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Happenings

MIT Solid project announced

Solid (derived from „social linked data“) is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles.

It’s also something a friend of ours is working on. >nudge< @csarven

https://twitter.com/chtrachsel/status/762536499132960769

SBB <3 Open Data

BBC’s database of 10’000 Olympic athletes and You.

https://vimeo.com/173787508

Via Bike share mapping creates beautiful portraits of London, NYC and Berlin in The Guardian

Google Freebase about to shut down, but you might want to try ConceptNet

https://medium.com/friendship-dot-js/i-peeked-into-my-node-modules-directory-and-you-wont-believe-what-happened-next-b89f63d21558#.6uc55vvvz

Opinions

What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists – Sabine Hossenfelder (Aeon)

Sociologists have long tried and failed to draw a line between science and pseudoscience. In physics, though, that ‘demarcation problem’ is a non-problem, solved by the pragmatic observation that we can reliably tell an outsider when we see one. During a decade of education, we physicists learn more than the tools of the trade; we also learn the walk and talk

https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/10/data-sharing-science-nejm/

„A new United Nations survey detailing e-government trends shows the number of nations offering open datasets more than doubled since 2014

https://twitter.com/battymamzelle/status/751377644214743041

A preliminary review of influential works in data-driven discovery is a ranked list of 53 „literature, software, and data sets“ important to data-intensive science or data science.

http://mattturck.com/2016/01/04/the-power-of-data-network-effects/

Resumes suck. Here’s the data. — Free Code Camp

https://medium.com/@akelleh/speed-vs-accuracy-when-is-correlation-enough-when-do-you-need-causation-708c8ca93753

Learnings

Dataship is a new way to share data and analysis based on Jupyter, where every notebook is also a Data Package.

User Observation Tool – Black Design

Nice to see Plot.ly is really coming along as a multifunctional datavis tool.

How to make those 3D data visualizations - FastML
In this article we show how to produce interactive 3D visualization of datasets. These are very good visualizations. The best, really.

https://medium.com/data-engineering/modeling-madly-8b2c72eb52be#.n1yxqwl2y

When in doubt, „crush“ the DB…
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