After finally taking the plunge and starting to release videos to my Youtube channel, I am looking back at my first 10 uploads and reflecting on some lessons learnt. Hopefully these will help guide my next 10 uploads and maybe yours as well.

Just Film It

Building a Youtube channel and growing an audience has always been something I’ve wanted to do. When I finally decided on an idea for a first video (making espresso on a surfboard) and a concept for a channel, I wanted to set myself some success criteria that would encourage me to keep going. My definition of success…


Why not to trust your favourite data import functions

source: Susan Yin https://unsplash.com/photos/2JIvboGLeho

As a data scientist, one of the last things I ever worry about or even think about is if the method of importing my data into my Jupyter Notebook or RStudio session is ok or not. I place my full faith in those two underscored words : “READ” “CSV” . Whether it be in Python or in R, my job is to clean, dissect and analyse the data. The reading is something I rarely think about other than what delimiter to separate on. Today however, I ran into two issues whilst using a read function in R’s Tidyverse package. …


I started a YouTube channel with 0 subscribers and 0 views. I was extremely hesitant to publish anything because of the fear of judgement for the underwhelming subscriber count, like having a birth party and no one turns up except for one or two people … awkward.

But once I got over that initial fear, I pressed publish and watched the views and subscribers come in. The concept of my channel, or at least my first series of videos, is that I make high quality espresso in extreme locations. See here the video that sparked this whole idea.

I…


RICK AND MORTY

Training a classifier and visualising personalities

SPOILER ALERT: If you are not up to date with the final episode of season 4 of Rick and Morty you should avoid reading on.

Ever since the end of season 3 of Rick and Morty, fans have wondered whether or not Rick had cloned his daughter Beth and if so, if the Beth that remained with the family was real or the clone.

Lucky for us fans, part of this mystery was put to bed in the season 4 finale (Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri), where it was revealed that Rick had indeed cloned Beth, made it impossible…

Simon Lipson

Data Scientist | Problem Solver

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