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9th
May 2016
Victor
@Evaderei
May 09 2016 04:06
thanks @evaristoc it gets really frustrating and honestly makes me wanna call quits on the whole thing xD
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May 09 2016 04:06
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Victor
@Evaderei
May 09 2016 04:07
especially when i've spent hours upon hours alone on it
Daniel
@profoundhub
May 09 2016 04:32
anyone here know how many students there are here, and where i can go to find out,... are the stats somewhere? I like to see how many new students are added to FCC in the last 30 days, for example.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 09 2016 14:49

People

THE DSR WEEKLY DIGEST:

DSR (DataScience Room) is an effort to gather campers of all levels and specializations willing to engage in discussion, collaboration and practice of data-related projects, with preference for using FCC data.
Previous Digest
Tentative DSR site: http://evaristoc.github.io/FreeCodeCamp_DSR/


This week we have been working on the FCC Survey. See some work at the room or visit the issue page of the FCC Survey Repo. We are working on providing a clean Dataset for further analyses and visualizations. We are inviting EVERYONE to participate. Check advances here: FreeCodeCamp/2016-new-coder-survey#26


List of Week Contributors:

erictleung, bradd123, tufonas, Dawny33, psuedoCode, zcassini, Mashadim, QuincyLarson, sudeepnarkar, shian48263, theflametrooper, codengraphix, emilaasa, Evaderei, nitisha8086, jboxman, krisgesling, CaseyJunio, zydecat, abhisekp, evaristoc, profoundhub, joeybuczek, kymanikd, twolfe2, ozkoc, SamAI-Software, AdventureBear


4 Popular Messages:


Some Links from Last Week (random selection):

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10 HOT KEYWORDS to find what it is going on recently in this channel:

'ethnic', 'excel', 'graph', 'minority', 'jscript', 'pies', 'viz', 'dissertation', 'podcast', 'survey'

(For a word cloud check:
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 09 2016 15:00
Above the fork by @SamAI-Software from @krisgesling work was reported. Here the link that @krisgesling is currently working on:
http://codepen.io/krisgesling/pen/GZwYKV?editors=0010
Sam Aiken
@SamAI-Software
May 09 2016 15:36
We are inviting EVERYONE to participate. Check advances here: FreeCodeCamp/2016-new-coder-survey#26 :+1:
Ayan Ghatak
@AyanGhatak
May 09 2016 15:59
@SamAI-Software Can I use FusionCharts(http://www.fusioncharts.com/) to make some interactive visualisation for the data. Or are we sticking to d3 only here?
Daniel
@profoundhub
May 09 2016 16:18
@AyanGhatak fusioncharts looks really slick!
evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 09 2016 16:22

@AyanGhatak I can answer that question: no sticking. Why? It is also very important for the project that campers show their abilities in manipulating and presenting data as much as using specific tools.

Better d3 as it is part of the FCC program as well as the possibilities that d3.js offers for customisation but I would suggest not prescription as d3 is not easy.

The only issue is project consolidation: if we all start working different technologies that will affect the ways we consolidate the final work which should consist in a small website of visualizations (@QuincyLarson idea). However we could try to deal with that later...

@AyanGhatak let us know about your project!


People

I think we need to prepare something that support this interesting article:

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/the-best-podcasts-for-new-coders-and-the-best-tools-for-listening-to-them-df393b1c8dc#.2q4bgnx79

Serenity
@qmikew1
May 09 2016 16:26
definitely agree with podcasts as being a nice tool (one of those in that article is my current fav) but it also seems sort of dicey to maybe indirectly promote podcasts that are, in fact, supported by advertising. It would have to be pretty generic in terms of info though... (but that's just my opinion)
evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 09 2016 16:27
Good point... Let us know if you want to work on some viz for that... @qmikew1
Serenity
@qmikew1
May 09 2016 16:27
will do -
Syed
@Areef1991
May 09 2016 17:17
Hello world
CamperBot
@camperbot
May 09 2016 17:17

welcome to FreeCodeCamp @Areef1991!

evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 09 2016 17:18
@Areef1991 Welcome! Hope you will enjoy this room
evaristoc
@evaristoc
May 09 2016 18:37
Sorry people for a note:
https://gitter.im/FreeCodeCamp/DataScience?at=572742d060e2f3e87366c1e8
d:481; p:365; r:186; l:263
Serenity
@qmikew1
May 09 2016 22:11

@evaristoc Follow-Up on the podcast thing- I guess that would be under terms of use and maybe a non-endorsement blurb would probably be sufficient.

I think the author did a pretty good job in terms of showcasing some common dev related podcasts and some basic tool comparisons. In terms of data viz though, what were you thinking in terms of a project? -

First thoughts

  1. maybe analyzing other data-points to infer lack of adoption of podcasts?

  2. Less of a visualization but more of a keyword aggregator of podcasts (which I suppose one could create linkage and visualization)?
    Ex:
    Maybe consume/use some API for podcasts (though it seems it's pretty limited based on cursory google search something like what this person-was looking to do) -
    But maybe something like top (n) code related podcasts with matching keyword within episodes to maybe teaching concepts or frameworks/technologies within
    fcc 'stable (e.g., 'react','node', 'mongo', 'callback(s)'? - So, chart plus access ability to go to site and grab podcast?

Don't know if any of this is close to the initial/spark idea - but what are your thoughts?

Daniel
@profoundhub
May 09 2016 22:48
Welcome @Areef1991