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Data wrangler, musician, and gamer. Writer for Towards Data Science, The Startup, and Digital Diplomacy.

PYTHON DEVELOPMENT | VISUAL STUDIO CODE

The latest language server for Python (from Microsoft) is a massive productivity enhancer.

What is Pylance?


AGILE DEVELOPMENT

Collaboration for developers has never been easier.

Coding via teleconference is similar to the situation above, but nobody has to shower!

My challenge to you…

  1. Pick a task that you think will take two weeks for your development team to complete (working separately). Perhaps an upcoming backlog item.
  2. Invite your entire team to a call on MS Teams, Zoom, or whichever teleconferencing tool you use. Have them drop as many meetings as possible so that they’re free for all or most of the day.
  3. Start sharing your screen, talk about what you’re trying to do, and start coding while the rest of the team is watching. Start asking…


POLITICS | TECHNOLOGY

A simple and inevitable step to improve the lawmaking process.

True patriots use Github.

Introduction


DATA SCIENCE | MACHINE LEARNING

Output from a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) trained on the collective works of Emily Dickinson

It’s not quite as bad as Vogon poetry, but it’s bad.

Sample input poem


DATA SCIENCE | MACHINE LEARNING | DATA VISUALIZATION

A free, easy, and open-source tool for all things data? Yes, please!

More data science, less slamming of the mouse and keyboard.

What is KNIME Analytics Platform?


DEVELOPER ESSENTIALS

Get up and running with Python, git Bash, and VS Code in ~30 minutes.

Accessing the terminal


Combine spelling correction, term filtering, and the “Banana Test” to build bullet-proof text classification models

Source: https://pixabay.com/photos/bananas-fruits-food-grocery-store-698608/

Introduction


DEVELOPER ESSENTIALS

Code Confidently and Break Stuff on Purpose

Introduction

Why unit testing is essential

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