July 8, 2019

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

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June 4, 2019

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

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February 15, 2019

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

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January 15, 2019

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

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January 10, 2019

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

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January 5, 2019

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

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January 4, 2019

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

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December 15, 2018

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

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December 14, 2018

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

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November 17, 2018

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

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November 15, 2018

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

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October 12, 2018

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

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October 1, 2018

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

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September 19, 2018

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

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September 18, 2018

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

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September 3, 2018

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

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August 29, 2018

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

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August 24, 2018

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

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August 21, 2018

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

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August 17, 2018

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

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August 15, 2018

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

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August 12, 2018

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

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August 11, 2018

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

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July 15, 2018

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

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July 1, 2018

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

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June 22, 2018

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

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May 29, 2018

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

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May 20, 2018

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

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May 19, 2018

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

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May 14, 2018

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

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May 1, 2018

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

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March 22, 2018

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

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March 14, 2018

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

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February 8, 2018

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

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January 19, 2018

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

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January 13, 2018

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

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December 23, 2017

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

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December 11, 2017

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

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November 17, 2017

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

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October 8, 2017

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

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September 29, 2017

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

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September 22, 2017

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

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September 20, 2017

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

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September 16, 2017

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

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September 7, 2017

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

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August 25, 2017

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

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August 16, 2017

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

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August 14, 2017

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

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August 11, 2017

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

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August 4, 2017

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

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July 13, 2017

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

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July 12, 2017

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

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July 9, 2017

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

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July 1, 2017

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

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June 18, 2017

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

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June 17, 2017

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

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June 9, 2017

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

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June 1, 2017

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

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May 20, 2017

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

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May 18, 2017

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

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May 17, 2017

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

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May 12, 2017

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

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May 6, 2017

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

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May 6, 2017

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

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May 5, 2017

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

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May 1, 2017

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

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April 19, 2017

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

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April 7, 2017

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

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April 6, 2017

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

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April 1, 2017

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

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March 28, 2017

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

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February 9, 2017

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

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February 8, 2017

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

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January 26, 2017

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

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January 17, 2017

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

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January 13, 2017

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

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January 9, 2017

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

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January 6, 2017

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

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January 1, 2017

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

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December 12, 2016

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

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December 4, 2016

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

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December 1, 2016

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

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November 10, 2016

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

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November 3, 2016

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

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October 31, 2016

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

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October 29, 2016

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

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October 28, 2016

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

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October 26, 2016

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

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October 23, 2016

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

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October 14, 2016

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

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October 7, 2016

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

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September 30, 2016

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

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September 12, 2016

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

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September 9, 2016

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

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September 8, 2016

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

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August 29, 2016

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

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August 19, 2016

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

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August 9, 2016

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

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August 8, 2016

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

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July 28, 2016

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

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July 27, 2016

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

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July 25, 2016

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

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July 22, 2016

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

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July 11, 2016

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

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July 1, 2016

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

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June 26, 2016

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

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June 25, 2016

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

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June 24, 2016

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

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June 17, 2016

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

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June 11, 2016

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

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June 2, 2016

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

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May 20, 2016

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

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May 8, 2016

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

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May 5, 2016

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

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May 1, 2016

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

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April 24, 2016

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

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April 17, 2016

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

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April 14, 2016

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

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April 12, 2016

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

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April 11, 2016

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

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April 6, 2016

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

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March 27, 2016

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

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March 11, 2016

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

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March 4, 2016

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

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February 26, 2016

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

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February 25, 2016

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

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February 17, 2016

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

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February 3, 2016

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

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January 19, 2016

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

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January 17, 2016

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

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January 1, 2016

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

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December 12, 2015

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

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November 23, 2015

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

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November 19, 2015

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

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November 16, 2015

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

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November 10, 2015

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

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November 6, 2015

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

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November 1, 2015

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

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October 24, 2015

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

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September 30, 2015

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

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September 26, 2015

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

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September 14, 2015

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

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September 12, 2015

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

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September 9, 2015

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

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August 2, 2015

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

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July 18, 2015

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

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June 27, 2015

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

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May 12, 2015

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

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April 27, 2015

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

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April 11, 2015

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

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March 8, 2015

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

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January 4, 2015

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

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September 21, 2014

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

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August 16, 2014

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

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June 1, 2014

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

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May 15, 2014

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

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May 1, 2014

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

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April 19, 2014

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

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April 2, 2014

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

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April 1, 2014

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

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March 26, 2014

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

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February 25, 2014

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

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February 3, 2014

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

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January 1, 2014

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

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December 5, 2013

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

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November 13, 2013

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

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November 7, 2013

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

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November 4, 2013

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

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October 1, 2013

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

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August 2, 2013

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

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July 1, 2013

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

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June 22, 2013

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

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June 8, 2013

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

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May 24, 2013

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

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April 13, 2013

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

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March 22, 2013

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

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March 16, 2013

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

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February 19, 2013

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

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February 6, 2013

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

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January 3, 2013

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

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January 1, 2013

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

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November 19, 2012

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

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November 15, 2012

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

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October 27, 2012

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

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October 5, 2012

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

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