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Strata NYC 2017 is just around the corner and Tanya Cashorali of TCB Analytics will be speaking in a session entitled “How to hire and test for data skills: A one-size-fits-all interview kit”. Based heavily on this blog post about How to Hire and Test for Data Skills, she will share her personal anecdotes and...
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TCB Analytics founder, Tanya Cashorali, recently spoke at the Open Data Science Conference in Boston this year. She has long advocated for prototyping of data products before building full-fledged applications as all of the requirements are rarely known in advance. Read more below and watch the full talk as well! Companies are becoming more aware...
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We’re incredibly excited that TCB’s Mara Averick, you probably know her on Twitter as @dataandme, will be keynoting at EARL Boston this year.  EARL stands for “Effective Applications of the R Language” and it’s an excellent conference that conveys how companies are gaining business value from the R programming language. We attended last year and...
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The City of Boston recently hosted the Analyze Boston Open Data Challenge to celebrate the launch of its new open data portal. TCB Analytics competed in the event in the “Reducing Boston’s Carbon Footprint” Track. We leveraged a rapid prototyping and development technique and ultimately produced a Shiny dashboard that enabled scenario planning as well...
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We recently published a blog post on key takeaways from OpenVisConf 2017. They just released all of the speaker videos  as well as the talk transcripts. Since Julia Silge gave such an awesome talk on using tidytext to mine text data, specifically from Jane Austen novels, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to analyze the transcripts from...
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Virtual reality finally broke into the commercial market in 2016 with consumer releases of Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Valve’s HTC Vive. Virtual reality is mainly a form of entertainment that provides immersive experiences such as sitting courtside at an NBA game, shooting aliens with your hands, starring in a horror movie and more. However, there...
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Since we launched TCB Analytics a little over one year ago, we’ve engaged in data analytics projects for clients across various industries. Some projects were focused on data visualization and reporting, others on data scraping and machine learning, and all of the projects required initial data cleansing. The New Year gives us a chance to...
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We’ve delivered processed result data to clients in various ways. Sometimes we create a custom Shiny dashboard hosted on Amazon Web Services or shinyapps.io. In simpler cases, it is a flat text file, Excel sheet, or for more complex cases – a hosted database solution with a Tableau implementation sitting on top. Then along came...
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You’ve seen the white paper or the market research report that demands you get more from your data. Don’t let your data sit there, get after it. Turn it into gold. That’s probably the title of the white paper: “Get more from your data.” While data is valuable, these white papers rarely provide guidance or...
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Plotly, an interactive charting and business intelligence platform for data science, held its first annual data visualization conference in NYC this year. PlotCon was a sold out visionary conference about all things data visualization. The lineup of speakers was impressive to say the least, including the likes of Hadley Wickham, Jenny Bryan, Kent Russell and...
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