Winner of BC Housing Data Visualization ChallengeMarch 2017
The challenge aimed to develop a tool to visualize BC housing data in a more meaningful and impactful way. BCIC and BCStats invited innovators around the province to submit their proposed solutions to the challenge. A review panel comprised of the BC Innovation Council, BC Developers’ Exchange and BC Stats selected the five finalists who have been selected to present their prototypes at the 2017 BCTech Summit, the largest tech event in BC and a joint initiative between the Province and BC Innovation Council. Ruby Industries Inc. was announced as the winner of the Challenge and got the opportunity to continue working on the project and develop the solution, which will be deployed on BC Government website.
Johns Hopkins/Coursera Data Science Specialization Top PerformerFebruary 2015
Our CTO and Lead Data Scientist Sasa Bogdanovic was featured on Simply Statistics blog as one of the top 10 performers in Data Science Specialization organized by Johns Hopkins University (Bloomberg School of Public Health) and Coursera.
The Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization is the largest data science program in the world. Professors Brian Caffo, Roger Peng, and Jeff Leek conceived the program at the beginning of January 2014 , then built, recorded, and launched the classes starting in April 2014. Since April 2014 1.76 million student have enrolled and 71,589 Signature Track verified certificates were awarded. The first capstone class ran in October – just 7 months after the first classes launched and 4 months after all classes were running. Despite this incredibly short time frame 917 students finished all 9 classes and enrolled in the Capstone Course. 478 successfully completed the course, and Sasa was in the top ten.