Entrepreneurial Geekiness

“Featherweight” data science API to publish Python functions on the web

One of the challenges I’ve encountered when coaching data science teams in smaller organisations is the difficulty of publishing proof-of-concept data science products via web calls, when the team doesn’t know anything about web programming. My preference is to use Flask (and flask-restful and maybe Swagger docs) but that’s an awful lot of learning to […]

Opening Plenary at BudapestBI Forum 2015

I’ve just given my final talk for the year – I’m “at my other home” in Budapest (I’m half-Hungarian) and have had the honour of opening Bence and team’s BudapestBI Forum 2015. This conference has both an open-source-day and (tomorrow) an enterprise-day, all around analytics and with lots of Python and R. This talk is […]

“Ship Data Science Products!” at PyConUK2015

PyConUK2015 is over, it was another year of happy Pythonistic hobbitness in Coventry. I spoke on shipping data science products on the new Science track (organised by Sarah): It was nice to hear some polite-abuse being thrown at folk stuck on Python 2.x reminding them that it is high time to upgrade to Python 3. […]

EuroSciPy 2015 and Data Cleaning on Text for ML (talk)

I’m at EuroSciPy 2015, we have 2 days of Pythonistic Science in Cambridge. Next year will be in Bavaria, you can sign-up for announces. I spoke in the morning on Data Cleaning on Text to Prepare for Data Analysis and Machine Learning (which is a terribly verbose title, sorry!). I’ve just covered 10 years of […]

PyConUK and the Science Track

PyConUK is in its 9th year and this year it’ll host its first Science Track aimed at scientists (not “data scientists” but real lab-coat-wearing scientists). I’m speaking in that track, yay (“Ship Data Science Products!“)! This track is part of the main conference, it all runs during September 19-21. Here’s a tiny reminder from the […]

Data Science Deployed – Opening Keynote for PyConSE 2015

I’ve just had a fab couple of days at PyConSE in Stockholm, I really enjoyed giving the opening keynote (thanks!) and attending two days of interesting talks. The Saturday was packed with data science talks (see below), it felt like a mini PyData or EuroSciPy, most cool! The goal of my talk was to show […]

12th PyDataLondon meetup at AHL

We’ve just had our 12th meetup – we’re fully a year old, we’ve nearly 1,500 members and now we’re planning our second conference (the Call for Proposals is open for just another 10 days!). Python Data Science has grown crazily-popular in the last couple of years! Here’s a photo from last week’s meetup, that’s over […]

“#talkpay” tweet salary visualisation

This weekend the #talkpay tag has shown people outing their salaries, to democratise some of this information. This provides some interesting data for visualisation. If you’re curious about a discussion around salary data then @patio11’s blog entry is a good starting point. @echen grabbed some of the data, I took a copy of the online […]