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Introduction to flexdashboards: free RStudio webinar June 8 11:00 ET (these are usually available on demand a day or two after for those who can't make it live) With +Garrett Grolemund  https://pages.rstudio.net/Webinar-June8th_Registration.html
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How Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Leonard Kiefer made 2 cool animations of US housing-price trends with R http://lenkiefer.com/2016/05/08/visual-meditations-on-house-prices-part2
Visual meditations on house prices, Part 2: sparklines and dots (animated). 08 May 2016. THIS IS PART TWO of my series of meditations on house prices. In our earlier post we covered the data collection, wrangling, and some useful transformations.
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Tips from the Microsoft Data Insight Summit, Microsoft's first conference specifically for Excel & Power BI users 
Learn how to make tables more effective, reshape data, easily look up data and more.
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Code and info from today's Microsoft webinar on dataviz with R: 
mro - Creating Effective Graphs with Microsoft R Open
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I don't work for Microsoft, but the webinar was here and I believe it will be available on demand if it's not already https://info.microsoft.com/CO-Azure-WBNR-FY16-04Apr-28-Effective-Graphs-with-Microsoft-R-Open-Registration.html
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One data point the government is tracking about H-1B skilled-worker visas -- but they should 
Despite government programs aimed at boosting the number of women in tech jobs, the U.S. does not track how many women apply and are accepted for H-1B skilled-worker visas. And that means there's no way to know whether the program, which allows tens of thousands of IT workers into the U.S. each year, is exacerbating the existing STEM gender imbalance.
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I am live blogging from the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, Microsoft's first user conference for Excel & Power BI 
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Keynote speeches at sold-out useR! 2016 conference next month will be live streamed, Microsoft announced. Other sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing later. http://msdsug.microsoft.com/events/events-issue-5-may-2016/
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Extract table data from PDFs directly in R with tabulizer package https://github.com/leeper/tabulizer
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Been using Tabula for a couple of years. R binding is a good idea.
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How Buzzfeed used R in its Spies in the Skies story about federal surveillance aircraft 
Data preparation. BuzzFeed News obtained more than four months of aircraft transponder detections from the plane tracking website Flightradar24, covering August 17 to December 31, 2015 UTC, containing all data displayed on the site within a bounding box encompassing the continental United States ...
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Have a cool big data project (that you can talk about)? Submit it for a Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Award: http://cwrld.us/Data-16 
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Highlights from Microsoft's inaugural Data Insights Summit: 
See the latest news from Microsoft's first Excel and Power BI user conference
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I am live-blogging from the Microsoft Data Insights Summit, the first Excel / Power BI user conference http://cwrld.us/MSDatSum
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Executive editor, online & data analytics at Computerworld
Introduction

Currently obsessed with improving R skills for data visualization and analysis. 

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Intersection of technology and journalism, R, data visualization & analysis, computer-assisted reporting, photography, travel.



Bragging rights
Honored by the Amateur Radio Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina for work transmitting messages during the 1992-95 war. Set up Fred, "one of the earliest online transmissions of news from a newspaper to its readers" in 1987, and coded my 1st Web site in November 1995, before many major companies had a Web presence.
Work
Occupation
Online Managing Editor
Skills
Online journalism, including writing, editing and coding (HTML, basic CSS, basic JavaScript and jQuery, PHP, MySQL, basic Ruby, R).
Employment
  • Computerworld
    Online Managing Editor, present
  • Design News
    News Editor
  • Middlesex News
    Business Editor, High Tech Columnist
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New tech device? Make the most of it
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If you got a new smartphone, tablet or computer for the holidays, these Computerworld stories can help you get acquainted with new OSes, fin

The first 3D printed organ -- a liver -- is expected in 2014
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Bio-printing companies and academics are finally having success keeping 3D printed human tissue alive long enough to use it for drug develop

13 benchmarking sins
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Avoid these benchmarking boners if you want to get useful data from your system tests.

6 useful changes in the new Google Sheets
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See some of the new features and functions in Google spreadsheets before deciding whether to upgrade your account.

By the numbers: Twitter vs. Facebook IPOs
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Facebook's IPO was considered an early bust while Twitter's has been deemed a success. In terms of orderly market activity, that's without q

Negotiation tips for IT pros
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Healthcare.gov website 'didn't have a chance in hell'
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analyze the survey of business owners (sbo) with r
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each year ending in a two or a seven, census bureau employees stow away their eponymous decennial population count to focus on the economic

AccuWeather
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Charting Skill and Chance in the N.F.L. Draft
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Why Boston's Hospitals Were Ready
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Explosives used in terror attacks have tended to be three times deadlier than those used in war. Nonetheless, in Boston, they survived.

In New York, 'Sweet Caroline' shows solidarity with Boston Marathon victims
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A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to

ProCapture - Camera & Panorama
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How America just lost 1 million green(ish) jobs to Europe
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We Don’t Know Deployment: A 4-Step Remedy | LornaJane
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