Source: Marris, Emma, How rats became an inescapable part of city living, National Geographic Magazine, April 2019. Photographs By Charlie Hamilton James Link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/04/rats-are-an-inescapable-part-of-city-life/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=Editorial::add=Animals_20190321::rid=36624939695 I remembering reviewing all of the Rat Sightings in New York City data visualizations that were created during Week 27 of Make Over Monday. National Geographic just published a great story […]

Source: O’Grady, Stephen, The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2019, redmonk.com, March 20, 2019, https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2019/03/20/language-rankings-1-19/ Back in December, I posted a couple of blogs about Data Scientists (the links are here and here). The first post discussed what a Data Scientist was, and the second post discussed the skills a Data Scientist needs to have. […]

Candra McRae Bio Candra McRae, a Seattle native and recent Columbus, GA transplant, is the founder and CEO of Lumodis, a data analytics and optimization testing consulting firm. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Analytics & Insights at Ramsey Solutions and cut her teeth in analytics at Deloitte Consulting. She received her master’s from […]

This article was originally published in the March 2019 of National Geographic Magazine. Here is also a link to the article on their web site. Ever since I was a young boy, I have had a fascination with elephants. Also, as a young boy, I would flip through the pages of our monthly National Geographic […]

About a mile from my house is one of my favorite restaurants and bar, Tim Finnegan’s Irish Restaurant and Pub. I usually order their Irish Breakfast. It consists of two Eggs (any style), Bangers, Rasher, Black & White Pudding, Heinz Baked Breakfast Beans, Grilled Tomato, and Soda Bread. It is very filling and will put […]

Readers: As much as we bemoan Pie Charts, they are part of our data visualization world. Thursday, March 14th is Pi Day (3.14). Here is a fun infographic that provides some information about Pi as well as how it related to Pie. Enjoy! Michael Source: Tony, Belated Happy Pi Day Post – Infographic, guysandgoodhealth.com, March […]

Here is a link to the PDF for my presentation, How to Prepare for the Desktop Specialist Exam, that I presented last Friday at the Tableau Fringe Festival – EMEA (TFF). https://www.dropbox.com/s/qpjxpj6fr6qorl4/TFF%20EMEA%20-%20How%20to%20Prepare%20for%20the%20Tableau%20Desktop%20Specialist%20Exam%202019-03-08%20FINAL.pdf?dl=0 Thanks again to TFF for having me as a presenter and for all the great work they do for the Tableau community. Below […]