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Kurt Cagle

Community Editor for Data Science Central

Kurt Cagle has been the contributing editor for Data Science Central for two years, and will likely be the person you will interact with if you want to submit an article. Kurt is a published author with more than twenty books to his credit, and has been working as a technology editor for years, writing for Forbes, O'Reilly Media, IDC and others. He has also been a consulting information architect and ontologist with more than twenty years experience working with Fortune 100 companies and US and European agencies, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on data technologies.

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DSC Weekly 29 Nov 2022 – Winter is Coming

  • Kurt Cagle 

I live near the top of one of the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the Puget Sound, my first year of living here after spending the last decade in a valley near sea level, only a few miles away. Warily, we’re watching the heavy, sullen clouds move in even as a cold weather system presses in from the north, a guaranteed recipe for snow. Winter is coming.

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DSC Weekly 15 Nov 2022 – The Dynamics of Ranked Voting

  • Kurt Cagle 

A Ranked Choice Voting system takes a different approach. In a Ranked Choice, candidates from any party (or no party) can stand for election. Voters rank their preferences, and the top three candidates then go onto a second election, where the top vote receiver wins the election. A referendum passed in this latest election cycle makes Nevada a Ranked Choice state, joining Alaska and Maine. Significantly, these states all have had a history of independent candidates.

Empty classroom with vintage tone wooden chairs. Back to school

DSC Weekly 8 Nov 2022 – Layoffs in the Work From Home Era

  • Kurt Cagle 

This week saw the news that two major automotive companies, Ford and VW, were walking away from a multi-billion dollar investment into Argo AI, a venture intended to build self-driving vehicles. Instead, the companies hope to roll at least some of that effort back into augmenting drivers’ abilities to drive safely and efficiently.

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DSC Weekly 1 Nov 2022 – Why the Future Seldom Matches Expectations

  • Kurt Cagle 

This week saw the news that two major automotive companies, Ford and VW, were walking away from a multi-billion dollar investment into Argo AI, a venture intended to build self-driving vehicles. Instead, the companies hope to roll at least some of that effort back into augmenting drivers’ abilities to drive safely and efficiently.

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DSC Weekly 11 Oct 2022 – Writing for DSC

  • Kurt Cagle 

The DSC Weekly newsletter normally covers trends or practices in the data science and AI field. Still, every couple of months, the editorial team will also write a newsletter issue such as this one specifically for writers. If you write regularly, these may contain new or changing information, while if you aren’t a writer yet, but you’d like to be, this is a good reference to check.

Hurricane Ian in Florida

DSC Weekly 4 October 2022 – Resiliency

  • Kurt Cagle 

Last week, Hurricane Ian hit Fort Myers, Florida, skirting the edge of Category 5 Hurricane classification. By the time it exited the other side of the Peninsula (going on to hit the Carolinas as a severe tropical storm), Ian had brought 18′ storm surges that leveled buildings, killed at least seventy-five people, and left several million people without power. The storm was nearly as large as the state when it made landfall.

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