Author Archives: Tanya

Startup Institute Announces Partnership with Western New England University and TCB Analytics to Deliver Data Science Bootcamp

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Startup Institute and Western New England University that will provide a 10-week Intro to Data Science course. We initially launched this course in Boston, MA and had a great experience, so we’re excited to bring that same success to western Massachusetts. Jasmine Dumas, notable R package writer, conference […]

Founder of TCB Analytics, Tanya Cashorali, to Speak at Strata NYC 2017 on How to Hire Data Scientists

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 […]

Tanya Cashorali Presents at ODSC 2017 on Rapid Prototyping of Data Products Using Shiny

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 […]

Mara Averick to Keynote Boston EARL 2017

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 […]

TCB Analytics Wins Analyze Boston Challenge with Shiny Dashboard

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 […]

Tidytext Analysis of the 2017 OpenVisConf Talk Transcripts

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 […]

Data Visualization in Virtual Reality: Useless Hype or Practical Application?

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 […]