Startup and career
Thrive15: training, mentoring, and more for aspiring entrepreneurs
Some solid interview advice from a friend of mine
An old but interesting article on password strength models, focused on the zxcvbn metric
Data analytics and visualization
Visualizing Health: a scientifically vetted style guide for communicating health data
NewsVis: a directory of news visualizations
Scientific Data: a new open-access, online-only journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets
Visualizing MBTA data, a very in-depth look with some solid visuals
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