To all my friends outside Israel. Do you want to know how the majority of Israelis see the shitty situation we are in? This short video does a good job summarizing it.
People ask me for good intro video to data visualization. I tend to ask them to look for one of my lectures. To save the search, here’s one of the most relevant talks that I gave
This lecture was a part of 2018 EuroScipy conference, where I also ran a workshop.
In June 2019, I attended the NDR AI conference in Iași, Romania where I also gave a talk. Recently, the organizers uploaded the video recording to YouTube.
That was a very interesting conference, tight with interesting talks.
Next year, I plan to attend the Bucharest edition of NDR, where I will also give a talk with the working title “The biggest missed opportunity in data visualization”
Запись моего доклада на WordCamp Moscow (август 2017г.) доступна онлайн.
The recording of my presentation at WordCamp Moscow (Aug 2017) is finally available online: Two Heads are Better Than One – on blogging persistence (Russian)
If you know me in person or follow my blog, you know that I have a keen interest in teaching. Indeed, besides being a full-time data scientist at Automattic, I teach data visualization anywhere I can. Since I started teaching, I became much better in communication, which is one of the required skills of a good data scientist.
In my constant strive for improving what I do, I joined the Data Carpentry instructor training. Recently, I got my certification as a data carpentry instructor.
Software Carpentry (and it’s sibling project Data Carpentry) aims to teach researchers the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain. “Carpentry” instructors are volunteers who receive a pretty extensive training and who are committed to evidence-based teaching techniques. The instructor training had a powerful impact on how I approach teaching. If teaching is something that you do or plan to do, invest three hours of your life watching this video in which Greg Wilson, “Carpentries” founder, talks about evidence-based teaching and his “Carpentries” project.
I also recommend reading these papers, which provide a brief overview of some evidence-based results in teaching:
Two months ago, on the PyCon-IL conference, I gave a lecture called “Time Series Analysis: When “Good Enough” is Good Enough”. You may find the written version of this talk here. Today, the conference organizers published all the conference talks on YouTube. Here’s mine: