My Goals for 2016

This post has been in my draft folder for too long, it's time to sort it out and publish it! How is it already March?! Last year, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish in 2015... I am fairly happy with how I did last year, although…

Big Bang Data @ Somerset House

Last week I went to see Big Bang Data at Somerset House. Here is what the exhibition is all about, from the introduction to the exhibition: Big Bang Data explores the issues surrounding the datafication of our world through the work of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries. The exhibit is…

What makes a good Data Scientist?

This fairly lengthy article by Robert Chang, Data Scientist at Twitter, got me thinking about Data Science. It caught my interest for two reasons. First, it includes this quote, which I love, because it is very true: Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows…

My first R package

Today I took some time to create my own package for R. I'm sure this sentence confused more than one reader, so here's a bit of context: R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data…

A weekend in Berlin

I visited Berlin for the first time in my life last weekend; I loved it! Victory Angel - See on 500px My favourite thing about it was how the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall are an integral part of the city, left standing and unprotected in the middle of…

Scotch and Soda

I went back to London Wonderground yesterday, this time to see Scotch and Soda. It's the latest creation from Company 2 (a small Australian performing arts company comprised of a healthy mix of dancers, circus artists, technical artists) and the Crusty Suitcase band. The result is an intoxicating mix of…