Giles and Praveen are friends with a common passion for using open-source programming tools for purpose-driven data science.
An applied economist by trade, Giles has worked for the last decade on a disparate range of issues ranging from climate change, social policy, road engineering and the economics of peace. He forced himself to learn how to program in R so he could waste less time learning new software and spend more time doing cool stuff with data.
Praveen is an engineer, data scientist and technologist with more than ten years of experience working on frontier technologies in Australia and overseas. Having founded his own data science firm, worked in electronics, wearable technology and data analytics, Python and R programming runs through his blood. It’s a serious medical problem, but great for his clients and students.