All You Can Pay: How Companies Use Our Data to Empty Our Wallets by Anna Bernasek and D.T. Mongan

All You Can Pay: How Companies Use Our Data to Empty Our Wallets explains how Big Data companies are not just emptying our wallets but changing our world. Authors Anna Bernasek and D.T. Mongan illustrate through easy to understand stories and thoughtful analysis how the use of data is changing…

My experience with self-studying, boot camps, and financial aid

Photo by Arnold Francisca on Unsplash

Boot camps or career accelerator programs are short-term education programs designed to help you learn new skills and find a job. I recommend boot camps for experienced folks switching into tech from different fields. The real value in boot camps is the career placement assistance that they provide. …

A Brief Review of “Inducing visibilities: An attempt at Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s aesthetic epistemology”

Article by Erna Fiorentini: “Inducing visibilities: An attempt at Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s aesthetic epistemology” / Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42 (2011) 391–394

Drawing of Purkinje cells (A) and granule cells (B) from pigeon cerebellum by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 1899; Instituto Cajal, Madrid, Spain.

Erna Fiorentini’s study on the scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, introduces the idea of “aesthetic epistemology” to…

And How I Have Grown Since Then

Original drawing by the author (jesseruizart.com)

My programming journey, from knowing nothing to learning some programming skills to getting a job in tech, has been transformational and challenging. And definitely not linear! This skillset is rewarding, profitable and attainable for most people. …

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My first foray into job hunting in tech (as a bootcamp grad)

original drawing by Jesse J. Ruiz (jesseruizart.com)

I recently made a career transition from artist to data engineer and wanted to share what I learned. By sharing my personal journey, I attempt to give my best advice based on entering the tech field as a newb and I am hopeful that this will help and inspire others.

Jesse Ruiz (she/they)

Data Engineer, Artist, Queer, New Haven, CT

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