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Matt Curcio

Scientist, with sales experience, teaching skills & the ability to bridge multiple disciplines seeks position in data science.

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Self-Taught Data Scientist with background in Biotech Industry & k-12 Teacher

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Everything You Need to Know to Succeed as a Freelancer

Hey Sam, I love Santa Cruz. I have family there, within ear...

From Pastry Chef to Web Developer

Great, Keep going! ;)

How I Manage my Life with Trello

Hi A, Andreas Klinger's email system is very cool. Thanks for...

Top Data science books you should definitely read

Good choices, May I suggest shortening your list to top 5? or...

How To Learn Machine Learning: For Beginners, by a Beginner

Done

How To Learn Machine Learning: For Beginners, by a Beginner

Awesome

How to count objects on an image with Python

Nice step-by-step explanations. Good job

A Deep Dive Into Machine Learning

Great article! You have done your homework. lol ;)

ABSWIATH- a little inspiration for job seekers

Hi Leigha, Maybe you could join the CodeNewbie Challenge. co...

Setting Up a Fresh Ubuntu 21.04 Desktop as Personal Computer

Love Ubuntu based systems! I have always wanted a comprehensi...

10 Helpful CSS Tips

Yea, I've done that too, but it's a pain. That fits my defini...

CSS Graph Paper

Slick!

Why you should create a developer Instagram account

I see your point but I just don't know how leverage it to my...

The Data Science Roadmap

Well written and I appreciate the references. Good job.

What Advice Would You Give to Your Younger Self?

Shite, where do I start?

10 Helpful CSS Tips

I consider #7 evil. LOL I hate it when I cannot steal text fr...

My Best Short Productivity Tips

I like your points. For me, one important item is to have a...

🔥Machine Learning Complete Roadmap🔥

This is an interesting outline. Will you be writing more on ...

Stay with R-cran or *switch* to Python

Ya' know, I have come to the same conclusion. Thanks for the...

Coding Advice I Wish I'd Trusted Earlier

Absolutely agree: Learn Git Control - Early I advise people ...

Things I Wish I Knew as a New Python User

Hey Charles, Nice article. You brought up some new ideas for...

According to 400 Devs, what are the best sites for learning code?!

I'm sorry I was not clear. Could I please see the data and/or...

I Got a Tech Job in Under a Year. Here's How.

Well, done! I cannot wait to hear/read more. You already insp...

I've joined Forem!

Congrats! Fleabag is/was HI-Larious. ;) I have said to paren...

4 Non-Popular HTML Tags 💻

Great, I did not know about the progress bar. Thanks.

Bezos' Calculator

I love this. It would be interesting to follow the median ho...

How do you like my resume?

What are you going to study?

How do you like my resume?

Freelancing? Wow, that is awesome. It sounds like you can do ...

How do you like my resume?

Don't worry too much. I liked it. I thought it was great. Th...

How Neural Networks work: activation functions

Nice tutorial! I also like your hashnode blog. It has some g...

How do you like my resume?

Levithan, LOL, What you did is called (by some) 'you jumped i...

According to 400 Devs, what are the best sites for learning code?!

Curious, how do you define most-, very-, not-so-, and uncommo...

Day 100 Of 100DaysOfCode: Regression with categorical features

YEAAAAAAAA! :D Congrats

Using Matplotlib to Plot a Live Graph of Benford's Law in Python

I love Benford's law. Isn't it crazy that numbers gathered f...

What is your Linux distribution of choice and why?

I now use Linux Mint, Xubuntu & Xubuntu. I used to mess ...

Is Medium still a good platform for new writers in 2021? Discussing the pros and cons

I like blogs where you Don't have to pay.

Day 98 Of 100DaysOfCode: Learning About Confusion Matrix

One of my favorite videos series is by Victor Lavrenko ;)

Day 96 Of 100DaysOfCode: Learning Streamlit

Wow, I cannot believe that you are 4 away from 100 days. Tha...

Six things I’ve learned in my first year as a Software Developer

Nice article! How did you make the switch so quickly? Do you...

Need Feedback

Nice site! good work. I have to agree with James on the bo...

Free JavaScript roadmap for learning the fundamentals

Did you feel DOM and Prototypes were difficult? What notes or...

Turning Data Into Information | Jared Hillam | Intricity

Crumb Trail? Funny idea and often sadly true. I am sure you h...

Getting started with R and v2 of the Twitter API

Wow, great article on R! I rarely see any here. That is so gr...

Day 85 Of 100DaysOfCode: Supervised Learning with scikit-learn

I love supervised computer learning. So cool, isn't it?

What is your biggest weakness?

Cookies. lol Realistically, I would say recently fear of fail...

Which is the best country to work from?

I ran across a site that had the "best" cities to live in wit...

Stay with R-cran or *switch* to Python

Hey Min, Awesome thanks! Would you say it is generally true t...

Stay with R-cran or *switch* to Python

Good point, but I don't use python in Rmarkdown all that much...

Why learn Python as a DevOps Engineer? 🤔

Hi Nana, Great video as usual. Two questions; I have been ...

JavaScript Should Be Your Last Resort

Really excellent idea(s). This is so true with so many things...

Day 65 Of 100DaysOfCode: Implement Clumsiness

That's funny. I haven't thought about a "clumsy" random walke...

Does asking for more money damage your career?

Only If your bosses, laughter offends you. lol To answer you...

How I write my posts

That's good now. I have been toying with the idea of blogging...

How I write my posts

If you're going to create content, you need a steady stream ...

How personal should you go?

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "caused me to pretty mu...

My career story - from bootcamp to Google in ~1 year

Dear Sylvia, After reading your work and looking over your p...

What was your win this week?

Thank you, Gracie ;))

What was your win this week?

Just today! I got my elderly parents a Covid-19 shot appointm...

Web development resources

Hey Ryan, FYI, I just tried Egghead and they seem to be down ...

Part 2: Hypothesis Testing of proportion-based samples

I love Stats. There is a line of thinking in Math education ...

Are you too old to start a programming career?

Hey David, Thanks, time flies when you're having fun. ;) Same...

I’m 53. Just graduated from University. What do I do now?

Congratulations on graduating! and congratulations on trying ...

I Came into Tech via Trauma

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationshi...

Day 4: Area under the ROC

And what about showing us the 'R' equivalent? hehe

10 tips to learn Machine Learning effectively

Machine Learning is not just about building models Absolut...

What's the best Linux distro for Windows users?

Love Mint! I used to play with a new different distro every ...

Ipython-Config

Very interesting, Another question, Do you make a lot of 'das...

Ipython-Config

Hi Waylon, As a Data Eng., how often do you use R?

16 Simple Tips to Boost Your Productivity x10

Hi Maxi, Bravo! Love the lists. I feel these are all things w...

Open-Source Introduction to Bash Scripting Ebook/Guide

Bravo! You have done what I have been wanting to do. Alas, I ...

70+ Free Awesome Certificates to Earn in 2021

Interesting list, could you tell us what (if any) ties you ha...

Why I'm moving away from web design to software testing

Very cool. I didn't know that was a specialty that you could ...

Basic Linux/Unix Commands We should know

Wow, that is quite a comprehensive list. Good Start!

Why developers dislike "no code"?

I was looking over another post on No-code and thought about ...

VARIOUS STUDY PLANS DEPENDING ON YOUR BACKGROUND

Cheers

What is your favorite coding project you have done and why? ⏳

One of my favs in ML is PCA. It might be a little difficult t...

Why developers dislike "no code"?

I believe no-code is a great tool for scientists and people l...

When should a person have their own portfolio website?

Hi Firangiz, I agree with Christian Kozalla, it is not a Must...

Self-taught newbies, listen up 💾

I would put it this way. "It's better to learn one language r...

VARIOUS STUDY PLANS DEPENDING ON YOUR BACKGROUND

Hi W, What is the first piece of software that you would reco...

50 free tools and resources you're gonna love

Thanks, Love it!

VARIOUS STUDY PLANS DEPENDING ON YOUR BACKGROUND

Where do you fit in that program? It sounds like a person may...

Why a Data Scientist Decided to Learn Full Stack Web Development...

That is a great story. I hope that you find Flatiron interes...

Strongly encrypted html page

I love this idea! Thanks

Which concept took you the longest to grasp?

Starting out in Statistics, I suggest something like Kahn Aca...

6 ideas for passive income

Wow, jump right in to sell those stocks. ;)) The market sure ...

My Portfolio site got a makeover

Hi Ciara, The text at the top of your page is right on the mo...

Which concept took you the longest to grasp?

The last time I used it I was testing the false positive para...

Which concept took you the longest to grasp?

Bayes theorem! I use it occasionally but I have to teach myse...

My physical and mental fitness momentum heading into 2021

Hey Ben, I feel terrible when I am stuck in inside yet with t...

Part 1: Today we got my wife's visa. Here's how being in Mexico 3 years has completely changed our lives for the better.

Hi C, Wow, what an amazing story! Crossing borders should not...

Install rtl88x2ub WiFi adapter drivers on Ubuntu 20.10

Were there any gotcha's when you installing the driver(s)? I'...

Install rtl88x2ub WiFi adapter drivers on Ubuntu 20.10

Interesting what kind of speeds can one normally get? What h...

Are these 14 sites REALLY free?

Good, I'm happy to help. I have also been struggling with the...

Are these 14 sites REALLY free?

Hi Angel, I liked the idea of the article very much. I have o...

DeepMind makes AlphaFold to solve a 50 year old biology problem

Great. May I suggest that you better highlight the portions t...

DeepMind makes AlphaFold to solve a 50 year old biology problem

Interesting article. Did you write it all on your own? Are yo...

What junk-cleaner utilities do you use?

BleachBit for Linux

6 reasons to build your own PC

I find I don't necessarily save money when building desktops....

I made 100 high-quality illustrations, totally free. Use it anywhere without attribution.

Why don't the cartoons characters have any real-life curves o...

First Year as a Software Engineer

Variety is the spice of life. Don't you think? ;)

How to become a better programmer

May I suggest that this wonderful content filled post be brok...

You don't have to be a web developer to be a programmer

Hey B, Saying that you can do many other things with computer...

Looking for feedbacks for improvement

HI Ankit, I like your site. The landing page is filled with g...

7 Python Libraries Every Back-End Developer Should Know

Sorry, I could not see any part unless I paid. May I suggest ...

A Programmer's Perspective of Scratch

You have opened my eyes to how complicated Scratch can get. I...

Why I Stream Live Coding on Twitch

Great intro, I'll have to look your next 'live coding-twitch'...

How to set up Postgres in your Django project

I'll have to try this. Thanks

Important points for CS newbies !

Why do you suggest this? never try to write programs using ...

Why I am glad I was rejected by my dream company... twice.

Nice article, personal yet I think we have all done one or mo...

7 Python Libraries Every Back-End Developer Should Know

This is a 'Medium' money scam article. I hate when that happe...

Can you answer this ?

PEMDAS is the Order of operations taught in my grade school. ...

Be the type of person you would like to meet

Interesting. If we are talking 'Live or Dead' then one would ...

Be the type of person you would like to meet

A, I think this post begs the question. WHO would you like t...

What are your favorite open source software?

Love R & RStudio! My favs for M.L. and Stats.

Project management tips

Hi Anja, One of my fav's is a mix between Flow-charting and G...

LinkedIn changed its UI !! What's your opinion

The color of the interface does not really bother but the fea...

I am new here

Gil Scott Heron - I'm new here

Have you ever been forced to learn a tech you do not like?

Does my entire High School career count? haha

I need a mentor.

Hi usman, If you have a question. You can ask me here too! ;)

How to get organic traffic to your developer blog.

Hey C, How is that job at the FBI treating you? haha.

Best Artificial Intelligence Courses for Healthcare You Should Know

Nice website! Thanks for sharing it.

How to get organic traffic to your developer blog.

Hi Christopher, I recently found a book that I think is great...

Start Machine Learning With ...

Love both links, Thanks

Data Science For Cats : PART 1

Great Job! LOVE D.S. and Cats ;))

I need a mentor.

I agree with Patrick to an extent. I would actually recomme...

WEB DEVELOPMENT TRAINING.

As they say in New Zealand, "Good on-Ya!" Show the links, yo...

Benefits of freelancing

Absolutely! But where do you get your free-lance gigs?

4 essentials tips for beginners programmers

I think the advice to Not be a 'full stack' developer is a go...

Don’t sign anything you can’t understand

You are absolutely correct about this. I don't know how many ...

Is there a designated place to chat with members of the DEV Community?

I hear you, Vitor. I miss small talk with the people at my c...

4 great Linux resources

Hey Anja, I like: ubuntuforums.org/ since I use a lot of Ubun...

My Portfolio Site

Wow, Love the bullets. They all stand out! GREAT WORK!

My Portfolio Site

Hiya, I liked the opening graphic a lot. In the 'About' secti...

Are you too old to start a programming career?

I worked in Biotechnology for ~15 years then taught middle sc...

Three rules for choosing a VPN that takes your privacy seriously

Has anyone looked at the Mozilla firefox vpn?

Are you too old to start a programming career?

I started 2 yrs ago at 53!

[-1] University

VERY Cool site. "Good On Ya" as they say in New Zealand

“What is your current salary?” is a red flag that you don’t want to work here

Hi Jean and all, Has anyone ever looked into Unionizing Softw...

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Tell us about the women who have inspired your coding journey ❤️

Question: Has anyone ever tried to use/model/mock-up Lady Lo...

A Perfect Algorithm!

Hey Mukul, I am new to webdev and have a question for you. Wh...

Introduction to Prolog

Hi Anja, Have you ever tried R and RStudio for machine learni...

5 Things I didn't learn in college studying Computer Science

Tony the Tiger says, "Good and Good for you!" Nice list, the ...

What songs help get you "unstuck"?

Gotta love LL Coooool J! :)

What songs help get you "unstuck"?

When I need to thrash I go for J Church... When I am pensive ...

How to create a great presentation

Hi Anja, Yup, sounds like a good list to prepare. One thing I...

How to get started with Machine learning

Hi Anja, Isn't machinelearningmastery.com a great site! Very ...

No Country for Old Developers

Thanks, very informative.

Write your first shell script

One of the first Bash commands I learned was rm -fr . Not goo...

A Chinese hacking team develops an insoluble "virus"

Frightening, development

I Got the 16 Week Streak Badge. Here’s Everything I Learned About Consistency

Be ok with publishing imperfect work; Absolutely "Perfect ...

Too Old To Be In Tech?

YES, I went back at 50 also. I was older than many of my prof...

I Don't Understand X Science...

Good one. What about it baffles you?

How I lost 1 year of life doing failed crypto startup

I agree with Richard. You did not loose a year. You gave it 1...

Why Machine Learning is Important in Education Sector

I am impressed by your Aalpha company website, well done!

What's the dev skill you mastered in a day?

The IDE RStudio for the R language. Learning the basics of R...

Block all Ads with a Pi-Hole

This is a really nice tutorial. Many people do not have the p...

I created an ugly golang sticker

Creepy but Great, lol

How do you store private keys?

Excellent question! And some great responses too.

How hackers steal your keys and secrets

Comprehensive and very informative article! Thanks

Living alone, how do you cope up with anxiety, depression and stress from work or from the current events?

jizavala, Your right, every fam is different, every person is...

Binomial Test

Love that Data Science!

What activities outside of coding do you spend the most time on?

When the pandemic hit i went down to my local art supply stor...

What's the first thing you install on a fresh OS?

The version of Linux I use comes with Firefox so I don't need...

DATA SCIENCE vs MACHINE LEARNING

If you are interested, look into 'Exploratory Data Analysis' ...

LinkedIn: Is it useful for DEVs in 2020?

Linkedin is Big Brother BUT it does have a shite load of job ...

DATA SCIENCE vs MACHINE LEARNING

Usually, if you look up these types of terms you will find so...

What are the best free tools you use?

One thing that I think is a hidden gem is Tiddlywiki! It is ...

Living alone, how do you cope up with anxiety, depression and stress from work or from the current events?

Really nice, Thank you

Living alone, how do you cope up with anxiety, depression and stress from work or from the current events?

Very nice vids, Thank you

Living alone, how do you cope up with anxiety, depression and stress from work or from the current events?

OK, got me... What is the "25th hour maybe?"

Living alone, how do you cope up with anxiety, depression and stress from work or from the current events?

Duuude... I know that your viewpoint is the cool way of pop ...

Explain the challenge of generating random numbers like I'm five

Hi Alex, I think you're right if we couldn't stand on the sho...

Logistic Regression using R

Bummer bunkie, your link is broken. I love reading about Log...

Good Mentality and Patience needed in Tech Career.

"Without inner peace there will be no outer peace." Buddhist ...

Explain the challenge of generating random numbers like I'm five

Alex, Could you translate the technical jargon on the the Mer...

Why I switched to Linux full time

I love it when people talk about and promote Linux! Kudos

What Happens to My Options When The Start-up Gets Sold? — Equity Compensation

Hi Ilona, Have you discussed the Alternative Minimum Tax yet...

What Happens to My Options When The Start-up Gets Sold? — Equity Compensation

Alternatively, You could be in a company that oversold its op...

Explain the challenge of generating random numbers like I'm five

My favorite way to make random number generator is by John Va...

10 Things To Know As A Fullstack Developer 👁️👄👁️

Hi Niharika, I am sooo sorry. I should not have been so crit...

A Riddle and Welcome!

Hey Julie, Great Intro! Congrats I see you are a "Little Rho...

8 reasons why I rarely sign an NDA

Thanks Raul. Do software companies commonly use "at will" con...

Working Remote for Those Who Struggle with It

YES, I agree with all those great ideas. My FAV; Get out of t...

10 Things To Know As A Fullstack Developer 👁️👄👁️

I thought this was going to have a little more meat on the bo...

🎉32 Code Tutorials for Visual Learners 🖼

EFFFIN Awesome. Thanks

Part 1 - Web Development For Entrepreneurs Who Don't Know Where To Begin - Introduction

Good starting article, I'll read over your other ones too. I ...

8 reasons why I rarely sign an NDA

Coming from Biotechnology, I have signed tens of NDA's. I hat...

No Risk Negotiation Phrase?

Hey ya, I tried listening your vid but I found that the sound...

Fatal Mistakes That Developers Should Avoid When Investing

Hi Ilona, I tried your "What kind of developer-investor are y...

Changing careers at 29: Childcare to Web development

Laura Jane, As my friend from New Zealand says, "Good on YA!"...

What is the first thing you do when setting up a new computer?

One thing that I have to do is replace my .bashrc on Linux Mi...

How Developers Can Supercharge Their Savings

Hi Ilona, Good for you for teaching personal finance. You a...

Top 5 Best Ways to Start Investing For Developers

I have to disagree with you on several fronts. Commodities...

Accessibility Matters: How to Build Apps for Everyone with Miranda Limonczenko

Miranda, Wow, I am blown away! Excellent content. Your talk r...

An Introduction to Linux

Thanks for the tour! I used Linux Mint for a long time than r...

444 Days Later, Tori Hit the Jackpot

Hi V, Good on ya! "In the short term progress disappoints but...

Using Self-Review Checklists

I absolutely agree that producing 'job' lists are so complete...

How it feels to look for new gigs right now

I was feeling pretty good until I saw this... Now, I need to ...

Tricks I learned to improve my communication

Very clear and well articulated article. Thanks

HOWTO: Compile Linux kernel (on Ubuntu, applies to any distro)

These look like notes I make for my own benefit. ;))

How Does Liquid Cooling Work?

Real Science! I love that stuff. That is a SHITE-load of mine...

Name a Non-Programming 📖 Book that will Make you a Better 👨‍💻👩‍💻 Programmer

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Motorcycle mainten...

Are you more optimistic or pessimistic for the future of the software development career?

Where are physically located?

Improve your resume format for your next tech job

Giving Examples of good and bad ideas would have been a great...

Django: What version do I have?

PS. I like your github:List of Companies that Hire Jr Devs fo...

Django: What version do I have?

Do you use Anaconda? What about Jupyter Notebooks?

How do you stay motivated?

Recently, I stay motivated by staying up most of the night wa...

A Beginner's Guide to Healthcare AI and TensorFlow.js

Hi Sylvia, Very nice article! Very comprehensive. The tie int...

🤖 Interactive Machine Learning Experiments

Greetings Oleksii, Wow, quite an amazing piece of work here! ...

How do you manage wellness and avoid distractions?

Hey Collin, I was already to listen to the link you provided ...

My first blog: can I get a review?

I like the template, bc it is clean and simple. The About pag...

dev.to as a generic blog?

After lurking around DEV.tobfor many moons now, I have not re...

My first blog: can I get a review?

Hey Muna, WHAT only one picture? haha, good start keep goin...

Which way should I go?

Awesome, Thanks man... ;)

Which way should I go?

Hey Henrik, As a smaller suggestion, I found this book on Pyt...

Help me understand unpaid internships!

Hey C, For that last sentence, I have used that argument man...

Drink the Hot Dog Water

Resumes are such a minefield. When I look at others' resumes...

Hugo vs Jekyll: an epic battle of static site generator themes

LOVE HUGO! :)) Great detail on this post. I have not tried Je...

My laptop is 8 years old

I upgraded very recently. I went to a Microcenter in Cambridg...

Help me understand unpaid internships!

This is a really good question and it has been getting some p...

Ditch your IDE!

As a beginner programmer, I hear you when it comes to relying...

Puffs of Kleenex

Hey Teddy, Can't wait for the next podcasts.

So... Linux?

Hey E, Loved: 'man hier'. That was totally new to me. And I t...

Hustle porn is so 2019

Information asymmetry is what I have lived with all my chil...

What was your win this week?

Really awesome graphic!

Setting up your computer for Data Science

The total setup should have both Anaconda and R with RStudi...

Google is ready with Android 11, Are You?

How can one be so excited by an OS that tracks your every m...

What I learned after applying for 100 jobs

Excellent article, I LOVE the points at the end. I have a s...

Machine learning 101 & data science: Tips from an industry expert

Hi Amanda, Great article, really comprehensive. Your point ...

How to start with Machine Learning?

Good Overview, Thanks

Nikema's 100 Days of Code - Days 12-13

Great Job! I have dabbled a little with WP but my community...

7 Tech Companies in Amsterdam to Get Hired as a Foreigner

Hey Andrew, Great article but I would not like to work for ...

I really couldn't think of a punny title for this post

Did you mean you couldn't think of a puny title that was sm...

Adding Metadata to PDFs

Great exploration of the process you went thru. Thanks

Is SQL Really A Game Changer For Data Science Careers?

Hi Alan, Finally got around to reading this... lol I like t...

A Roller coaster Ride with Machine Learning

Great, I'll look them over.

A Roller coaster Ride with Machine Learning

Why didn't you mention R? Everyone talks about NN but few ...

Medical Machine Learning in 30 Seconds

Hi Shawn, I was noodling around and found your older post. ...

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