Stephen Few discusses how to turn a new discipline into a proper science in To Err Is Academic.
Bokeh, a promising Python InfoVis library.
Robert Kosara discusses the difficulty for non-entrenched people interested in visualization to find out what’s currently going on in the field. He brainstorms a new kind of blog for Visualization research, which could be applied to any research field.
I guess Lamarck wasn’t entirely wrong….
Interesting discussion of lack of women presenting STEM channels.
A discussion of differences in male and female small business owners’ hiring practices.
Data scientist gift guide from FlowingData.
Data science surpasses statistician on Google Trends
First time I posted a job on oDesk it was for a Mac desktop developer. I got 4 applicants, 2 of whom I had invited to apply based on a search. I knew this one would have too few applicants.
Second time I posted for a Community Manager and got less than 20 applicants in a week.
Third time I posted for a Windows desktop developer and got about 20 applicants in two days.
Today I posted for a web front end developer and got 25 applicants in two hours.
You may draw your own conclusions!
It’s been a busy week!
The latest exciting news is that last night we signed on our first contractor with an indefinite termination date. She’s part-time and remote, but I’m super-excited to be working with someone who may be around as long as I will!