#EmojoViz 😊📊: Constraints breed creativity

A little while ago I noticed some really interesting graphs composed entirely of emoji and I’ve been keen to gather a bunch of examples together. I like “EmojiVIz” because it’s engaging, succinct and if done well, really informative and memorable. Case in point: some of the EmojiViz included this post …

Some career resources that have helped me

I’ve scoured a lot of books, articles and videos over the years and here are a few that stick out in my mind as being most helpful for my career. Some aren’t specific to data-related fields but that’s what makes them extra-valuable. The Sorrows of Work I recommend reading this …

WIP: Readme_first

A caution for newbies If you’re still looking for a job as a first data hire, then I suggest you don’t read this book. Rather find the job and come back to this later. Depending on how you bought this book, consider asking for a refund! This guide is meant …

WIP: Table of Contents

Here’s the work in progress for the Content of the guide I’m working on for first data hires. Your mindset Data framework (~15 elements) (could be a little book on its own?) Making Roadmaps and scenarios Fallback systems (good for them, good for you) What to expect (blank slates, lots …

A roadmap for getting started with R

Some folks at work expressed an interest in how to get started learning R. There are lots of resources out there, but I thought I’d share with you what I shared with them as a pathway that I followed that’s working out well for me. You don’t need all these …