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The Internet belongs to everyone - and it's our job to protect it. Are you in? #freeandopen https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/g/netneutrality
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Check out +Ben Ogorek's R package for analyzing one of the largest longitudinal studies. I'm looking forward to trying it out myself-- there's tons of potential in this data!
 
A longitudinal survey 15 years in the making, +Ben Ogorek  shares an #rstats package for analyzing the NLS. Religion and politics are not off limits! http://blog.analyzestuff.com/2014/02/nlsdata-r-package-for-national.html
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I'm stoked to announce +analyze stuff, a new data analysis blog from my colleague +Ben Ogorek and myself. I've written our initial post on a seasonal topic (you may want to read it before defining the rules of your next gift exchange). Hope you enjoy, and merry xmas eve!
 
We're up! Check out our initial blog post, in which we simulate and analyze the White Elephant gift exchange. Let us know what you think, and happy holidays!
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Attention spreadsheet users: The new Google Sheets is awesome--give it a shot here.
 
Meet the new Google Sheets. It’s faster, supports larger spreadsheets, has a number of new features, and works offline. Learn more and give it a try at: http://goo.gl/tA7XQB
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Awesome FAQ on basic income, worth a read. Hard not to love an economic concept supported by MLK, Paul Krugman, and Milton Friedman. Also hadn't thought of the feminist angle before, but totally makes sense.
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Had a great time recording this video on advanced Google Sheets features. Also check out the primary Apps Show episode on Sheets (featuring +Debbie Liu!) at http://youtu.be/Noue5sB69Uc
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Happy MLK Day all! For any of the stats and/or rhetoric nerds out there, here's an analysis I ran of his most famous speech. 

The most interesting finding to me was that a sentence's memorability (I counted Google hits) was primarily driven by 
1) Readability, i.e. complexity (sentences at grade level 10 and below did better)
2) Placement (sentences later in the speech did better)
 
What makes a passage memorable? In honor of MLK Day,  +Max Ghenis analyzed the civil rights leader's most famous speech. #rstats   #nlp   #mlk  
Today, we celebrate the would-be 85th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a man remembered for pioneering the civil rights movement through his courage, moral leadership, and oratory prowess. This post focuses on his most fa...
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This article has convinced me that unconditional cash transfers are the future of giving. I just gave to www.GiveDirectly.org, which puts 90% of donations in the hands of impoverished households in Kenya without the inefficiencies and disruptions to local economies of the current aid industry. There's evidence that such transfers particularly benefit children, have long-term impacts, and do not lead to alcohol or tobacco abuse or fewer hours worked.
Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor..
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Sign this to reform #ECPA, which was written 27y ago and, as written, means law enforcement doesn't need a warrant to access almost any personal cloud data. More info at https://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/its-time-privacy-update
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Great stuff in here on Apps Script, the way to script with Google Apps (e.g. Sheets, Docs, Calendar, Gmail, etc.). Few things I learned:
1) Editing Forms in Apps Script is really easy, to the point where I might even start doing it instead of using the Forms dialog (for reproducibility)
2) Debugging tools such as breakpoints (a la VBA), logging, and email notifications for errors
3) Resources for learning more include the G+ Community (goo.gl/eULS6) and the Developer Blog (goo.gl/WoW3)
 
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People Analyst at Google; Musician
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    People Analyst, 2010 - present
  • Various SF bands
    Saxophonist, 2003 - 2012
  • Beghou Consulting
    Senior Analyst, 2008 - 2010
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    Logistics Intern, 2007 - 2007
  • Arroyo & Coates
    Economics Intern, 2006 - 2006
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    Operations Research & Management Science; Music, 2004 - 2008
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