A map of the PyData Stack

One question you have when you use Python is what do I do with my data. How do I process it and analyze it. The aim of this flow chart is to simply provide a simple to use ‘map’ of the PyData stack. At PyData Amsterdam I’ll present this and explain it in more detail… Continue reading A map of the PyData Stack

A short email from Marvin Minsky – RIP

As a data scientist I regularly use results based upon the work of Marvin Minsky. This is an email exchange I had with him about 6 years ago, when I was working in Education and deciding to go back to school for Graduate School. On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Peadar Coyle <peadarcoyle@googlemail.com>… Continue reading A short email from Marvin Minsky – RIP

What I’ve been working on – late 2015 and early 2016

I find it useful for morale just to write up what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned over the last few months. PyMC3: Bayesian Logistic Regression: Bayesian Logistic Regression and Model Selection – I wrote an example of how to use Deviance Information Criterion for model selection in a Bayesian Logistic Regression. This… Continue reading What I’ve been working on – late 2015 and early 2016

Three things I wish I knew earlier about Machine Learning

I’ve been working with Machine Learning models both in academic and industrial settings for a few years now. I’ve recently been watching the excellent Scalable ML from Mikio Braun, this is to learn some more about Scala and Spark. His video series talks about the practicalities of ‘big data’ and so made me think what I… Continue reading Three things I wish I knew earlier about Machine Learning

Interview with a Data Scientist: Trey Causey

Trey Causey is a blogger with experience as a professional data scientist in sports analytics and e-commerce. He’s got some fantastic views about the state of the industry, and I was privileged to read this. 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to, and do better? The easy and… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Trey Causey

Interview with a Data Scientist: Thomas Wiecki

I interviewed Thomas Wiecki recently – Thomas is Data Science Lead at Quantopian Inc which is a crowd-sourced hedge fund and algotrading platform. Thomas is a cool guy and came to give a great talk in Luxembourg last year – which I found so fascinating that I decided to learn some PyMC3 🙂 1. What project have… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Thomas Wiecki

Interview with a Data Scientist: Andrew Clegg

As part of my regular Interview with a Data Scientist feature. I recently interviewed Andrew Clegg. Andrew is a really interesting and pragmatic Data Science professional and currently he’s doing some cool stuff at Etsy. You can visit his Twitter here and his most recent talk on his work at Etsy from Berlin Buzzwords. What project have… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Andrew Clegg

Talks and Workshops

I enjoy giving talks and workshops on Data Analytics. Here is a list of some of the talks I’ve given. In my Mathematics master I regularly gave talks on technical topics, and previously I worked as a Tutor and Technician in a School in Northern Ireland. I consider the evangelism of data and analytics to… Continue reading Talks and Workshops

Interviews with Data Scientists – The collection

In the last year or so I’ve put together a collection of interviews with Data Scientists. Here is a list of them Thomas Levi – Plenty of Fish an Online Dating Website Jeroen Latour – Data Scientist at Booking.com from September James Long – A data artisan with experience in Re-insurance Radim Rehurek – A data… Continue reading Interviews with Data Scientists – The collection

Speaking at PyData Track at PyCon Sei in Florence Italy

I’m happy to be a part of the PyData speaking community by speaking at my first PyCon. Here is the abstract and then some remarks 🙂 One of the biggest challenges we have as data scientists is getting our models into production. I’ve worked with Java developers to get models into production and there aren’t… Continue reading Speaking at PyData Track at PyCon Sei in Florence Italy