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Recently Metis held a free online conference entitled “Demystifying Data Science”. There was a plethora of fantastic talks given by leaders in the field, including our own, Mara Averick, better known on Twitter as dataandme. Mara has amassed quite the following via her always informative, interesting and easy-to-understand tweets about all things relating data science....
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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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At a time defined by tears, of both sadness and joy, March Madness reigns supreme as arguably the most intriguing month of the year for sports fans. Here at TCB Analytics, we are no different as not only are we huge sports fans but we take it a step further as data geeks, analyzing the...
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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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If your organization uses Salesforce.com to track all of your sales leads, contacts, and opportunities, then you’re probably familiar with its forecasting capabilities. As opportunities move through the sales cycle, the probability to close tends to increase. Here’s a chart showing typical winning probabilities for each stage. For example, every lead that comes into the...
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s probably time we approach the topic of intimacy. No, not that intimacy. Data intimacy. Recently, we were working on a project to determine the feasibility of developing a data platform for our client. The first pass through the data involved some data clouds and trend spotting across topical...
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