An email I sent recently:
NYTimes ran an interesting article on paternity leave just as I was returning from my unpaid time off spent with my baby. It doesn’t say anything specific about university professors, but may be of interest to others on this list anyway: http://nyti.ms/1pvfxba
For a shorter and more personal version of this material, see a Facebook VP’s version here: https://www.facebook.com/tstocky/posts/996111776858
I found some archival videos of Donald Knuth teaching literate programming in his mathematical writing class in 1987:
Lots of other promising stuff on the Stanford page that links to it: http://scpd.stanford.edu/free-stuff/engineering-archives/donald-e-knuth-lectures
There is a proposal to drop some questions from the American Community Survey (ACS), and I was planning to use one of them in a project I’m trying to get started. I hope they keep it.
“I know there’s a lot of angst in the community right now,” Treat says. “But I think there’s a lack of understanding that the survey is under attack. So I encourage everybody to respond to the notice. The more responses we get, the better understanding there will be about the value of collecting this information.”
I’ve been digging for presentation materials lately, and one source I want to remember is this tunblr full of visual representations of big data: http://bigdatapix.tumblr.com/
Big Data is visualized in so many ways…all of them blue and with numbers and lens flare.
Here is an interesting resource to watch: The Exemplar Public Health Datasets Collection in Open Health Data. Large longitudinal cohorts for secondary data analysis, anyone?