Upcoming Talk on Monetizing R Packages

In early June I will be speaking at the San Francisco EARL Conference about my experience monetizing my own open source R packages. This is quite an exciting talk for me, as it will be the first time that I speak about this topic! If you will be at the conference, please contact me so we […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.1 is now on CRAN

Choroplethr version 3.6.1 is now on CRAN. This version makes it easier to Calculate the percent change in demographic datasets Visualize that percent change on a map [content_upgrade cu_id=”5640″]Bonus: Download the code in this post![content_upgrade_button]Click Here[/content_upgrade_button][/content_upgrade] As an example, the following map shows how the median age in US States changed between 2010 and 2015: In […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.0 is now on CRAN

Choroplethr version 3.6.0 is now on CRAN. This version adds functionality for getting and mapping demographics of US Census Tracts. You can install it from the R console as follows:

To use this functionality you will need an API key from the US Census Bureau. You can learn more about that here. [content_upgrade cu_id=”5608″]Bonus: […]

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Live Presentation: Kyle Walker on the tigris Package

Next Tuesday (April 4) at 9am PT I will be hosting a webinar with Kyle Walker about the tigris package in R. In addition to creating the Tigris package, Kyle is also a Professor of Geography at Texas Christian University. If you are interested in R, Mapping and US Census Geography then I encourage you to […]

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How to Reach More People with your Next Data Science Talk

Speaking publicly about your data science projects is one of the best things you can do for your portfolio. Writing your presentation will help you refine what your project is, who it is for, and how it relates to other work in the area. Giving your presentation at a live, in-person event will make a large impact on […]

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Upcoming Talk: 2017 ACS Data Users Conference

My abstract was recently accepted for the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference, and on May 12 I will be giving a talk titled Mapping ACS Data in R with Choroplethr. I am looking forward to attending the conference! For those who don’t know, ACS stands for American Community Survey. If you have taken Learn to Map Census Data in R, […]

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Slides from my Talk at the CDC

Two weeks ago I had the honor of giving a talk about my open source work at the CDC. Last week I gave the talk again as an open-enrollment webinar. In case you missed that talk, you can view the slides here. You can also download the slides by entering your email below. [content_upgrade cu_id=”5296″]Download […]

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Live Presentation: My Talk at the CDC

Last Thursday I had the honor of giving a talk about my open source work to the CDC’s R Users Group. A big thank you to the CDC for having me! As the creator of a software package that maps open data, it was wonderful to speak at the CDC: not only do they publish […]

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Live Event: Blogging for Data Scientists

This Thursday at 10am I will be doing a live event with John Sonmez, the founder of SimpleProgrammer. The presentation is titled Blogging for Data Scientists. John was a major influence on me when I started publishing online in 2015. At that time I wasn’t sure if it made sense for me to create a blog, or a website […]

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Live Training: Using Email for your Data Science Portfolio

This Friday at 9am PT I will be running a live training titled Using Email for your Data Science Portfolio. Within the world of online communication, email is the best way to build relationships with people who value your work. This training will explain why this is, and how you can apply it to your own portfolio. Here’s a simple […]

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