Weekly Update May 22-26

Well, its been an eventful week in Manchester as we all know. But, that aside, its time for me to write up what I’ve been doing.

Working again on agile business intelligence with my Jisc Analytics Labs teams; I’ve been reshaping HESA estates data and DfE Apprenticeships data for analysis using Alteryx and also coaching analysts in using some more advanced Tableau features.

Writing a project proposal for the UFI VocTech challenge with our friends at We Are Open Co-op.

Studying Machine Learning with a Coursera course from Stanford. This week I’ve been implementing gradient descent and cost functions in Octave.

Applying patches to HtmlCleaner to handle some advanced cases of character handling. Looks like I’ll be making a release early in June.

Ich Lerne noch Deutsch mit Duolingo.

Walking to collect my youngest daughter from school everyday. Its about 3 miles each way!

Growing plants with the aid of all this sunshine. Tomatoes, peppers, chillies potatoes and peas all coming along nicely.

Reading “Occupy Me” by Tricia Sullivan.

Next week is half-term for the kids, so I probably won’t blog until the week after.

In case you don’t know me, I’m a consultant and partner in Cetis LLP, specialising in BI/analytics, open source software, and technology discovery and pre-procurement. Always interested in new clients, so feel free to get in touch.

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