My Goodness, My Guinness!

St. Patrick’s day is an opportunity to celebrate Irish heritage in a variety of ways — whether by wearing green, watching a parade, or enjoying a variety of Irish beers. Of the Irish beers consumed on St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness, the popular Irish stout, traditionally leads the pack. According to WalletHub, over 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed…

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Rhiza’s Resolutions – 2015

As we begin the new year, many of us continue the annual tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. While we all might have personal New Year’s Resolutions – to stay fit and healthy, to lose weight, to enjoy life to the fullest, or to spend less, save more – you should also start thinking of your business resolutions. And there’s…

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Anticipating Customer Behavior… Before It Happens

Each year, in anticipation of Black Friday, retailers try to predict hot ticket items and holiday trends; how much consumers will spend and on what. But thanks to big data analysts like Rhiza, guesswork is becoming so twentieth century. Retailers now track customer purchases closely, whether through customer loyalty programs or information purchased through a third party, such as credit…

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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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Why Small Is Better

I received an excellent piece of advice from a friend and current Google employee yesterday.  “Don’t try to compete with Google on perks.” Rhiza is hiring right now.  I like to think of us as small and scrappy, but it’s been tough competing for software engineers against Pittsburgh branches of bigger companies like Google and Apple.  We don’t have the…

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Honing the Craft

This past Saturday Rhiza hosted a Coderetreat for members of the Pittsburgh development community. Coderetreat is a global organization dedicated to helping programmers become better programmers. It does this by helping local groups organize workshops – the code retreats – that let developers focus on key elements of the craft of programming without the day-to-day distractions of deadlines and bottom…

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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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Rhiza helps the Tides Foundation with the Never Ending Data Story

One of our customers, the Tides Foundation, recently partnered with Rhiza to analyze the impact of its grantmaking activities. Irene Kao, Project Manager for the Impact and Innovation Department at Tides talks about her experience of using Rhiza Upshot to bring their data to life to tell a continuous story that is meaningful, dynamic, and actionable in a recent blog…

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Rhiza’s Impact at the Social Venture Network

At Rhiza, we believe deeply in operating our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Our CEO, Josh Knauer, has been a member of the Social Venture Network (SVN) since 1999 and serves on the organization’s Board of Directors. SVN is a network of innovative business leaders who passionately believe that responsible businesses can help create a more just…

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