Monday, December 17, 2012

A Quick Update

I apologize for not posting anything new recently—I've had food poisoning and a sick baby, and also a trip to DC to interview for the Census Bureau's Corporate Hiring Program (and who has bigger data than the Census?). I've just updated the "Self-teaching Resources" section of my "Useful Links" page with links to Udacity and edX, both of which offer college-level courses for free, though their offerings are much more limited than those of Coursera and Udemy. In addition, by popular demand, I've added a section on sources of real-world data that you can practice your skills on; it's much easier to motivate yourself when you're tackling real problems rather than canned exercises.

Also, it's come to my attention that there's no easy way to get to the links page in the mobile version of the blog, since the mobile version doesn't display the sidebar. At some point I should add a header with links to different parts of the website, but for now, I'll make sure that there's a link to the "Useful Links" page at the end of each post.