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Buzzfeed on DataCamp

Davey Alba’s article for Buzzfeed about DataCamp’s mishandling of an incident of sexual harassment has just been published. I think it’s a well-written summa...
May 13, 2019

Positive and Negative Openness

Yesterday, R-Ladies posted this great list of practical steps that people can take to build an R community where they work. I’m going to quote it a lot, but ...
May 11, 2019

In the Classroom

My ten rules for teaching are too high-level to be immediately useful in the classroom, so here are ten others that I hope will help people in the moment as ...
May 04, 2019

Shorter Lines

Mark Guzdial wrote a short series of tweets yesterday on how to reduce long lines at Computer Science office hours, which he has expanded in this post:
May 03, 2019

Sexing Data Science Chickens

The biggest problem in data science is its bias against people who aren’t straight, affluent, white or Asian males. Its second biggest problem, in my opinion...
May 02, 2019