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Python Census Explorer: v1.0 is now Online!

A few weeks ago I wrote about my desire to build a “Census Explorer”-type app in Python. My thinking was not that the world needs yet another website to browse Census data. But rather (a) I was at a point in my “Data Science with Python” journey where it made sense to take on a […]

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Building a Census Explorer in Python: Part 1

One of my career goals is to get as fluent with Python as I am with R. Since I don’t use Python at work, my efforts so far have focused on online courses and weekly exercise services. Courses came first (you need to learn the fundamentals somehow, after all). Then came weekly exercises (that’s where […]

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Reflections on Learning Pandas

One day last year I woke up with the thought: I want to know Python as well as I know R. I like R, and happily use it every day at work. But I also have the impression that an entire ecosystem in the data world has sprung up around Python. It appears that this […]

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Thoughts on Becoming a “Certified Cloud Practitioner”

Last month I passed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP) exam. I decided to write up my experience with the exam because it might help others who are looking to learn more about cloud computing. One of the hardest things in tech is the pace at which technology changes. All new technologies […]

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Getting Started with Python (Again): OOP and VS Code

Last month I set a goal of dusting off my Python. While I use R exclusively at work, some recent developments in Python caught my eye, and so I thought it would be good to regain my proficiency with the language. Here are some resources that have helped me on this journey – hopefully they […]

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