Hacking trails and health data

The last two Saturdays I participated in “Hack for Change Albany” and “National Trails Day”.  Most people would consider trail work and computer programming to be very different, but both events were actually very similar in format.  Groups of volunteers got together for a common cause.  In each case we were loosely organized by a leader but also encouraged to… More →

Link Dump

Some interesting articles from the last couple of weeks…(If you follow the open science and reproducible research communities you have probably already seen these). Nate Silver comments on a repeatable data controversy.   Silver reaches a very large audience so people outside the open data community will read this.  He also makes a good point “be skeptical of the skeptics” too!… More →