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Critically acclaimed PhD dropout 🏆 I like creating simple explanations for complex topics. Ⓐlways ⨗ree, ℕever 𝒜ccredited…

Previously, I co-founded Zipfian Academy, taught classes at the University of San Francisco, and built a Data Visualization MOOC with Udacity. In addition to my academic teaching, I have also run data science trainings for a Fortune 100 company and taught workshops at Strata, PyData, & DataWeek (among others). In a former life I worked for Alpine Data Labs developing distributed machine learning algorithms for predictive analytics on Hadoop. Going all most of the way back… I first discovered my love of all things data while studying Computer Science and Physics @ UC Berkeley 🐻.

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