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Amanda Marie Pingel Ramsay
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Holy fucking crap....
 
Income Equality: Normal Person Edition: White households median wealth: $141,900, Black household: $11,000.

You did not read that wrong. That is a 13x difference. If you were wondering if race gives you a leg up, you need to look no further.

Primary causes for the difference: Home ownership, income, unemployment, college education and inheritance. 

We should worry about the top 1% or the top 0.1% (income equality has never been starker). But, perhaps a bigger challenge is to worry about the normal groups of people like you and I (and I suspect if you are reading Google+ you are already an outlier). 

This difference did come as a stunning surprise to me, though the graphs below suggest the difference has been stark for a while. Please visit Pew for more context, data and analysis: http://goo.gl/d8fxp8
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Awesome.
 
This week's uproar among advocates for equal opportunity in STEM was a book review of Barbie: i can be A Computer Engineer which has the flavor of "Writing code is hard, let's get boys to help!"  The post is cached at https://archive.today/tK6J1 since the original was so popular the Internet accidentally DoSed the blog.

Now there's a remix of the book, where everyone's competent and kids can learn more about how software is built and the challenges women face in technical fields.
http://caseyfiesler.com/2014/11/18/barbie-remixed-i-really-can-be-a-computer-engineer/
I am a PhD student in a computing department, so I guess it's not surprising that my social media feeds have been full of outrage over Barbie's "computer engineering" skills. The blog post that originally went viral appears to be sporadically down due to heavy traffic, but The Daily Dot also has a good summary…
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Also true for non-IT management of geeks (analytics, coding, etc)
 
+Zac Hoffman shared this with me today and I thought it was a great article. I know it is a couple years old but I believe it all still rings true.
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Fascinating. I never thought about what computational literature would look like, but it's pretty cool.
 
I found this a pretty interesting read.
An unusual article recently appeared in the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and American Statistical Association. It featured web-like diagrams of lines connecting nodes, a hallmark of...
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Digital Dashboards: Strategic & Tactical: Best Practices, Tips, Examples  http://goo.gl/Ofyor9

My latest post highlights the single biggest reason why our dashboards (online, offline, non-line) stink. They are CDPs, and are missing the life-giving ingredient: IABI.

Loads of examples to outline a new way to think about sharing data. Please share your wisdom and insights via comments on the blog. Thx!  http://goo.gl/Ofyor9

PS: And bonus, you get to learn what I think of the below dashboard!
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New Blog Post, covering a topic that doesn't really ever get explained in school. Since you kind of have to be involved in the stock market, if only because of your 401(k), it may be worth knowing what the heck it actually is.
For those not up on Wall Street terminology, we’re going to start at the top. When you buy stock in a company, you are, essentially, donating to their Kickstarter campaign. They need money in order to do their businessy things, […]
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Technically stock buybacks should be part of the equation too I suppose.
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I struggle to meditate for 20 minutes, but I'm sure I could make it 15 without feeling the need to shock myself.
 
"Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think"

I love to ait and think, but I still would probably push the shiny red button.

Would you?
Report from psychologists at Virginia and Harvard Universities tackles question of why most of us find it so hard to do nothing
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That is definitely true. Especially if you're getting paid to do nothing when you could be doing something, but are instead required to do nothing.
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This is such an awesome video. I watched it, then I came home and Adam and I watched it, so I could watch his face on lines like "even more dangerous than fluorine gas...which is not a sentence you get to say very often."
 
Would you like to know more about the world's most dangerous chemicals?
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A seriously crucial distinction.
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Can't miss this one: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.

54 little pages of absolute intellectual pleasure. 

https://bookofbadarguments.com/
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Or maybe more correctly... how not to talk about it.
Toss old beliefs about who’s good at it
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Sounds good to me.
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Most helpful resource on this topic that I've found.
Create Chart using Named Range in Excel. Creating a chart that uses a named range is excel can be accomplished by following these basic steps. Before we begin, let us first look at the building blocks. an-excel-chart-based-on-a-named-range ...
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Sell board games, blog, social media marketing
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  • Board Now Games
    Chief Information Officer, 2010 - present
  • NeoAgora Marketing
    Social Media Troubadour, 2011 - 2011
  • It's Your Move
    Sell board games, 2006 - 2010
  • Mutual Asset Management
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I'm Amanda, I'll be 30 in November, and I'm hope by then to know what I want to be when I grow up.  Or perhaps more accurately, I'm hoping to know what I want to do when I grow up.
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Survived high school, IB diploma, Biked up a really big hill even though it took 5 tries.
Education
  • Regis University
    MBA - Marketing, 2008 - 2010
  • Fairview High School
    International Baccalaureate, 1995 - 1999
  • Colorado State University
    BS - Applied Mathematics, 1999 - 2003
  • Broomfield Heights Middle School
  • Birch Elementary School
  • Front Range Community College
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