Hi there, I’m David; data scientist and software solutions architect. Here, I write about technology, software, and data topics.
Since my first programming job I’ve become more and more interested in data. To that end, I completed an MSc in Data Science and now work as a data scientist. I also worked on some related side projects over the years.
To complement my MSc studies, I was part of the Data Science Learning Club, which supplements the excellent Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast. I was also a guest on the podcast along with some fellow Club members!
I’ve written about the importance of implementing machine learning algorithms to better understand them, and have been doing this myself.
So far I’ve dived into:
I also wrote some Python code that generates text using Markov chains. It “wrote” this little philosophical nugget when I fed it some Muse lyrics.
Markov chain-generated, Muse-inspired lyrics:
Life is like forks on a plate
Blackboard scratched with hate
I’ve exposed your lies baby
— David Asboth (@davidasboth) January 9, 2016
And also a mysterious Christmas cracker joke:
I made a Christmas cracker joke generator. This was its effort:
Q: What do angry mice send to each other at christmas?
A: it got gobbled
— David Asboth (@davidasboth) December 14, 2016
In my career and in my spare time I’ve worked on a variety of software development projects from full-stack web development, to freelancing and consulting. All these full-time, freelance and consultancy jobs have all had one thing in common: the focus on using computers to do what computers are good at, leaving the people to do what humans are best at.
Previous freelance/consulting clients include: