Announcing the Community Champions for this week!

Eek - We announced the May Writers Contest last week! :confetti_ball: I’m soo excited to see what you all come up with!! :heart_eyes:

It’s a great excuse to write your first article that you can proudly show in your job interviews to demonstrate your soft skills. :wink:

Get all the deets about the contest here.

Now onto our this week’s Community Champions announcement: :tada:

Writers

@Elena_Kosourova and @masterryan.prof kicked off this contest by publishing 2 articles:

  • Elena wrote about her experience with using the Wordcloud library to analyse the popular children’s book, “The Little Prince” - What You Can Learn About a Popular Book by Looking at its Word Clouds.

    " Many people love “The Little Prince”, others find it too confusing and misleading (you might check this article), but the fact is that nobody is indifferent to it.

    So, can we unriddle some of the mysteries of this story using word clouds? Let’s try and see."

  • Ryan, who has been a Learning Assistant with us for almost a year now, wrote advice on How to prevent yourself from giving up on learning technology . He used his experience as a Dataquest student and a cyber security student to create a very practical guide.

    “From what I observed in most people getting into technology and how the learn using various approaches, I consolidated the main reasons why I feel people give up learning technology (be it Data Science or other IT-related fields).”

    It’s a great read if you want to understand

Guided Project sharers

Guided Project reviewers

@artur.sannikov96 and @brayanopiyo18 created value for their peers by checking out their projects and giving them actionable feedback!


Thank you for contributing to our Community! :heart:

I am glad to reward you with:

  • A 7 day extension on your current Dataquest subscription :rocket:
  • An exclusive Community Champions badge in our Community :medal_sports:

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Thank you very much, Nityesh!

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Thanks a lot for recognition, Nityesh! :heavy_heart_exclamation: Congratulations to all the champions! :trophy:

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Thanks again @nityesh and others in the community who inspire me to help others and continue writing to inspire other individuals!

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Thanks @nityesh! Well done, champions:)

Happy coding :grinning:

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Here are the Community Champions of this week: :tada:

Writers

  • @otavios.s wrote very inspiring piece on describing his journey of learning Data Science and getting a job - How I learnt Data Science, worked as a freelance writer and found my first data job

    I have had the opportunity to get to know Otávio as the helpful Community Moderator and an amazing writer. So, reading his success story makes me so incredibly happy! :heart_eyes: :confetti_ball:

    “I use Python and SQL on a daily basis. These skills not only helped me get the job, but they are also helping me to stand out in the company. So yes, the process was worth it and the hard work paid off.”

  • @monorienaghogho shared a helpful tutorial on Investing: Minimum Variance Portfolio and the Efficient Frontiers.

    “In this article, we looked at how we can invest our wealth to get the maximum possible returns. We discussed the Modern Portfolio Theory and showed how it helps us answer the question, “How should we invest our wealth?”, by estimating the maximum return for each risk profile.”

Guided Project sharers

  • @sbgraham72 shared an amazing project on CIA Factbook and “Mutiny on The Bounty” Island via SQL.

    It stands out for its very thorough data analysis, smooth and capturing storytelling like reading a book, incredible background research supplemented with amazing pictures and demonstrating a huge curiosity of Bruce to the topic.

  • @alekseikondratenko7 shared another amazing project on Star Wars survey.

    It is perfectly structured, with clean and comprehensive well-commented code, all the necessary emphasizing to facilitate reading, and great dataviz, including color selection and interactivity.

Guided Project reviewers

Finally, this week I want to highlight @brayanopiyo18 and @artur.sannikov96 for sharing some amazing feedback on their peers’ Guided Projects! :heavy_heart_exclamation:


Thanks for creating value for our community, yall! :heart:

I am glad to reward you with:

  • A 7 day extension on your current Dataquest subscription :rocket:
  • An exclusive Community Champions badge in our Community :medal_sports:

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Thank you very much @nityesh for the recognition , and congratulations to all the champions!

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Thank you @nityesh! Congratulations to all champions, you make this community a better place:)

Happy coding :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Thank you very much @nityesh and DQ.

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Thank you @nityesh ! It is a precious feeling when your work is appreciated.

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Thank you very very much for once again being awarded this prize! And a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that helped me getting here :slight_smile:

And congrats to the other winners, Parabéns, and keep up the good work :upside_down_face:.

Obrigado!

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Thank you for the kind words, @nityesh , it means a lot!

And congratulations to all the champions!

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Here are our Community Champions for this week: :confetti_ball:

Writers

Guided Project sharers

  • @Elena_Kosourova shared her awesome Guided Project on Winning Jeopardy.

    She tested various guided and extra approaches searching for a successful strategy, experimented with different stop word lists, considered 50 most common words rather than 10 random, and analyzed frequencies of the most popular categories.

  • @ahadov.rufat also shared a cool project analysing Employee Exit Survey.

    Rufat shared a well-organized project with optimized and well-commented code, conducted a profound data cleaning and analysis with curious insights and created cool plots.

Guided Project reviewers

This week I want to highlight @artur.sannikov96 and @vinigomesaraujo for leaving helpful reviews on their peer’s Guided Projects in the community.

I hope checking them out taught you something useful, too! :slight_smile:


Thanks for creating value for our community, y’all! :heart:

I am honoured to reward you with:

  • A 7 day extension on your current Dataquest subscription :rocket:
  • An exclusive Community Champions badge in our Community :medal_sports:

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Thanks for the recognition again @nityesh! Good job, champions:)

Happy coding everyone :smile:

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Thanks a lot, Nityesh! :heavy_heart_exclamation: Congratulations to all the champions, great job! :partying_face:

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Here are the Community Champions of this week:

Writers

Guided Project sharers

@sbgraham72 posted a great project on Popular Data Science Questions or Tags last week.

Here he conducted a very thorough analysis, added awesome insightful visualizations and images, made interesting observations, and listed the most frequent questions, apart from the most frequent tags.

Guided Project reviewers

Finally, this week I want to call out @Edelberth and @brayanopiyo18 for providing helpful feedback on some of the Guided Projects shared by their peers.

If you would like to join them, check out @the_doctor helpful guide on how to provide valuable feedback to these projects.


Thanks for engaging in our community, everyone! :heart:

I am honoured to reward you with:

  • A 7 day extension on your current Dataquest subscription :rocket:
  • An exclusive Community Champions badge in our Community :medal_sports:

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Thanks a lot @nityesh for the appreciation, and congratulations to all the champions!

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Announcing the Community Champions for this week: :tada:

Writer

@JavierSandoval wrote an inspiring article highlighting the impact of data science in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of the world: Data and sustainable development: The case for world changers in a digital world.

Javier also presented a simple project to demonstrate how data analysis can help in making sense of world’s energy trends.

Guided Project sharers

  • @sbgraham72 is killing it - he has shared another excellent project in one week. This time he is analyzing the Fandango 2015 Movie Ratings.

    Apart from amazing and informative graphs and a profound statistical analysis, the project stands out for its appealing project title, interesting critics of data gathering process, individual approach to select a significant control group, curious observations and especially conclusion.

  • @brucemcminn’s project on Finding Room for a New App deserves a special mention too.

    Even though this was his first guided project, it is well-structured, has an attractive title, clean code, demonstrates interesting observations and original conclusion. What’s more, @brucemcminn efficiently applied suggestions from the Community and updated his project accordingly! :heart_eyes:

Guided Project reviewers

This week, I want to call out @Elena_Kosourova and @brayanopiyo18 for leaving thoughtful feedback on the projects shared in our community. :heart:


Thanks for engaging in our community, everyone! :heart:

I am glad to reward you with:

  • A 7 day extension on your current Dataquest subscription :rocket:
  • An exclusive Community Champions badge in our Community :medal_sports:

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Thanks a lot @nityesh
congratulations! to all the champions :clap: :clap:

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Thank you nityesh for investing your time in reading over my project reports.
I appreciate your feedback very much.
For the most part, it has been enjoyable to take on the wide range of challenging Guided Projects presented as part of my learning process!
Beast regards,
Bruce Graham

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