Matthew Renze

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Choosing R vS Python for data science

2018-09-19 - Choosing R vs. Python for Data Science

A question that seems to come up quite frequently is: Which language should I choose for Data Science? Learn when to choose between R and Python in my latest article.


Genetic algorithms

2018-09-18 - Genetic Algorithms in Python

I've been spending some time learning about genetic algorithms lately. So I implemented my own genetic-algorithm solution to the knapsack problem. If you're interested, you can find my source code on github.


Matthew speaking with Oracle

2018-09-03 - Interview with Oracle Developers

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


Nasdaq Spotlight

2018-08-29 - Nasdaq Spotlight interview

During Pluralsight Live 2018, I had the chance to chat with Nasdaq Spotlight about being a Pluralsight author and data science consultant. If your interested, you can watch the video here.


AntarctiConf 2020

2018-08-24 - AntarctiConf Promo Video

Heather Wilde and I created a short promo video for AntarctiConf 2020. Please be sure to check out the video and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. For more information, please visit our website.


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2018-08-21 - PowerPoint to PDF Scripts

I created a set of Python scripts to convert Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX) to Adobe PDF. You can find the open-source scripts on GitHub.

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2018-08-17 - Announcing AntarctiConf 2020

Heather Wilde and I are pleased to announce AntarctiConf 2020. It's a 4-day mastermind, mini-conference, and retreat taking place on a 16-day cruise to Antarctica. For more information, please visit our website.


Path to Data Science

2018-08-15 - Getting Started with Data Science

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is "How do I get started with Data Science". So I created an article to help others choose the right path on the road to learning data science.


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2018-08-12 - Dark Sky Weather Scripts

I created a series of Python scripts that get historical weather data from the Dark Sky weather API based on Google location data. You can find the open-source scripts on GitHub.


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2018-08-11 - Google Location Scripts

I created a series of Python scripts that convert, summarize, and reverse-geocode Google location data for a data analysis project I'm working on. You can find the open-source scripts on GitHub.


From the Depths of Madness

2018-07-15 - From the Depths of Madness

My friend Jeremy Sharp released his new book today called From the Depths of Madness. I was both an editor and the author of the foreward. We hope it might help raise awareness for mental health in our society.


Microsoft MVP Award

2018-07-01 - Microsoft MVP Award

I am honored to recieve my third Microsoft MVP Award today. This year I was awarded in the Artificial Intelligence category.


Matthew Renze speaking at Visual Snow conference

2018-06-22 - Visual Snow Conference Video

My presentation for the 2018 Visual Snow Conference is now online. I discuss my journey and how I’ve managed to improve my quality of life. For more info, please visit the Visual Snow Initiative website.


Matthew Renze speaking at DevoxxUK

2018-05-29 - The Mindful Developer at DevoxxUK

My Mindful Developer keynote from DevoxxUK is now available online at their Youtube channel. If you're interested in the science of stress management and how can it help in your IT career, be sure to watch it!


Matthew Renze speaking at DevoxxUK

2018-05-20 - Deep Learning Video at DevoxxUK

My Deep Learning talk at DevoxxUK is now available online at DevoxxUK's Youtube channel. If you're interested in deep learning but couldn't make it to the event, go check it out!


Code Mash

2018-05-19 - Machine Learning Video at CodeMash

My lightining talk on Machine Learning at CodeMash is now available online at CodeMash's Youtube channel. If you're interested in machine learning, but don't know where to start, be sure to check it out.


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2018-05-14 - Invitation to Keynote at Music City Data

I've been invited to be a keynote speaker at Music City Data in Nashville, Tennessee on June 2nd. My keynote presentation will be on Artificial Intelligence.


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2018-05-01 - Invitation to Keynote at Devoxx UK

I'm thrilled to be giving an opening keynote at Devoxx UK on May 10. We'll be discussing the use of mindfulness practices to manage stress in software development.


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2018-03-22 - Invitation to Speak at Pluralsight Live

I've been invited to speak again this year at Pluralsight Live on Aug 28-30 in Salt Lake City, Utah I'll be delivering a brand new talk on creating better software through data science.


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2018-03-14 - Invitation to Keynote at Prairie Dev Con

I've been invited to give the opening keynote at Prairie Dev Con in Winnipeg, Canada on June 5-6. My keynote presentation will be on Artificial Intelligence


2018-02-08 - Deep Learning: The Big Picture

Curious about deep learning, neural networks, and Tensorflow? Learn what deep learning is, why it's important, and how it works in my new Pluralsight course Deep Learning: The Big Picture.


2018-01-19 - Data Science Video on InfoQ

My presentation on Data Science at KCDC last year is now available online at InfoQ. If you're interested in data science, but don't know where to start, this video was made for you.


2018-01-13 - CodeMash Conference Recap

CodeMash is by far one of my favorite conferences in the US. The attendees, organizers, and speakers are all top notch every year. I was honored to be a part of this great conference again this year.


Map of Matthew Renze's public speaking tour

2017-12-23 - Public Speaking Tour #3 Recap

I just completed my third and final international public-speaking tour for the year. Six weeks, five continents, four workshops, three presentations, and over 50,000 miles. Ready for some time off .


Matthew Renze speaking at Devoxx Morocco

2017-12-11 - AI Keynote Video

The video of my keynote on Artificial Intelligence at Devoxx Morocco is now online. Unfortunately, the first half of the keynote appears to be missing. However, you can check out the tail end of the video here.


Matthew Renze speaking at Devoxx Morocco

2017-11-17 - International Keynote on AI

I presented my first international keynote on Artificial Intelligence at DevoxxMA in Morocco this week. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the entire Devoxx crew for putting on a great conference!


Map of public speaking tour

2017-10-08 - Public Speaking Tour #2 Recap

I'm wrapping up my latest public-speaking tour today. Over the past three weeks, I've given 11 talks at five events, spoken to hundreds of people, and traveled over 24,000 miles. It's good to be home.


Matthew Renze speaking at Microsoft Ignite

2017-09-29 - Microsoft Ignite Recap

My first time speaking at Microsoft Ignite went very well. This was the largest conference I've spoken at to date with over 25,000 attendees.


Matthew Renze speaking at Pluralsight Live

2017-09-22 - Pluralsight Live Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended my talks and panels at Pluralsight Live. Both the author summit and the main event more than exceeded my expectations.


Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

2017-09-20 - Invitation to Speak in Dubai

I've been invited to speak at two events in Dubai next month. I'll be presenting on Deep Learning for Microsoft Developers UAE and on Data Science for Dubytes.


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2017-09-16 - Data Science: The Big Picture

My latest Pluralsight course, Data Science: The Big Picture was released today. If you're interested in data science, be sure to check it out.


Matthew Renze's Data Science Specialization certificate

2017-09-07 - Data Science Specialization

I completed the Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University and Coursera today. I had a perfect score in all 9 courses and 97.5% on the capstone project.


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2017-08-25 - Invitation to Speak at Devoxx Morocco

Very excited to announce that I've been invited to give a keynote in Casablanca at Devoxx Morocco in November. My keynote presentation will be on Artificial Intelligence.


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2017-08-16 - Invitation to Speak at Microsoft Ignite

I've been invited to speak at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida in September. This will be my first time speaking at Ignite. Talks will include both Data Science and Machine Learning with R.


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2017-08-14 - Dev on Fire Interview

David Rael took his Developer on Fire podcast on the road to KCDC to chat with me for his first-ever on-site interview. We talked about data science, deep learning, music, cycling, and mindfulness.


For Love and Money - And Everything in Between

2017-08-11 - 2004 Album Online

Many years ago, I was in a band called For Love and Money. In 2004, we released our debut album titled: And Everything in Between. As of today, this album is freely available to everyone on YouTube.


Matthew Renze speaking at KCDC

2017-08-04 - KCDC 2017 Recap

KCDC is always a great conference to attend. The attendees, the speakers, and the organizers make this one of my favorite conferences every year. Thank you to everyone who attended my talks.


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2017-07-13 - International Tinnitus Journal Article

The International Tinnitus Journal recently posted an article that I wrote on Visual Snow Syndrome and It's Relationship to Tinnitus. This is my second article on this topic in a peer-reviewed journal.


Matthew Renze speaking at Detroit Code

2017-07-12 - Detroit Code Recap

I had a great time speaking at the first ever Detroit Code conference. It's always fun being part of a new conference and speaking in a new city.


Matthew Renze interviewed by David Giard

2017-07-09 - Interview with David Giard

Microsoft's David Giard interviewed me for his Technology and Friends show. We discussed why data science and machine learning are important for software developers.


Microsoft MVP Award

2017-07-01 - Microsoft MVP Award

I am honored to recieve my second Microsoft MVP Award today. I love being a part of this group of people making an impact in our industry.


Matthew Renze's 2017 public speaking tour

2017-06-18 - European Speaking Tour Recap

Today is the final day of my 47-day speaking tour across Europe and the US. During this time, I visited 10 countries, traveled over 30,000 miles, walked 313 miles, and climbed 1,370 flights of steps.


Matthew Renze speaking at Geek Girl TechCon

2017-06-17 - Geek Girl TechCon Recap

I spoke at my first Geek Girl TechCon in San Diego today. It was great to see so much enthusiasm and passion for technology under one roof.


Matthew Renze speaking at DevSum

2017-06-09 - DevSum Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended my workshop and my talk at DevSum. I really enjoyed the entire event and my first time visiting Sweden.


Matthew Renze interview at Devoxx UK

2017-06-01 - Interview at Devoxx UK

My interview with Katharine Beaumont at Devoxx UK is now online. We discussed data science, machine learning, and deep neural networks.


Matthew Renze speaking at NextBuild

2017-05-20 - NextBuild Recap

I spoke at NextBuild in Eindhoven, Neatherlands today. Great turnout for my Clean Architecture talk. I enjoyed making new friends there as well.


Matthew Renze speaking at SDD London

2017-05-18 - SDD London Recap

My first SDD conference in London is a wrap. I had a great time visiting with several old friends and making a few new friends as well.


Video of Matthew Renze speaking at Devoxx

2017-05-17 - Devoxx Presenation Video

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


Matthew Renze speaking at Devoxx UK

2017-05-12 - Devoxx UK Recap

I had a great time speaking at my first Devoxx conference in the UK yesterday. The attendees, the speakers, and the organizers all did a great job making this an amazing conference.


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2017-05-06 - Data Science Q&A with Voxxed

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

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Writing Testable Code

2017-05-06 - Writing Testable Code

My latest Pluralsight course titled Writing Testable Code has been published. If you'd like to learn how to write code that makes automated testing quick, easy, and enjoyable, be sure to check it out.


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2017-05-05 - Invitation to Speak at IT/Dev Connections

I've been invited to speak at IT/Dev Connections again this fall in San Francisco. I'll be presenting on Exploratory Data Analysis with R and Data Visualization with R.


The Hearing Journal

2017-05-01 - Article in The Hearing Journal

I wrote an article for The Hearing Journal titled What Visual Snow May Tell Us About Tinnitus which discusses the relationship between visual snow and tinnitus.


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2017-04-19 - Invitation to Speak at Detroit Code

Looking forward to speaking at the inaugural Detroit Code in July. I'll be presenting on Data Science: The Big Picture and Machine Learning with R.


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2017-04-07 - Invitation to Speak at KCDC

Very excited to invited to speak at KCDC again this year. I'll be giving two brand new talks Data Science: The Big Picture and Machine Learning with R.


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2017-04-06 - Invitation to Speak at NextBuild

I've been invited to speak at NextBuild in Eindhoven, Netherlands in May. This will be my first time speaking in the Netherlands so I am really looking forward to it.


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2017-04-01 - Shortcuts to Hyperlinks

I created a quick tool called Shortcuts to Hyperlinks that converts a list of Windows URL shortcuts to a page of HTML hyperlinks. The code is available on Github.


Pluralsight Live

2017-03-28 - Invitation to Speak at Pluralsight Live

I've been invited to speak at the first-ever Pluralsight LIVE in Salt Lake City, Utah in September. This will be one of the largest gatherings of top-experts in the software industry. I'm very happy to be a part of it.


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2017-02-09 - Website Link Checker

To assist me with converting my old website over to ASP.NET MVC Core, I created a simple Website Link Checker. In the spirit of open source, I've made the source code freely available via Github.


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2017-02-08 - Invitation to Speak at Devoxx UK

I received an invitation to speak at Devoxx UK today. My presentation will be on Data Visualization with R. This is my first time speaking at Devoxx and second time in the UK.


Matthew Renze speaking at the Las Vegas .NET User Group

2017-01-26 - Las Vegas .NET User Group Recap

The Las Vegas .NET User Group invited me to speak on Clean Code at their monthly meeting tonight. It was my first time speaking there and I really enjoyed getting to meet everyone in the group.


Clean Architecture: Patterns, Practices, and Principles

2017-01-17 - Clean Architecture Course Published

My latest Pluralsight course, Clean Architecture: Patterns, Practices, and Principles, has been published. It covers how to create modern software architecture that is simple, understandable, testable, and maintainable.


Matthew Renze speaking at CodeMash 2017

2017-01-13 - CodeMash Recap

CodeMash 2017 is a wrap. I sat on an MVP discussion panel, hosted a full-day workshop, and gave a new talk titled: The Mindful Developer. I had a great time visiting with old friends and making some new friends too.


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2017-01-09 - CES 2017: A Developer's Perspective

A developer's perspective on technology and trends at CES 2017.

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2017-01-06 - Invitation to Speak at DevSum in Sweden

I received an invitation to speak at DevSum in Stockholm, Sweden in June. This will be my first time speaking in Sweden and I'm really looking forward to it.


Matthew Renze presenting on Visual Snow Syndrome and Its Relationship to Tinnitus

2017-01-01 - Medical Conference Presentation Video

I spoke at a medical conference this summer on visual snow syndrome, tinnitus, and managing bothersome symptoms with mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation. The video of my talk is now online.


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