Bruin Sports Capital to Acquire Two Circles, The Award-Winning Data Analytics, Technology, and Sports Marketing Agency

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bruin Sports Capital (Bruin) today announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and subject to regulatory approval. WPP will continue to hold a minority stake in the company.

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Leaving NYC for Nashville

For ten out of the last eleven years, I’ve lived in two places: New York City
and San Francisco. The last two years have been in NYC. After founding Ursa
Labs, a not-for-profit open source development group, I felt it was time to
make my home somewhere that isn’t either of those places. After some
contemplation and consulting many friends, I decided on Nashville,
Tennessee.

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Slides, videos, and tweets from the 2017 New York R Conference

In April I attended the 2017 New York R conference, hosted by Lander Analytics and Work-Bench. It was both the third time the conference was held and the third time I’ve attended, and it gets more fun each year, especially because this year eight of us attended from Stack Overflow (including all five of us on the Data Team).

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Synchronously Visualized

Once again:  the New York Times presents an innovative graphic, which you always want to watch again and again.
It’s this Downhill Race at the Olympics:
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Start
Run
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The link to the moving graphic is below this picture:
For Statistics?
It would be exciting to follow such visualizations, e. g. on changes in unemployment, GDP etc. of different countries from today-minus-x to today.

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Pandas & Burritos – Analyzing Chipotle Order Data

A few months back the New York Times ran an article titled “At Chipotle, How Many Calories Do People Really Eat?” which took a look at the average amount of calories a typical order at Chipotle contained. They found that:
The typical order at Chipotle has about 1,070 calories. That’s more than half of the calories that most adults are supposed to eat in an entire day.

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How Data Science Fueled the Largest Outreach Effort in the History of New York City

by Sohaib Hasan | 7 min read
Problem: The City of New York was charged with reaching out to guardians of all 4-year-olds after making pre-kindergarten available to all residents.
Objective: Maximize the number of individuals who received informative phone calls about local pre-kindergarten. Utilize outreach resources as efficiently as possible.

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NY Fed: Manufacturing “Business activity was little changed in New York State”

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity was little changed in New York State, according to firms responding to the November 2019 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index came in at 2.9, roughly in line with its level in October. …The index for number of employees edged up to 10.

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Statistical significance explained, using a recent political polling experiment

Our dataviz blog neighbor Alberto reacted to this chart in the New York Times:
The title of his post makes two important points: “Don’t just visualize uncertainty; explain it and don’t let captions contradict it”. The New York Times article is here.
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Don’t let your visual contradict your message.

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