What follows is a growing collection of examples of why I am grateful to be a part of this community.
I met @jaredlander at the 2017 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He gave a phenomenal talk (except for the focus on the NY Giants), and he was gracious in his conversation afterwards. We’ve had several interactions in the ensuing months – What a great mentor!
Thank you @DTDusty for my new army frisbee!! #rstatsnyc pic.twitter.com/Gk7yRjLXEG— Jared Lander (@jaredlander) April 22, 2017
As a relatively ‘new’ data scientist, I am grateful for leaders in the community who have this attitude. I have been a beneficiary of the patience of others and am grateful when I have the chance to pay it forward to others.
Snark towards beginner programmers is not just mean, it’s lazy— David Robinson (@drob) November 24, 2017
It lets us excuse poor teaching, or poor usability, as being the beginners’ fault
I’ve had the honor of hosting several leaders in the NYR community. I’m very grateful for your time and knowledge passed along to the West Point community.
Hadley Wickham: Hadley Spoke to nearly 600 cadets about introduction to data analysis. Later he “live coded” in a smaller talk to our faculty. Hadley was very gracious and humble and left everyone in awe.
On Monday, @hadleywickham addressed the cadets and faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point about data science in the tidyverse. Thanks for your inspiration and mentorship to our team! #rstats pic.twitter.com/9puenjbDVr— Dusty Turner (@DTDusty) October 20, 2018
Max Kuhn: I may have been the most nervous hosting Max. He set in on a class I was giving to my cadets on Logistic Regression. I should have planned better :)
On Thursday, Max Kuhn (@topepos) delivered a great talk to West Point Faculty and Cadets. Thank you for sharing your experience and expertise with @westpointmath #rstats pic.twitter.com/M7RVhXpbk6— Dusty Turner (@DTDusty) September 8, 2018
JD Long: I didn’t tweet about your talk during your time at West Point - but this place still buzzes from your talk in Spring 2018.
Looking so presidential... and sane: @CMastication talking Tidy By Nature #rstatsnyc Are you down with OPP (other people’s pipes)? pic.twitter.com/ID6hpLT0kW— Dusty Turner (@DTDusty) May 10, 2018
David Robinson: DRob spoke to a packed house about Empirical Bayes and Tidy Text.
The USMA Department of Mathematical Sciences was honored to host @drob to provide lessons in Bayesian Statistics and Tidy Text to over 100 cadets and faculty. 🚂☕️🗣 ®️👨 💻🚂 Thanks for being a friend of the department! #rstats #beatnavy https://t.co/x2qGlh1pOG— Dusty Turner (@DTDusty) April 28, 2018
Emily Robinson: Emily! Why didn’t I use twitter when you were here?! Great talk about A/B Testing (Even if I don’t have Twitter proof)