On Moving from Statistics to Machine Learning, the Final Stage of Grief

I’ve spent the last few months preparing for and applying for data science jobs. It’s possible the data science world may reject me and my lack of both experience and a credential above a bachelors degree, in which case I’ll do something else. Regardless of what lies in store for my future, I think I’ve … Continue reading On Moving from Statistics to Machine Learning, the Final Stage of Grief

A Cool SQL Problem (And Why It Is Also a Bullshit SQL Problem)

The Problem Your office needs to figure out the minimum number of rooms required to organize meetings for any particular day. To accomplish this task, you have a table with the following information: a meeting ID, a start time, and an end time: For any table of that format, figure out the number of rooms … Continue reading A Cool SQL Problem (And Why It Is Also a Bullshit SQL Problem)

Stream Python into PowerPoint with pp_stream

I like Python, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not Microsoft PowerPointâ„¢, which is clearly the superior software in every way. Unfortunately, my managers don’t agree with me. When I do things in PowerPoint, they ask things like, “why aren’t you working?” and “why did we ever hire you?” Alas, I’m stuck working in Python. … Continue reading Stream Python into PowerPoint with pp_stream