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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Choosing Software to Publish your Data Science Portfolio

I’ve recently spoken to several people who Have decided to create a portfolio of their data science projects Are new to online publishing They frequently have questions about the actual mechanics of publishing their portfolio online. A common email I get is this: I want to create a portfolio to highlight my data science projects. What’s the […]

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Choroplethr v3.5.3 is now on CRAN

A new version of choroplethr is now on CRAN. You can get it by typing the following: Motivation This new version was motivated by a few warnings that had started appearing since the latest update to ggplot2: These warnings did not effect the actual functionality of choroplethr. But the issue that caused them has been resolved. […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Positioning Your Data Science Portfolio

This Wednesday at 10am I will be hosting a webinar with Philip Morgan on Positioning Your Data Science Portfolio. If you are interested in creating a Data Science Portfolio that positions you as an expert in your field, then I encourage you to attend. Click Here to Register An Unpositioned Portfolio I had been developing a portfolio for […]

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New Facebook Group: Profitable Portfolios Community

Today I am happy to announce a new Facebook group: The Profitable Portfolios Community. This group is anyone who wants to create a portfolio of data science projects. Creating a portfolio is one of the best things that I’ve done for my career: it’s allowed me to explore projects I care about in depth, and has connected […]

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Questions for the Census Bureau?

Next week I will be traveling to Washington to meet with someone at the US Census Bureau. While I’ve had several phone calls with people at Census, this will be my first face-to-face meeting with someone who works there. As you might imagine, I have a long list of things I want to cover! In […]

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Learn Shiny in an Afternoon!

Today I am happy to announce my newest course: Create a Census Explorer with Shiny and Choroplethr! To learn more, watch this video: Shiny has revolutionized the way that I view data analysis. Instead of creating a static report, I can now create a web app that lets users explore datasets on their own. Learning to create […]

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