Brian Frutchey

January 2, 2020

Legos for Grownups: Rationale for a Low-Code Environment

I believe that parents fall into two categories during the holiday season. Those who are buying Legos by the pound with the belief they are inspiring their children to be imaginative and develop engineering skills, and those who have banned Legos because the piles from previous years are taking up more space than bedroom furniture. The genius of Legos is undeniable. The most complex creations can be built by just about anyone, and since the process of creation is so satisfying, everyone gets hooked. I am sure I went through a period when all I wanted to do “when I […]
April 12, 2019

Data Preparation for Machine Learning: Vector Spaces

Machine learning algorithms often rely on certain assumptions about the data being mined. Ensuring data meet these assumptions can be a significant portion of the preparation work before model training and predicting begins. When I began my data science journey, I was blissfully unaware of this and thought my preparation was done just because I had stuffed everything into a table. Feeding these naïvely compiled tables into learners I wondered why some algorithms never seemed to perform well for me. As I began digging into the algorithms themselves, many referred to vector space operations as being fundamental to their function. […]