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Data Nerd Newsletter Archive

  • The Data Visualization Issue 📊📉📈 (Data Nerd Newsletter #28)

    October 13, 2020
    Let's review the legalities and consider the ethics with web scraping. While there are quite a few well-maintained datasets out there, if you need to gather some data and some programming chops, web scraping is the fastest and easiest way to compile custom information from websites.
  • The Legality and Ethics of Web Scraping in 2020 ⚖️ (Data Nerd Newsletter #27)

    September 30, 2020
    Let's review the legalities and consider the ethics with web scraping. While there are quite a few well-maintained datasets out there, if you need to gather some data and some programming chops, web scraping is the fastest and easiest way to compile custom information from websites.
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Data Brokers 🤠 (Data Nerd Newsletter #26)

    September 18, 2020
    Data brokers are legitimate companies whose business is to collect and sell personal information. While collecting data is not inherently bad, you should know how much information about you is circulating in the wild and passed through different channels without your knowledge.
  • DeepMind Improves Traffic Prediction with Graph Neural Networks (Data Nerd Newsletter #25)

    September 12, 2020
    DeepMind, an artificial intelligence research company founded in 2010 and acquired by Google in 2014, worked with Google Maps to improve estimated arrival times by 20-50% using modern techniques, Supersegments and Graph Neural Networks.
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #24

    September 04, 2020
    Inside the FiveThirtyEight 2020 election forecast. 🇺🇸 Check your microCOVID risk level. 🦠 50 new planets found with ML! 🪐
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #23

    August 27, 2020
    New fast.ai course on applied data ethics. ⚖️ Surface mirages in data visualizations. 📊 Turn your smartphone into a robot. 🤖
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #22

    August 20, 2020
    Unpopular opinion on end-to-end data science. 🔬 The new Jupyter Book. 📕 danfo.js: Pandas for JavaScript. 🐼
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #21

    August 13, 2020
    USPS study on physical marketing. 📬 WaPo climate change data released. 🌎 Data visualization catalog. 📊
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #20

    August 06, 2020
    Machine Learning Roadmap for 2020. 🤖 Pandas data validation with Pandera. 🐼 Listen to the sounds of Wikipedia. 🔈
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #19

    July 30, 2020
    Track the COVID-19 vaccines. 💊 Explore which women's tops from Goodwill sold best. 👚 Build a grade book using Pandas. 📕
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #18

    July 23, 2020
    Critiquing of a data viz critique. 🤔 Build interactive data viz tools quickly with Streamlit. 🚀 Tempering expectations for GPT-3. 🤖
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #17

    July 16, 2020
    Data viz for colorblindness. 🎨 Mediocre data scientist appreciation day! 🙌 CDC releases a dataset with 1.75 million de-identified patients. 🦠
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #16

    July 09, 2020
    Explore the SBA Loan dataset for amounts > $150k. 💰 Choose better fonts for your data viz. 📊 A look inside Shopify's data science team. 🔍
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #15

    July 02, 2020
    The challenge with policing police statistics. 🚨 A visual introduction to probability and statistics. 📊 COVID data scraper repository. 🦠
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #14

    June 25, 2020
    Lessons learned from the 1st wave of COVID + more interactive data visualizations. 🦠 Scrum for Data Science. 🕴 Free books from Springer! 📚
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #13

    June 18, 2020
    Explore all US protests since 2017. 📢 Journey through stats and ML with StatQuest! 💥 Use the command line to super-charge your data science. 🚀
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #12

    June 11, 2020
    Analyzing police citations to find dirty cops. 🚨 #BLM protests and police violence maps. 🗺 Spreadsheet of tech statements on racial justice. 📢
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #11

    June 04, 2020
    Guides for visualizing the harsh realities of data. 📊 Analyzing the (alleged) recent Anonymous “hack.” 👺 Create a social distancing detector with OpenCV. 📏
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #10

    May 28, 2020
    Best practices visualizing science. 🎨 Using WhiteNoise to protect data. 💥 Working as an analyst during COVID-19. 🦠
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #9

    May 20, 2020
    An opinionated data scientist dev environment. 💻 Feature table augmentation on steroids. 💉 Helpful SQL interview questions and answers. 🤓
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #8

    May 12, 2020
    Open-source visual database schemas. 📐 Solving cases with SQLPD. 👮‍♀️ Python notebooks in VS Code. 🐍 And more!
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #7

    April 29, 2020
    Interactive pandemic community simulation. 🦠🏘 Collaborative data visualization with JavaScript and D3. ✨ And more!
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #6

    April 21, 2020
    Track the COVID-19 rate of transmission by US state. 🦠 Plus, track legislature's stock buying/selling and more! 🏛
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #5

    April 15, 2020
    Data science job-seeking and career advice. Plus, a data quality checklist ✅
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #4

    April 09, 2020
    NYC subway usage insights, building a career in data science, and DoltHub
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #3

    March 31, 2020
    Tool for working with messy data and learn about the life of a byte
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #2

    March 24, 2020
    A complete guide to deep learning algorithms, dstack.ai, and more COVID-19 dashboards.
  • Data Nerd Newsletter #1

    March 17, 2020
    Auto-ML Zero AKA Skynet 🤖 and COVID-19 🦠