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Announcing CrossFit for Data Science!


Let’s Demystify Data Science in Under 10 Minutes.

This Wednesday, January 22nd, we’ll be debuting the first edition of the Workout of the Week series! The inspiration for this series came from CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. High Intensity WODs (or Workout of the Day) are at the core of CrossFit and generally last less than 10 minutes.  Why not apply the same philosophy to data with short exercises for your data? These workouts will allow you to get your data in SHAPE!

The goal of each workout is to start with an empty Alpine workspace and apply simple data science to take advantage of your data assets.  We start with a blank slate and build a useful workflow in ten minutes or less.  For each workout, we’ll describe the data, the analysis, and a video explanation of how the analysis was completed.

The first workout of the series will  highlight data gathered from three wearable personal fitness devices and take a look at the data to see what it’s tell us. Upcoming topics in the Workout of the Week series include:

  • Investment data
  • Real estate prices
  • Churn analysis
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Product recommendations
  • Weather data

Be sure to subscribe to our blog at the top right to be notified on Wednesday when the first workout is posted and to receive updates throughout the series! And in the meantime, register to join us for the Workout of the Week webinar series which kicks off on Wednesday, January 29th at 11am PST/2pm EST.  These sessions will explain the analysis in greater detail and allow you to ask questions.  Sign up now and bring your questions with you to the webinar!

If you can’t wait to get started, you can try Alpine right now!