These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

23rd
Aug 2016
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Aug 23 2016 04:32
@evaristoc really interesting video! I'm not a huge sports fan but the math and statistics drew me in :smile: My friend is really into all those sports metrics they measure for basketball. They've got databases full of these kinds of information. Another look at basketball, I thought it was interesting to try and predict the trajectory of a player's career.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Aug 23 2016 08:44
@erictleung :+1: ! Is that your friend? I will have a reading, I am very interested in all the techniques that they are using now for that type of analyses!
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Aug 23 2016 08:50

People

Articles in Medium:

@QuincyLarson, @SamAI-Software and I have been publishing articles in Medium. Those by Quincy you might know already because they are usually mentioned in the email broadcast. That one from Sam is recent and it is not about Data but his views about UX and the international divide. Mine is about The first year of the Data Science Room and is a short description of the origin of this room plus few activities we have been carrying out here, focusing on the last ones:
https://medium.com/@ecccs_FCC/one-year-experience-in-the-free-code-camp-data-science-room-c97eb905af1f
I will be twittering this later... I am still working a bit on the editing...
Sam Aiken
@SamAI-Software
Aug 23 2016 08:52
@evaristoc I haven't seen your latest article, yet :)
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Aug 23 2016 08:53
@SamAI-Software hi man! As you go!
Albert Jonathan
@albert2309
Aug 23 2016 09:57
@evaristoc It's interesting that companies are open sourcing a programming language or tool, but charging users to use a dedicated environment and even a certificate or training. I also wonder what's the impact for small companies that specialize in data science. I think that IBM and MS are storming by providing platform or becoming a sponsor in a hackathon that requires participant to use their environment. I went to an opening of hackathon, and the hackathon requires participants to use IBM's bluemix which is powerful and expensive.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Aug 23 2016 12:01

@albert2309

hmmm... I am surprised they did restricted the use to Bluemix as you are suggesting... I recently went to a hackathon also sponsored by IBM. In that opportunity they didn't ask participants to use only Bluemix or any other IBM tool. However some of the attendants were IBM personnel and they did use IBM suites. Very interesting I have to admit... And make business sense to me if they try some PR during the event that they are sponsoring...

However, I don't know why they would ask everyone to use only their systems in an open hackathon, specially if it is OPEN...

Albert Jonathan
@albert2309
Aug 23 2016 12:20
@evaristoc Yeah me too. I was expecting the participants are free to use any tools given that the hackathon is hosted by a public bank not a private company. In addition, IBM did the same restriction on another hackathon according to a participant that went to a hackathon that was also sponsored by IBM.
Yep, I am not surprised with the attendants were IBM personnel.
Greg D
@mosaic-greg
Aug 23 2016 22:08
pretty nice weather visualisation https://earth.nullschool.net/
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Aug 23 2016 22:39
@mosaic-greg really good indeed! Do you know how it was made? Is it yours? A camper in this room has also worked with the three.js library to make something similar but for FCC City Groups (formerly campsites).
Greg D
@mosaic-greg
Aug 23 2016 23:26
looks like @cambecc created this , "inspired" by d3.js , thorough doco at https://github.com/cambecc/earth
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Aug 23 2016 23:53
@mosaic-greg wow! That's a really cool visualization indeed! :+1: