Harvard Business Review: Data Scientists are Sexy

If this pick-up line gets your central processing unit in a twist, proceed with caution—the nerdery only gets thicker. The October issue of The Harvard Business Review, crowned “data scientist” the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century. For a company to collect the vast oceans of data available without someone to parse it would be like someone with a lactose-intolerance…

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Natural Gas Documentary Features InfoGraphics Created Using Rhiza Upshot

A new documentary film produced by Kirsi Jansa incorporates maps and charts Kirsi made using Rhiza Upshot. Gas Rush Stories is a series of documentaries that explore the issue of Marcellus shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and people’s attitudes about it. In Part 6: A Private Pilot, Kirsi flies with amateur pilot Steve White to look at the impacts of…

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Animating Data: A Different Way to Look at Marcellus Shale Drilling

At Rhiza, we love to experiment with new ways of visualizing data that help tell better data stories. In most of our work environments, using data is kind of difficult and visualizing is usually left to data experts. We’d love to see a future where sharing data visualizations (maps, charts, explanations, etc) is as easy as recording and sharing a…

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MAYA Companies Moving to Downtown Pittsburgh to Accommodate Growth

Rhiza’s parent company, MAYA, announced that it was moving all of the MAYA Companies to downtown Pittsburgh. I didn’t think this was a big news story, but apparently Marketwatch decided to publish the news. The expansion of the MAYA Companies into a downtown skyscraper is just one indicator for how well the companies (including Rhiza) are doing and how much…

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