Off-Blocks Harnesses Factom Protocol to Launch Digital Signature Platform

Off-Blocks Joins a Wave of Projects Launching on the Factom Blockchain, With Their Second Layer Mobile App for Digital Signatures
Factom Protocol, the leading enterprise-grade platform for efficiently building blockchain solutions, has announced that Off-Blocks, the digital signature provider, has launched its platform on the Factom blockchain.

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IDG Contributor Network: 8 common business design and architecture models

Enterprise architects are often asked to prioritize initiatives and projects. To complete this task, they need their organization’s strategies, goals, tactics and objectives. Too often, these can be very difficult to gather either because architects have never been aware that they existed or sometimes because they simply and plainly don’t exist.

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OutSystems Announces Partner of the Year Award Winners

Deloitte named Global Partner of the Year for exceptional range of projects and clients around the world; Regional awards led by Persistent Systems in North America, CTC in Asia Pacific, and KPMG in Europe
OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code application development and recently named a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Multiexperience Development Platforms

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Marketers Who Cheat

I see it in so many projects … the marketing team is “cheating” in an effort to maximize their metrics so that the marketers look good.What do I mean by cheating? Let me show you something.The average price point per item purchased, past twelve months.Orders Attributed to Old-School Catalogs = $48.88.Email Orders = $39.65.All Other Online Orders = $45.12.

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The software engineering rule of 3

Here’s a dumb extremely accurate rule I’m postulating* for software engineering projects: you need at least 3 examples before you solve the right problem.
This is what I’ve noticed:
Don’t factor out shared code between two classes. Wait until you have at least three.
The two first attempts to solve a problem will fail because you misunderstood the problem. The third time it will work.

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Kickstarter Data Analysis: Success and Pricing

Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform for launching creative projects. When starting a new project, project owners specify a deadline and the minimum amount of money they need to raise. They receive the money (less a transaction fee) only if they reach or exceed that minimum; otherwise, no money changes hands.

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MIDS Fall 2016 Capstone Presentations

On December 19th, the fall 2016 datascience@berkeley graduates presented their capstone projects in a public webinar. For the capstone project, the graduates were tasked to solve a real-world situation or problem utilizing their data science skills in communication, problem-solving, influence, and management to provide a fully realized solution.

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MIDS Summer 2016 Capstone Presentations

On August 25, the summer 2016 datascience@berkeley graduates presented their capstone projects in a public webinar. For the capstone project, the graduates were tasked to solve a real-world situation or problem utilizing their data science skills in communication, problem-solving, influence, and management to provide a fully realized solution.

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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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#openimpact — DC Action for Children

Source: dcactionforchildren.org
(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)
Story
What does it do?
Visualizes neighborhood-level data on the well-being of children and families
Outcome
Reveals trends impacting child and youth well-being and incites action by child advocates, policymakers, and citizens in general
Project page
datatools.dcactionforchildren.

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#openimpact — Councilmatic

Source: flickr
(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)
Councilmatic is a subscription service for city council legislative information. The web app allows users to support, oppose, and comment on a bill and discuss it with a wider community.

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Introducing pipe, The Automattic Machine Learning Pipeline

One of the main projects I’ve been working on over the past year.
Data for Breakfast
A generalized machine learning pipeline, pipe serves the entire company and helps Automatticians seamlessly build and deploy machine learning models to predict the likelihood that a given event may occur, e.g., installing a plugin, purchasing a plan, or churning.

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