The summer, as always, is a super-busy time for us. Not only is work crazy with state reporting and fiscal year reporting, but my wife and I are always running around trying to suck the most out of every nice day before we hibernate. Add a toddler to that equation, and you end up with exactly zero free time. Which, of course, means it’s been a while since my last post.

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It’s a rainy Sunday here in NYC, and I have some time to reflect on the Lander Analytics RStatsNY conference I attended for the last few days. It was a whirlwind - tons of learning, laughs, shock and awe (redoc I’m looking at you), and of course a steady sprinkle of imposter syndrome and anxiety. I had an absolute blast, the survival analysis workshop was phenomenal and I’m already planning to trick my boss into sending me next year.

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Lock all the legs!

Welcome, friends, to my first data post! So here’s the background: I love brazilian jiu jitsu (bjj). I did martial arts when I was a kid (bonus story at the end about my favorite martial art moment ever), but stopped going after I had a knee injury that sidelined me for several months. I’d always toyed with the idea of going back, but my wife made me realize how much I actually missed sports when I saw her being crazy active with her HIIT gym.

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Finally! A Blog!

Well this took me way too long to get up and running! But here we are :) Hello, and welcome! Why another R blog? I’m starting this blog for a few reasons. First, I want to use it as a way to document my own R journey. I figured I’d document it for lots of reasons: a way to showcase my own work, career development, networking, everyone in the R community says you should do it, blah blah blah.

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Jessica Streeter

I’m Jess, a trained medical sociologist who left academia and stumbled into a career as a data scientist. I’m a self professed nerd of many things, including R, data visualization, craft beer, Game of Thrones, and Jiu Jitsu. I’m happily enjoying my life in Philly with my wife, our son, and all our amazing puppies. All of my opinions are my own.

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