How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Back in 2018, when I first learned about hackathons, I had never written a line of code in Python, let alone participated in coding events. While I was excited about solving data science problems, my lack of coding skills was a severe hindrance in achieving this feat. However, I was Continue reading How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Learning SAS With Baseball Data, Where Process > Results

Last Monday marked the beginning of the “bootcamp” portion of the MSA program. Aside from two communications classes and preparing for a group presentation, the first week of bootcamp mainly consisted of learning and applying statistical concepts and the SAS programming language. As a member of the orange summer cohort, Continue reading Learning SAS With Baseball Data, Where Process > Results

How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Solving the simple problems can be the most fun When starting my first job for Bloomberg LP in September 2015, I had to undergo 2 weeks of training on the Bloomberg Terminal, finance, and the internal systems of  the company. I learned about the people, the job and, most notably, Continue reading How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Using Neural Network to Detect Hate Speech

This article was originally posted to LinkedIn by Amy Hemmeter and Kirsty Ward. We have included it in Data Column to show an example of the kinds of outside collaborative projects that students complete. At the beginning of the year, we realized that we shared an interest in text analytics, Continue reading Using Neural Network to Detect Hate Speech

Text Mining for an Efficient Democracy: A Case Study

For many of us, our knowledge of how a proposed bill becomes a law begins and ends somewhere around Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill.” What you probably don’t know is that federal law mandates that every member of the public (that’s you and me!) must have an opportunity to Continue reading Text Mining for an Efficient Democracy: A Case Study