Gun Deaths vs. Gun Ownership visualisation – this blog article explains how the author used Wikipedia and R to create graphs that could answer the question “is there a correlation between gun ownership and gun deaths”. With R code and source data files.
Data mining conferences – a list of data mining conferences for 2013.
The 4 Most Important Skills for a Software Developer – solving problems, teaching yourself, naming (read the article for this one – this makes sense but isn’t as intuitive as the others) and dealing with people.
ClojureTV – videos by Rick Hickey, creator of Clojure, and a few others.
Amazon announces Amazon Redshift – a massive scale data warehouse in the cloud.
The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. – drawings explaining what doing a Ph. D really entails (so you may decide if this is for you or not).
Graph-tool: Python module – graphs as in “networks”, this Python module is a powerful way to manipulate them.
Research quality data set – a list of good quality public datasets. List curated by Bitly, contains 39 sets at the moment.
Mapping Twitter’s Python and Data Science Communities – a self referential demonstration of Python’s Networkx library and the open source graphing tool, Gephi, by mapping Twitter users who refer to Python in their bio. Neat.
How do programmers read code? – a Ph. D student researches how programmers read code, using eye-tracking technology.
I don’t program in my spare time. Does that make me a bad developer? – very interesting conversation about how many hours should a programmer program, with plenty of info, links etc