I saw a cool tweet from Scott Pilkington today about museums per capita, and Aimee Whitcroft had some interesting follow up questions about countries similar in population to New Zealand…this was far too good a procrastination opportunity!
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A quick celebration/reflection post about being appointed as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto.
A selection of songs with lyrics or messages I like for getting through PhDing.
So I totally shouldn’t be playing with this data. I SHOULD be editing a paper for my thesis. But come on, this is pretty interesting!
A tweet comparing ICML and useR tweets got me thinking, and I’ve wanted to use the
rtweet package for a while…
A collection of interesting resources, recommendations and bits and bobs from the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) in Kyoto, Japan, 8 - 13 July. Thanks to the University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics for funding my attendance, and to my amazing co-author Anna Fergusson, @annafergussonnz, for letting me work with her.
In a turn of fate I don’t totally understand in the last 4 years I have found myself paid to manage social media accounts and advising not-for-profits, local government teams, research groups and businesses on their social media presence. This summarises some of the things I have learned over the last few years.
Have a very niche event for people in the union of R-lovers and pub quiz enthusiasts? Have I got just the thing for you…
Are our kids future fit? Notes from the 21C Skills Lab public seminar on developing #FutureFit tamariki, some of my own musings and a blast from the past video that includes me from high school.
Notes from a fantastic talk by Senior Professor Rainer Bromme called “Fraudulent results and failed replications: The effect of flawed research on the public’s trust in science”. Bromme is a Senior Professor (like Professor Emeritus) in Psychology at the University of Münster and he was speaking at the COMPASS Seminar Series.
These are my notes from a 1 1/2 hour workshop run by the Mathematics and Statistics PhD Writing Group. Big thank you to Rebecca Turner for organising and to Helen Sword for fitting us into a very busy schedule.
Notes and ideas from a BNZ recruitment event for data scientists on 27 Sept 2017 for anyone who was curious about what went on.