The Beginner’s Guide to Structured Data for Organizing & Optimizing Your Website

It’s Friday afternoon, and your team is jonesing for Happy Hour.
For the last few weeks, you’ve been going to the same ol’ bar by your office, so you decide it’s time to try something new. What do you do? Step outside and walk around until you find a new spot? No, you hop on Google and let it conduct the search for you.

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3 Ways Brands Can Win Black Friday with Digital Ads

Black Friday is one of the biggest days in the retail calendar, and for good reason. Every year, the post-thanksgiving sale brings in more and more attention, and with that, revenue. However, with the ever-growing reliance on the digital world, we are seeing a significant shift towards online sales.
In 2018, while footfall in shops dropped by 5.

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Google workers protest to support suspended colleagues, ‘save culture’

SAN FRANCISCO — Saying Google is retaliating against employees, workers at its San Francisco office on Friday demanded that the company reinstate two suspended colleagues during a rally “to save Google’s open culture.”
About 250 to 300 people gathered outside the tech giant’s office along the Embarcadero in support of the Googlers.

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Cake cutting algorithms in prison

This past Friday, I gave a lecture on cake cutting algorithms at the Timpanogos Women’s Facility as part of a lecture series organized by my Utah colleague Erin L. Castro and her Utah Prison Education Project. The project’s mission is to… provide quality, sustained, and meaningful higher educational opportunities to individuals incarcerated in Utah state prisons.

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Two years as a Data Scientist at Stack Overflow

Last Friday marked my two year anniversary working as a data scientist at Stack Overflow. At the end of my first year I wrote a blog post about my experience, both to share some of what I’d learned and as a form of self-reflection.
After another year, I’d like to revisit the topic.

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Second Successfully Delivering Data Science Projects just over

I ran the second iteration of my Successfully Delivering Data Science Projects course last Friday to this happy group, we had a lovely day and good conversation has continued in the teaching slack over the weekend:
Topics covered included the design and derisking of data projects (not just machine learning), building a project plan, communicating effectively with non-data science stakeholders, cos

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An Achievement on Stack Overflow

Last Friday (August 22nd), I achieved a milestone on Stack Overflow, a computing question-and-answer site, by hitting 200,000 points.  So far this year, I have also earned more points than anyone, a testament to my obsession with the site (you can see yearly user rankings here).  As for overall points, I will never match the leader Jon Skeet because who had a head start of many years.

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Buffet lines are terrible, but let’s try to improve them using computer simulations

My company has a buffet every Friday, and the lines grow to epic proportions when the food arrives. I’ve suspected for years that the “classic” buffet line system is a deeply flawed and inefficient method, and every time I’m stuck in the line has made me more convinced.

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SoCal ML Symposium

Julian McAuley and I are organizing the Southern California Machine Learning Symposium, on Friday November 18 at Caltech!http://dolcit.cms.caltech.edu/scmls/** CPF Deadline is October 4th!!The SoCal ML Symposium brings together students and faculty to promote machine learning in the Southern California region.

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