How do I visualise the results of a Bayesian Model: Rugby models in Arviz

I’ve been recently playing around with ‘arviz’. For those of you who don’t know Arviz is a library for exploratory analysis Bayesian Models. I’ve got a Bayesian model built – or someone has built one for me, how do I explore it? How do I plot it? This is the fundamental question that Arviz answers.… Continue reading How do I visualise the results of a Bayesian Model: Rugby models in Arviz

Building Full-Stack Vertical Data Products

I’ve been in the Data Science space for a number of years now, I first got interested in AI/Machine Learning in 2009 and have a background typical of a number of people in my field – I come from Physics and Mathematics. One trend I’ve run into both at Corporates and Startups is that there… Continue reading Building Full-Stack Vertical Data Products

Interview with a Data Scientist (Jeroen Latour)

I interviewed a former work colleague – Jeroen Latour. Jeroen is a Senior Data Scientist with a consultancy in the Netherlands called TriFinance and he will soon be joining the Booking.com team as a Data Scientist. He remarks on his analytics consultancy experience here which was formed both at IBM and TriFinance. 1. What project… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist (Jeroen Latour)

Sexism in Tech conferences

Writing about sexism in tech conferences is hard. Especially as a young white male. I can only speak anecdotally – but most women in the Tech industry I speak to, talk a bit about moments of subtle sexism or sometimes out-and-out harassment. As a member of the tech community I’m completely behind any promotion of… Continue reading Sexism in Tech conferences

Data Science as a Process

Hilary Mason one of the shining lights of the world of data science Tweeted recently  ‘Data people: What is the very first thing you do when you get your hands on a new data set?’  What I do when I get a new dataset is a recent article on the Simple Statistics blog, is a response… Continue reading Data Science as a Process

An interview with a data artisan

J.D.Long is the current AVP Risk Management at RenaissanceRe and has a 15 year history of working as an analytics professional. I sent him an interview recently to see what he would say. Good questions Peadar. Here’s a really fast attempt at answers: 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back… Continue reading An interview with a data artisan

Observations on the connectedness of our world.

Scientifically focused geeks like myself,have a tendency to speak highly of the web. We see Skype, MSN, and Facebook as great technical marvels. Yet as someone like Tim Ferris or Cal Newport observe there is a price to this connectedness. Today for instance there was a family wedding in Ireland. I wasn’t able to attend… Continue reading Observations on the connectedness of our world.

Programming as an essential skill

In discussions about jobs and the future. We sometimes make references to skills. In educational communities people speak of ‘transferable skills’ and ‘critical thinking’. Recently its become fashionable to discuss STEM. On this blog I’ve written some things about this. The following articles re-inspired my interest On Reviews in Depth: Why everyone should learn to… Continue reading Programming as an essential skill

Twitter co-founder on Computational Thinking

I’ve long been a fan of Jack Dorsey, and I came across this excellent article about an interview on Charlie Rose. Gary Stager a school reformer and Educational reformer speaks very well about Jack Dorsey. When we speak of using Computing in education, we often forget that in the words of Mitch Reznick ‘the computer… Continue reading Twitter co-founder on Computational Thinking