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    The Worst Kind of Data: Missing Data

    By Uday Keith on Aug 17, 2020 1:33:23 PM

    Most publicly available datasets or datasets at the workplace are complete. However, from time to time we encounter datasets where some or many entries are missing. The problem of missing data exists on a spectrum; only a few entries missing among millions is virtually negligible, however, upwards of 10% of missing data can be crippling.

    The exact problem of missing data contains multiple layers, so let us proceed to peel it like the onion it is.  At its most basic, enough missing data may skew the distribution(s) the data follows.

    Topics: coding Data Science Programming Tips
    1 min read

    Django Resources From A Founder and CTO

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:35 AM

    Will Plaehn, founder and CTO of Last Mile Retail, a retail marketing platform, recently visited Byte Academy as a guest speaker for our Entrepreneur Series.  He also gave a workshop on Django, a Python framework while here.  Read some of his favorite resources that he shared and referenced in his talk (thanks Will!)...


    Topics: Startup Careers Python Programming Tips django
    2 min read

    About Natural Language Processing

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:26 AM

    Natural Language Processing or NLP for short is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human natural language.  It's a relatively new field and a "hot" area in technology today. Read some more about it from our Data Science instructor, Lesley Cordero. Byte Academy offers a Natural Language Processing mini-course for those who would like to study this area.

    Topics: Natural Language Processing Machine Learning Careers AI Data Science Programming Tips nlp
    3 min read

    Helpful Tips For Learning Programming Faster

    By Wendy Dessler on Aug 17, 2020 5:43:17 AM


    Topics: Careers programming Programming Tips
    1 min read

    Instructor Insight: Coding Tips for Beginners

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:42:30 AM

    Jason Ng just joined our team as a Full-Stack instructor and code guru, and, has some tips for the noobs. A former instructor at General Assembly, Jason has a wealth of teaching experience. On a side note, he also enjoys moonlight walks on the beach and candlelight dinners.

    Coming from a voice of experience who has dealt with plenty of beginner coders, here are Jason's Top Tips for when you start coding:

    Topics: programming Programming Tips
    7 min read

    Django - A Python Web Framework for Perfectionists with Deadlines

    By lakshmi b on Aug 17, 2020 5:42:12 AM

    Django is a free and open-source collection of libraries written in Python, which follows the model-view-template-controller (MVTC) architectural pattern. It is one of the most popular server-side web frameworks with the motto being ‘Don’t Repeat Yourself’. It is maintained by the Django Software Foundation (DSF), an independent non-profit organization.

    Topics: Template Setups fullstack Python Programming Tips django
    3 min read

    Top Ten Reasons Python Programming Language Rules The Finance Industry

    By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 5:42:03 AM

    No longer just for programmers, analysts, researchers, and managers are now learning python programming as well.

    Topics: finance Python Programming Tips
    2 min read

    3 Fundamental Principles of Redux

    By Tenzin on Aug 17, 2020 5:41:20 AM

    Redux: It is a library for managing states that follow the principles of the flux architecture & is an independent framework, but for the sake of brevity, we'll assume that we are using it with React.

    Topics: Student Stories Programming Tips redux
    7 min read

    How To Build a Keyword Dictionary using Python

    By Abdul Majed Raja on Aug 17, 2020 5:38:06 AM

    What is a Keywords Dictionary?

    A Keywords Dictionary is a set of words put together based on a common theme. Consider this example, you are managing a bank and you want to improve your customer service. You give your customers a feedback form? For you to make sense of what your customers complaint or talk about, you need to have a list of keywords that are related to the business and this is where the need to have a Keywords Dictionary comes in.

    Topics: Python programming Programming Tips
    5 min read

    Why I Learned How to Code and You Should Too

    By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:32:01 AM

    “I want to lose 10 lbs before summer.”
    “I want to read a book a week.”
    “I will eat more fruits.”
    “I will give up smoking.”
    “I will be more organized.”
    “I want a bikini-bod this year.”

    We all make New Year resolutions but they tend to be personal. Many don't last more than a month, so when we reconsider how to self-improve, why not do something relevant, achievable and, new - like learning a very important skill in this digital age: coding.

    It’s common to look at a website and wonder how it was made or look at a mobile app and think, “Hey that's pretty neat!” or, “that was so useful but I wonder if it could also do that...” Even marveling at technological innovations, we distance ourselves from them if we don't know the basics in order to understand what's happening behind the interface.

     The world of 1’s and 0’s was hostile territory to me, sanitized by a set of rules. Studying Arts, coding and I were like oil and water. I could not relate to my friends struggling to learn C++. Once in grad school, I took a compulsory coding workshop. It wasn't like swallowing the red pill, but when I saw my sample Web page from the lines of code I had sweated over, everything seemed to make sense in the former unknown universe. At an age where I felt the world was out of my control, coding was something that I could do by myself. If something didn't work, I could mend it. The power to build websites and databases could be mine...

    Topics: education programming Programming Tips