Hi there!

I’m Alex Gude, a data scientist with a passion for plots and algorithms, but also cycling and photography. I got my start in the valley at Insight Data Science. In my previous life, I was a high energy particle physicist at CERN and a cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

I write about whatever catches my attention here on this site; mostly that means data science, machine learning, deep learning, and software development related topics. My writings on deep learning from my time at Lab41 can be found at Gab41 and rehosted on this page. If you’re interested in my thoughts in real time, follow me on Twitter: @alex_gude

The code that I write lives on my Github page. Check it out! Bug reports and pull requests welcome!

Recent Writings

Below you can find my most recent articles and projects; older ones can be found here:

The Data Science Spectrum:
From Analyst to Machine Learning

Data science has left the era of the Unicorn and entered the era of the team, but that means there is now a whole spectrum of data science jobs. Here is what they do.
The Data Science Split:
From Unicorns to Teams

When data science started the job covered everything from setting up databases to running experiments to making models. But finding Unicorns was impossible; something had to give.
Where to Host Public Datasets?
When I released the SWITRS dataset, I had to find a place to host a 5 Gig dataset. Here is what I learned.
Jupyter Notebook Templates for Data Science: Plotting Time Series
Jumpstart your time series visualizations with this Jupyter plotting notebook!
Making Custom Markdown for Github Pages
I love Markdown, I take all my notes in it and write my blog in it. But sometimes you want to create new syntax; read on to find out how!