Musings on where I am and career plans

It's been about two years since I started taking the Coursera data science specialization courses. I completed I think six of those courses. I still have the Regression Models, Practical Machine Learning and Developing Data Products courses to complete before doing a Capstone project. I'm not sure if I can…

Services development

Over the past six to nine months I've been gravitating toward services development in Java. Having worked in .NET/C# for most of the past dozen years, I have had to enable my frustration shielding as I learned not just a new language but mostly a new set of development,…

Brainstorming a data science project

I've finished the R programming course and have now moved on to the next course in the sequence, Getting and Cleaning Data. In this one, I'll have the chance to further practice with R, reading formats, slicing and dicing the data into form, and creating what data scientists call a…

Data Science with R

The John Hopkins' Coursera course on R Programming started two weeks ago and I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on the course and my growing knowledge of R. The programming assignments in this course are, thankfully, challenging. I was concerned about the exercises being too simple in order…

Data Skeptic

I was able to get in a couple of workouts at the gym while on vacation this week, giving me an opportunity to catch up on some podcast listens. The Cloud of Data podcast didn't have any new shows but I discovered a nice new podcast, Data Skeptic. What I…

My Week in Review: Podcast, Resources and Warming up to R

I had an interesting week in the world of Data Science this week. I started learning some R programming, continued to find new and interesting data science learning resources, and had an interesting coincidence occur relating to data science as practiced at my company. Predictive Analytics and Infer On Tuesday…