Today, I was part of a flash mob and press conference meant to launch a new non-profit organization, Operation: Wounded Minds. According to their website, the mission of Operation: Wounded Minds is to remove the shame and stigma from mental illness and the destructive cycles of PTSD so people will seek treatment. Videos of the performances can be seen below.
Today, the the course I am teaching along with Udacity, “Introduction to Data Science,” launched. The course covers the basic skills most data scientists have (data acquisition and munging, data analysis, data visualization, and big data techniques). The course is anchored by a project wherein students interact with data from the New York City MTA Subway system.
The course can be found here.