Matthew Renze

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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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2016-12-12 - Invitation to Speak at SDD London

I've been invited to speak at the Software Design and Development (SDD) conference in London in May. This will be my second time speaking in the UK but my first time at SDD.


Clean Code

2016-12-04 - What is Clean Code?

Thoughts on what clean code is, why it's important, and how to learn to write clean code.

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2016-12-01 - Developer on Fire Interview

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


Matthew Renze at Microsoft MVP Global Summit

2016-11-10 - MVP Global Summit Recap

I'm wrapping up four days of learning, networking, and providing feedback to Microsoft at the MVP Global Summit today. It was great to see all of my old friends and to make new friends as well.


Data Visualization with R

2016-11-03 - How to Create Data Visualizations with R

Learn how to create data visualizations with the three main plotting systems in R.

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DevSci Venn Diagram

2016-10-31 - DevSci: Agile, DevOps, and Data Science

An observation about how Agile, DevOps, and Data Science are converging to produce the DevSci movement.

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Matthew Renze speaking at Prairie Code

2016-10-29 - Prairie Code Recap

The first-ever Prairie Code was a great experience. My talk and live-music performance at the attendee party were both well received. It was great having so many friends in town to show them a bit of Iowa hospitality.


Matthew Renze speaking on data visualization in InfoQ video

2016-10-28 - Data Visualization with R on InfoQ

The InfoQ video of my presentation on Data Visualization with R at KCDC is now online. It provides an introduction to the data visualization using the three main plotting systems in R.


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2016-10-26 - Data Science with R

My latest Pluralsight course titled Data Science with R was released today. If you're interested in learning how to transform your data into actionable insight, I highly recommend you check it out.


Matthew Renze presenting at DevUp

2016-10-23 - DevUp Recap

DevUp in St. Louis is a wrap. I presented a full-day workshop and an hour-long session on Clean Architecture. However, my favorite part of the conference was visiting with all my friends there.


Matthew Renze presenting at IT/Dev Connections

2016-10-14 - IT/Dev Connections Recap

I had a great time speaking at IT/Dev Connections this week. So much fun and knowledge packed into such a short amount of time. What a great group of speakers, attendees, and conference organizers.


Matthew Renze presenting at VS Live

2016-10-07 - Visual Studio Live Recap

All four our my presentations at VS Live in both Anaheim, CA and Washington DC went very well. What a great way to kick off my five-week speaking tour.


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2016-09-30 - Invitation to Speak at CodeMash

I received an invitation yesterday to speak at CodeMash in Sandusky, Ohio again this year. Last year's CodeMash was a great experience and I'm really looking forward to speaking there again.


Matthew Renze being interviewed by Jim Collision

2016-09-12 - HDC Interview with Jim Collision

Jim Collision of Gallup, Inc. interviewed me at HDC last week. We discussed my Practical Data Science with R workshop and various topics like IoT, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.


Mastering Data Visualization with R

2016-09-09 - Mastering Data Visualization with R

My latest Pluralsight course titled Mastering Data Visualization with R has been published. It teaches you how to create advanced data visualizations to transform your data into actionable insight.


Matthew Renze presenting Practical Data Science with R workshop at HDC 2016

2016-09-08 - AIM | hdc Recap

My full-day workshop on Practical Data Science with R at AIM | hdc was a success. In fact, the entire conference has been an excellent learning experience with a great group of people.


Matthew Renze and Seth Juarez

2016-08-29 - Channel 9 Interview with Seth Juarez

I spoke with Seth Juarez during a Microsoft Channel 9 interview at That Conference. We discussed Clean Architecture and how we can use these practices to create maintainable software architecture.


Bookshelf

2016-08-19 - Top Programming Books

I created a list of the top books that I've read on Agile practices, code craftsmanship, and data science, over the course of my career. These books have had the most impact on my knowledge in each of these subjects.


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2016-08-09 - Invitation to Speak at Prairie Code

I'm very happy to be invited to speak at the first ever Prairie Code conference in Des Moines in October. I'll be giving three presentations at this inaugural event.


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2016-08-08 - HoloLens Talk Voting at SXSW

I submited my HoloLens talk to this year's SXSW Interactive conference. If you'd like to see me present this talk at SXSW, please consider voting for it at the SXSW Panel Picker site.


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2016-07-28 - Western Devs Podcast Interview

Kyle Baley interviewed me for the Western Devs podcast at Prairie Dev Con. We discussed Exploratory Data Analysis with R and the growing popularity of the R programming language.


Multivariate Data Visualization with R

2016-07-27 - Multivariate Data Visualization with R

Pluralsight published my third course titled Multivariate Data Visualization with R today. If you're interested in learning how to create and interpret data visualizations involving three or more variables, please check it out.


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2016-07-25 - Invitation to Speak at IT/Dev Connections

I received an invitation to speak at IT/Dev Connections in Las Vegas in October. It will be my first time speaking at this conference so I'm very excited to speak there and be a part of this conference.


What is Essential?

2016-07-22 - What is Essential?

I wrote an article about three books I recently read (i.e. Essentialism, The Power of Habit, and Getting Things Done) and the new homepage I created to help build the habit of focusing on the essential few things that matter.


Big Data Refinery

2016-07-11 - The Big Data Refinery

I wrote an article describing the Data Refinery pattern, which is a pattern for handing multiple consumers of Big Data. I learned about this pattern from my interactions with the Big Data Group at Microsoft.


Microsoft MVP Award

2016-07-01 - Microsoft MVP Award

I received my first Microsoft MVP Award today. Very happy to be part of such an amazing group of people! In addition, I'm really looking forward to attending the Microsoft MVP Global Summit again in November.


JavaScript Air

2016-06-26 - JavaScript Air Interview

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


KCDC Discussion Panel

2016-06-25 - Lifelong Learning as a Developer

I participated in a discussion panel at KCDC on Lifelong Learning as a Software Developer. The video of the discussion panel is now available online. I thought all of the panelist did an excellent job.


Matthew Renze presenting at KCDC

2016-06-24 - KCDC Recap

This year's KCDC was the best ever. I presented my first full-day workshop, a new presentation, participated in a Startland News panel discussion in front of almost 1,600 people, and was interviewed by Kent Dodds on JavaScript Air. All in all it was a great experience.


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2016-06-17 - Tinnitus Conference Presentation

I spoke at the 24th International Tinnitus Conference at the University of Iowa Medical College yesterday. The feedback I received on my presentation was very positive. Thank you to Dr. Rich Tyler for inviting me to speak at my first medical conference.


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2016-06-11 - Invitation to Speak at Dev Up Conference

I received an invitation to speak at the new Dev Up Conference (formerly St. Louis Days of .NET). This year, I'll be presenting my Clean Architecture talk and my new HoloLens talk.


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2016-06-02 - Invitation to Speak at AIM | hdc

I've been invited to speak at AIM | hdc again this year. This time, I will be presenting a full-day version of my Practical Data Science with R workshop. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole HDC crew again this year.


Matthew Renze Speaking at Nebraska Code

2016-05-20 - Nebraska Code Presentations

Both my workshop on Practical Data Science with R and my presentation on Clean Architecture at Nebraska Code went extremely well. I also had a great time seeing with all of my friends at the conference.


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2016-05-08 - Iowa Entrepreneur: IGOR Technologies

Iowa Public Television created a segment on Igor Technologies for their Iowa Entrepreneur series. I've been consulting and creating software with the Igor team for over three years now. This is what we've built.


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2016-05-05 - Invitation to Speak at VS Live (Wash. DC)

Well, it looks like I will be speaking at both Visual Studio Live in Anaheim, CA and now Washington, DC as well. Both of my talks at both conferences will be on R using R Tools for Visual Studio.


Microsoft HoloLens

2016-05-01 - Hello HoloWorld

First impressions developing holographic applications for the Microsoft HoloLens.

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2016-04-24 - Invitation to Speak at VS Live (Anaheim)

I received an invitation this weekend to speak at Visual Studio Live in Anaheim, CA. Both of my talks will be on R using R Tools for Visual Studio. This conference is a pretty big step forward in public speaking for me.


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2016-04-17 - Motivating Young Software Developers

I judged the annual Computational Thinking Competition at Iowa State University again this year. After another great experience, I decided to write an article about what I've learned from the event over the years.


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2016-04-14 - Invitation to Speak at That Conference

I received an invitation this week to speak at That Conference at the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells. I'm looking forward to seeing all of my friends there again and presenting on Clean Architecture.


Matthew Renze Speaking at Prairie Dev Con 2016

2016-04-12 - Prairie Dev Con Slides Posted

Thank you to everyone who attended my presentations at Prairie Dev Con this week. In addition, thank you to D'Arcy Lussier for inviting me to speak in Winnipeg, Canada. All of my slides and demos are now online.


Getting Started with R

2016-04-11 - How to Start Programming in R

My first Pluralsight article How to Start Programming in R was published today. If you're interested in learning R, this is a great place to start.


Azure IoT Suite

2016-04-06 - Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Training

I spent the day at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago attending a full-day Azure IoT Suite workshop. We learned how to build cloud-scale IoT solutions for remote monitoring, command-and-control, streaming analytics, and predictive maintainance.


Nebraska Code

2016-03-27 - Invitation to Speak at Nebraska Code

I received an invitation to speak at Nebraska Code today. On the agenda is my new Practical Data Science with R workshop. This will be my first time giving a half-day workshop, so I'm quite excited for the event.


Beginning Data Visualization

2016-03-11 - Beginning Data Visualization with R

I am very happy to announce that Pluralsight published my second course, Beginning Data Visualization with R, today. If you're interested in learning how to create and interpret data visualizations with R, please be sure to check out this course.


Matthew Renze presenting at NDC London

2016-03-04 - NDC London Presentation Video

The video of my presentation on Clean Code at NDC London went online today. If you missed the presentation, you can now watch it online in its entirety.


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2016-02-26 - Invitation to Speak at KCDC

I received an invitation to speak at KCDC today. My sessions this year will include a new presentation on Data Visualization with R and my new Practical Data Science with R workshop.


.NET Rocks

2016-02-25 - .NET Rocks Interview

My .NET Rocks interview went online today. We discussed the economics, psychology and science of Agile. Thanks to Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell for a great interview.


Matthew Renze and Seth Juarez on Channel 9

2016-02-17 - Channel 9 Interview with Seth Juarez

My Channel 9 interview with Seth Juarez from CodeMash is online now. We discussed the economics, psychology and science of Agile in addition to exploratory data analysis with R. Be sure to check it out.


Data Table Builder

2016-02-03 - Data Table Builder

I created an article describing how to use a data table builder to simplify the construction of data tables for unit tests in .NET. Feel free to check out the article and the source code on GitHub.


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2016-01-19 - Invitation to Speak at Prairie Dev Con

I received an invitation to speak at Prairie Dev Con in April in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. My presentations will include Why Agile Works and Exploratory Data Analysis with R. This will be my first time speaking at this conference and my first time speaking in Canada.


Matthew Renze presenting at NDC London 2016

2016-01-17 - CodeMash and NDC London Recap

I spent the past two weeks on the road speaking at both CodeMash and NDC London. All four of my presentations went very well and I meet a lot of great people along the way. I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out but I'm happy to be home.


Happy New Year

2016-01-01 - Happy New Year!

Reflecting back on this past year, I have so much to be thankful for. Speaking at several conferences, becoming a Pluralsight author, ASPInsider, and an InfoQ presenter. Plus, the Microsoft MVP Global Summit. I can't wait to see what new adventures 2016 will bring!


Matthew Renze presenting on Clean Architecture

2015-12-08 - Clean Architecture Presentations

Both of my presentations on Clean Architecture: Patterns, Practices, and Principles for the Iowa Code Camp and Iowa .NET User Group went very well. The feedback I received on the presentations was very positive. Both the slides and code are now online.


What is R

2015-11-23 - What is R?

If you're interested in learning about R, I created an article titled What is R? that provides a brief introduction. It also explains why R has become so popular for data analysis and data visualization.


Cortana Analytics

2015-11-19 - Practical Data Science / Cortana Analytics

I just finished a 4-day course on Practical Data Science with Cortana Analytics: Azure Machine Learning, SQL Data Mining and R taught by Rafal Lukawiecki. It was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in data science.


Exploratory Data Analysis with R Trailer

2015-11-16 - Trailer for Exploratory Data Analysis with R

I created a short 60-second trailer for my new Pluralsight course Exploratory Data Analysis with R. Hopefully this video will help to communication what the course is about and what people can expect to learn from the course.


Exploratory Data Analysis with R

2015-11-10 - Exploratory Data Analysis with R

My first Pluralsight course Exploratory Data Analysis with R was published today. Please feel free to check it out, spread the word, and provide feedback on the course.


Matthew Renze at Microsoft MVP Global Summit

2015-11-06 - Microsoft MVP Global Summit Recap

I had a great time at the Microsoft MVP Global Summit this week. It was a tremendous learning experience and I loved being able to interact with the Microsoft product teams and other Microsoft MVPs and Insiders.


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2015-11-01 - Invitation to Speak at NDC London

I just received an invitation this weekend to speak at NDC London. This will be my first international conference and the largest conference I've spoken at to date.


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2015-10-24 - Microsoft MVP Global Summit

I just received an invitation to the Microsoft MVP Global Summit in Redmond, WA. We will spend a week at Microsoft getting to see what cool things they are building and provide early feedback to help guide the products in the right direction.


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2015-10-20 - Invitation to Join the ASPInsiders

Today I received an invitation to join the ASPInsiders. The ASPInsiders are an international group of experts on ASP.NET technologies that provide early feedback to the product team at Microsoft. I sincerely hope that I will be a valuable addition to the group.


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2015-09-30 - Invitation to Speak at CodeMash

I just found out today that I've been invited to speak at CodeMash in Sandusky, Ohio. Codemash is one of the most highly rated conferences in the US by many of the speakers and attendees. So I'm very excited to be giving two presentations there this year.


Matthew Renze interview at AIM | hdc

2015-09-26 - HDC Podcast Interview

The video of my podcast interview at the AIM | HDC conference is online now. This was my first live interview since the mid-2000s, back when we were promoting For Love and Money's debut album.


Matthew Renze presenting at KCDC 2015 on InfoQ

2015-09-14 - KCDC Presentation on InfoQ

The video of my Exploratory Data Analysis with R presentation from KCDC is now available on InfoQ. InfoQ is one of my favoriate sites for learning about new software and technlogies, so I hope my presentation will be a valuable addition to their collection.


Matthew Renze presenting at AIM|hdc 2015

2015-09-12 - AIM | hdc Presentations Online

My presentations from AIM | hdc (Heartland Developers Conference) are now online. Both presentations went extremely well and I received a lot of great feedback. I should have a link to my podcast interview online shortly.


Asteroids: in the 2nd and 1/2th dimension

2015-08-02 - Asteroids: in the 2nd and 1/2th dimension

Just for fun, I created a quick open-source video game called Asteroids: in the 2nd and 1/2th dimension. It's a rather addictive little top-down space shooter built with Unity 3D and C#. Feel free to download the game, watch the video, or view the source code.


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2015-07-18 - Invitation to Speak at AIM | hdc

I've been invited to speak at AIM | hdc (Heartland Developers Conference) in Omaha, Nebraska on Sept 10-11. It's my first time presenting at this conference and I will be giving a new presentation titled Clean Architecture: Patterns, Practices and Principles.


Matthew Renze presenting at KCDC 2015

2015-06-27 - KCDC Presentations

KCDC was a blast! Both of my presentations went extremely well, I learned a lot, and most importantly, I got to visit with all of my old conference friends and I made some great new friends as well. Slide decks are online and an InfoQ video is on the way.


Pluralsight logo

2015-05-12 - Pluralsight Audition Approved

I just found out this weekend that my Pluralsight audition has been accepted and I'm now officially an approved Pluralsight author. I'm really looking forward to creating my first Pluralsight course over the next few weeks.


Clean Architecture in ASP.NET MVC 5

2015-04-27 - Clean Architecture in ASP.NET MVC 5

I created an open-source sample project and wrote an article explaining how to implement Uncle Bob's Clean Architecture practice called "Screaming Architecture" in ASP.NET MVC 5.


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2015-04-11 - Sleep As Android to CSV Converter

I had some free time this morning, so I created a simple console application called Sleep to CSV that converts Sleep as Android export files to .csv files, suitable for data analysis. The software is open-source so you can download and use it free of charge.


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2015-03-08 - Invitation to Speak at KCDC

I've been invited to speak at KCDC (Kansas City Developers Conference) on June 24-26. My two presentations will be Exploratory Data Analysis with R and Clean Code: A Reader-Centered Approach. I'm really looking forward to my first time speaking at KCDC.


2015-01-04 - Open-Source IOM DAT to CSV Converter

Over the weekend I created a simple console application called IOM DAT to CSV that converts Wild Divine IOM .dat files to .csv files. I use this software to convert the raw bio-feedback data from my daily meditation sessions into CSV format for data analysis. The software is open-source so you can download and use it free of charge.


2014-09-21 - DAMA Iowa Chapter Presentation

I have been invited to speak at the DAMA (Data Management) Iowa Chapter on Tuesday, Oct 21. My presentation for the group will be Exploratory Data Analysis with R.


2014-08-16 - That Conference Presentation Online

My presentation on Exploratory Data Analysis with R at That Conference this week went very well. I've uploaded both the slides and the code samples.


2014-06-01 - Some Time Off for the Summer

After giving it some thought, I've decided that I'm going to take some time off this summer from my side projects. I've been spending most of my free time over the past few years on my open-source software project, public speaking, user-group meetings, etc. So, I think it's a good time to slow down a bit and enjoy more time with my family, friends, and other interests.


2014-05-15 - Invitation to Speak at That Conference

I've been invited to speak at That Conference in Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 12. My presentation topic will be Exploratory Data Analysis with R. This will be my first time speaking at That Conference and I'm really looking forward to it.


2014-05-01 - Data Explorer v0.2.0 Released

Today we released version 0.2.0 of Data Explorer, an open-source interactive data-visualization tool for everyone. There were a couple new features added and a few bug fixes in this release. Feel free to download a free copy at www.data-explorer.com


2013-04-19 - ISU K-12 Computational Thinking Competition

I was a judge again this year for the ISU K-12 Computational Thinking Competition. Once again, I was very impressed by the creativity, ingenuity, and enthusiasm of the students in this competition. I really enjoy getting to be a part of this event and to help develop their interest in computer science.


2014-04-02 - Data Explorer v0.1.0 Released

After two years of work on nights and weekends, I finally released the first production version of my open-source interactive data-visualization tool.
www.data-explorer.com


2014-03-26 - Nebraska Code Camp Featured Speaker Article

The Nebraska Code Camp posted an article about me as their featured speaker of the day today. I'm really looking forward to my presentation there on Saturday!


2014-02-25 - Invitation to Speak at the Nebraska Code Camp

I've been invited to speak again at the Nebraska Code Camp on March 29th. My presentation will be an updated version of Why Agile? The Economics, Psychology, and Science of Agile's Success.


2014-02-03 - Invitation to Speak at Twin Cities Code Camp

I've been invited to speak at the Twin Cities Code Camp on April 5th. My presentation topic will be on Discovering Code Quality Issues with Exploratory Code Analysis.


2014-01-01 - Visualizing Fowler's Layering Principles

To start the new year in good form, I created my first article for this website titled Visualizing Fowler's Layering Principles. The article is about a tabular data visualization that I created based on data found in an article by Martin Fowler.


2013-12-05 - Iowa .NET User Group Presentation

My presentation on Clean Code for the 10th Anniversary of the Iowa .NET User Group went very well. We had a really good turn out and a great audience for the evening.


2013-11-13 - Data Explorer at St. Louis Days of .NET

I've been invited to demo my Data Explorer at the St. Louis Days of .NET tech expo. I'm excited to finally get to demonstrate the software in front of a larger audience. Hopefully, I'll get some really good feedback in the process.


2013-11-07 - ISU Young Alumni Achievement Award

Iowa State University's Computer Science Department presented me with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at their annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony. It is a tremendous honor, and I am very grateful for the award.


2013-11-04 - Iowa Code Camp Presentation

My presentation on Exploratory Data Analysis with R at the Iowa Code Camp went very well. I have the slides and the code samples uploaded, and I'll work on getting the video uploaded soon.


2013-10-01 - Invitation to Speak at Agile Iowa

I have been invited to speak at the next Agile Iowa meeting on Wednesday, October 16 at Nationwide in Des Moines. My presentation is titled Why Agile? The Economics, Psychology, and Science of Agile’s Success.


2013-08-02 - Data Explorer Update

I've started working on my Data Explorer software again in my free time. My current plan is to continue working on it through the fall/winter and release it at the first of the year.


2013-07-01 - Introduction to Data Science Course

I completed my third online course through Coursera this week. The course was Introduction to Data Science offered by University of Washington. It covered various data science topics including statistical analysis and machine learning, all using Python.


2013-06-22 - Agile Presentation Video

I uploaded the video of my presentation Why Agile? The Economics, Psychology, and Science of Agile’s Success to my YouTube account. You can view the video here.


2013-06-08 - Iowa Code Camp Presentations

I was a guest speaker at the Iowa Code Camp in Iowa City today. My first presentation, Why Agile? The Economics, Psychology, and Science of Agile’s Success, went extremely well. However, my second presentation, Transforming Data into Knowledge didn't go as well as I'd hoped. I received some really good feedback on both presentation though.


2013-05-24 - Invitation to Speak at the Iowa Code Camp

I've been invited to speak at the Iowa Code Camp on June 8th in Iowa City. My first presentation is titled Why Agile? The Economics, Psychology, and Science of Agile’s Success. My second presentation will be Transforming Data into Knowledge.


2013-04-13 - ISU K-12 Computational Thinking Competition

I was a judge in the ISU K-12 Computational Thinking Competition today. The quality and creativity of the students' projects was very impressive. In addition, I really enjoyed seeing the students tinkering with software and electronics like I did when I was their age.


2013-03-22 - Data Analysis Course

I completed my second online course through Coursera today. The course was Data Analysis offered by Johns Hopkins University. The course taught various data analysis techniques using the statistical programming language R.


2013-03-16 - Nebraska Code Camp Presentation

My presentation at the Nebraska Code Camp on Exploratory Data Analysis with R went really well. I've uploaded the presentation slides and the code samples to my events page. I also received some great feedback that I plan to incorporate into future presentations.


2013-02-19 - Invitation to Speak at the Nebraska Code Camp

I've been invited to speak at the Nebraska Code Camp on March 16 in Lincoln Nebraska. My presentation, Exploratory Data Analysis with R, will discuss using the R programming language to perform exploratory data analysis in a highly visual and interactive way.


2013-02-06 - Computing for Data Analysis Course

I completed my first online course through Coursera today. The course was Computing for Data Analysis offered by Johns Hopkins University. The course taught students how to write data analysis programs using the statistical programming language R.


2013-01-03 - Professional Scrum Master Certification

Over Christmas break I took the Professional Scrum Master Certification (PSM I) exam through Scrum.org. Well, it looks like all of my studying paid off because I received my PSM I certification today. I took the exam because I want to continue to demonstrate my knowledge of Agile software development and the Scrum process framework.


2013-01-01 - Data Explorer Public Preview

After a year of development, I'm releasing the first public preview of my Data Explorer software. I'm not sure if there is a market for this software yet, so I'm just going to get it out there and start collecting feedback. If all goes well, I'll continue developing it for another year, release quarterly updates, and plan for a final release sometime in 2013.


2012-11-19 - Transforming Data into Knowledge Video

I uploaded the video of my Iowa Code Camp presentation to my YouTube account. You can view the video here. Please note that for some unknown reason, the last 10 minutes of the video got cut off, so unfortunately, the section on growing industry trends is missing.


2012-11-15 - Iowa State University Presentations

I was a guest speaker for two classes at Iowa State University today. My first presentation was on Agile Software Requirements for the Software Engineering students. My second presentation was on Careers in Software Consulting for the Computer Science students. Both presentations went very well and the feedback I received was very positive.


2012-10-27 - Iowa Code Camp Presentation

I was a guest speaker at the Iowa Code Camp today. My presentation was titled Transforming Data into Knowledge. It covered several topics that I'm interested in including data warehousing, data analysis, data visualization, data mining, and machine learning.


2012-10-05 - New Website Online

Welcome to my new website. I created this site to replace my previous website at Iowa State University. Please be patient with me while I get things in order. In the meantime, feel free to check out the information I currently have available on this site.