machine...

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November 16, 2015 Author:

I created a short 60-second trailer for my new Pluralsight course Exploratory Data Analysis with...

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November 10, 2015 Author:

My first Pluralsight course Exploratory Data Analysis with R was published today. Please feel free...

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November 6, 2015 Author:

I had a great time at the Microsoft MVP Global Summit this week. It was...

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November 1, 2015 Author:

I just received an invitation this weekend to speak at NDC London. This will be...

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October 24, 2015 Author:

I just received an invitation to the Microsoft MVP Global Summit in Redmond, WA. We...

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September 30, 2015 Author:

Today I received an invitation to join the ASPInsiders. The ASPInsiders are an international group...

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September 26, 2015 Author:

The video of my podcast interview at the AIM | HDC conference is online now....

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September 14, 2015 Author:

The video of my Exploratory Data Analysis with R presentation from KCDC is now available...

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September 12, 2015 Author:

My presentations from AIM | hdc (Heartland Developers Conference) are now online. Both presentations went...

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September 9, 2015 Author:

I just found out today that I've been invited to speak at CodeMash in Sandusky,...

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August 2, 2015 Author:

Just for fun, I created a quick open-source video game called Asteroids: in the 2nd...

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July 18, 2015 Author:

I've been invited to speak at AIM | hdc (Heartland Developers Conference) in Omaha, Nebraska...

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June 27, 2015 Author:

KCDC was a blast! Both of my presentations went extremely well, I learned a lot,...

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May 12, 2015 Author:

I just found out this weekend that my Pluralsight audition has been accepted and I'm...

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April 27, 2015 Author:

I'm a big fan of Clean Architecture patterns, practices, and principles. One of the Clean Architecture practices...

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April 11, 2015 Author:

I had some free time this morning, so I created a simple console application called...

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March 8, 2015 Author:

I've been invited to speak at KCDC (Kansas City Developers Conference) on June 24-26. My...

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January 4, 2015 Author:

Over the weekend I created a simple console application called IOM DAT to CSV that...

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September 21, 2014 Author:

I have been invited to speak at the DAMA (Data Management) Iowa Chapter on Tuesday,...

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August 16, 2014 Author:

My presentation on Exploratory Data Analysis with R at That Conference this week went very...

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June 1, 2014 Author:

After giving it some thought, I've decided that I'm going to take some time off...

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May 15, 2014 Author:

I've been invited to speak at That Conference in Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 12. My...

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May 1, 2014 Author:

Today we released version 0.2.0 of Data Explorer, an open-source interactive data-visualization tool for everyone....

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April 19, 2014 Author:

I was a judge again this year for the ISU K-12 Computational Thinking Competition. Once...

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April 2, 2014 Author:

After two years of work on nights and weekends, I finally released the first production...

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April 1, 2014 Author:

To start the new year in good form, I created my first article for this...

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March 26, 2014 Author:

The Nebraska Code Camp posted an article about me as their featured speaker of the...

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February 25, 2014 Author:

I've been invited to speak again at the Nebraska Code Camp on March 29th. My...

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February 3, 2014 Author:

I've been invited to speak at the Twin Cities Code Camp on April 5th. My...

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January 1, 2014 Author:

In 2005 Martin Fowler attended a workshop on enterprise software development where he and the other workshop...

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December 5, 2013 Author:

My presentation on Clean Code for the 10th Anniversary of the Iowa .NET User Group...

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November 13, 2013 Author:

I've been invited to demo my Data Explorer at the St. Louis Days of .NET...

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November 7, 2013 Author:

Iowa State University's Computer Science Department presented me with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at...

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November 4, 2013 Author:

My presentation on Exploratory Data Analysis with R at the Iowa Code Camp went very...

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October 1, 2013 Author:

I have been invited to speak at the next Agile Iowa meeting on Wednesday, October...

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August 2, 2013 Author:

I've started working on my Data Explorer software again in my free time. My current...

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July 1, 2013 Author:

I completed my third online course through Coursera this week. The course was Introduction to...

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June 22, 2013 Author:

I uploaded the video of my presentation Why Agile? The Economics, Psychology, and Science of...

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June 8, 2013 Author:

I was a guest speaker at the Iowa Code Camp in Iowa City today. My...

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May 24, 2013 Author:

I've been invited to speak at the Iowa Code Camp on June 8th in Iowa...

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April 13, 2013 Author:

I was a judge in the ISU K-12 Computational Thinking Competition today. The quality and...

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March 22, 2013 Author:

I completed my second online course through Coursera today. The course was Data Analysis offered...

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March 16, 2013 Author:

My presentation at the Nebraska Code Camp on Exploratory Data Analysis with R went really...

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February 19, 2013 Author:

I've been invited to speak at the Nebraska Code Camp on March 16 in Lincoln...

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February 6, 2013 Author:

I completed my first online course through Coursera today. The course was Computing for Data...

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January 3, 2013 Author:

Over Christmas break I took the Professional Scrum Master Certification (PSM I) exam through Scrum.org....

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January 1, 2013 Author:

After a year of development, I'm releasing the first public preview of my Data Explorer...

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November 19, 2012 Author:

I uploaded the video of my Iowa Code Camp presentation to my YouTube account. You...

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November 15, 2012 Author:

I was a guest speaker for two classes at Iowa State University today. My first...

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October 27, 2012 Author:

I was a guest speaker at the Iowa Code Camp today. My presentation was titled...

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October 5, 2012 Author:

Welcome to my new website. I created this site to replace my previous website at...