Big Data

The Quantified Self

I’m currently taking a sociology class called Technology and Social Change. While its only purpose was to fulfill one of my general education requirements, it has also made me think quite differently about how we relate to the technologies around us. Recently we explored the [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:21+00:00 April 4, 2016|Big Data, Predictive Analytics|

Using Data the Right Way

“When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”1 When I was in high school and college, I worked on lighting and sound for theater productions.  While I am sure only a few people appreciated that they could clearly see [...]

By | 2016-04-05T20:29:58+00:00 October 10, 2015|Big Data, Data Science|

Data Before Analytics

As the Data Curator at OThot, I am responsible for the management and acquisition of data. Our data comes from a diverse array of sources – clients, public databases, and OThot-generated and refined information. Data, in this day and age, has become a commodity and [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:22+00:00 April 20, 2015|Big Data, Data Science|


How does OThot bring data to your doorstep? How does, a tweet, for example, get to the displays and results we provide? Let’s put on our imagination caps and pretend a grain of sand is a tweet. We will follow it from inception; in the [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:22+00:00 March 28, 2015|Big Data, Predictive Analytics|