10 Things I’m Doing After Reading The Principles of Product Development Flow

10 Things I'm Doing After Reading The Principles of Product Development Flow
A few weeks ago I showed this slide during a talk I gave to clients of RJMetrics. The Goal is legendary in my family as a guide for unlocking throughput in manufacturing. Garvey Corp’s entire business model is helping companies exploit constraints and increase profits. It got me off to a great start in manufacturing, ...

Best Things This Year (2014)

Best Things This Year (2014)
What I like about 2014 was that it was more about things I built, rather than found and enjoyed. 1. Lineage How do you browse 250 years of genealogical data? My Aunt Peggy has been doing genealogical research for decades and I created a system to view this data and show family relationships. I demoed ...

Presentation on Data Expression

Here’s a link to the presentation I gave on October 30th at the Digital Analytics Association Symposium on Data Visualization and Expression. It’s improved since I gave my first talk on the subject at IgnitePhilly 11. One of my goals this year was to do more public speaking at bigger events. I’m glad I did ...

2014 Digital Analytics Association Talk on October 30th

I’m excited to be giving a talk on Data Expression at this year’s Digital Analytics Symposium in Philadelphia. Some information about the event: Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:30pm – 6:30pm University of Pennsylvania Houston Hall 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6306 Digital Analytics – Art, Science or Both? Stitching together the infrastructure, systems, methods and ...

Introducing Kids Morning Adventure!

Introducing Kids Morning Adventure!
So excited for this! After a year of work, I’m finally releasing my gamfication system for getting kids ready for school, called Kids Morning Adventure. It ended up being very similar to my RPG for kids, Kids Dungeon Adventure, but refined for the busy morning schedule.

Ingenious Review

Ingenious Review
In America there is no shortage of digital inventors, tinkerers, hackers, and dreamers. Companies form around the most ridiculous ideas, test them in the marketplace, often with unpredictable and surprising results. It’s an exciting time for innovators in the information age. Go back one hundred years and you’ll find a similar state in the automobile ...

VizWar @ Philly Tech Week 2014

VizWar @ Philly Tech Week 2014
Fellow RJMetrician Austin Lopez and I competed in a data visualization contest/hackathon called VizWars at WHYY last night. It was hosted by Acumen Analytics and Tableau. The goal was to come up with the best visualization from either NCAA Basketball tournament statistics or Earthquake data they provided. This is what we came up with. The ...

Announcing Lineage: A Family Tree Data Expression Engine

Announcing Lineage: A Family Tree Data Expression Engine
Last week at the Philly JS Dev meetup, I demoed a new project I’ve been working on called Lineage. It all started as a way to try and visualize all the research my Aunt Peggy has done over the last 50 years. Using D3, I was able to build a way to search, filter and ...

Best Things This Year (2013)

Best Things This Year (2013)
Anecdotally, it seems like a lot of people shook up their lives in 2013. I certainly did. Here are the best things that happened to me in 2013. 1. RJMetrics – In March I started working at RJMetrics, an e-commerce data analytics firm in center city Philadelphia. Leaving Garvey Corp was a difficult decision, but ...

D3.js Talk at Philly JS Meetup

D3.js Talk at Philly JS Meetup
I’m going to give a talk titled Data Expression with D3 and Null Family Values at the Philly Javascript Dev meetup on January, 22. I’ll also be giving a demonstration of an awesome D3 project I’ve been working on. Here’s a sneak peak: