Creating an NBA news app with React.js and Firebase

This application gave me some practice creating multiple page web applications using React.js and dependencies such as react-dom-router. It was also a great opportunity to become familiar with authorized public and private routes. It implements login functionality that grants access to a dashboard for creating new articles using a text editor from the react-dash-wysiwyg. The database for the project was provided by Google’s Firebase as … Continue reading Creating an NBA news app with React.js and Firebase

Using the rvest package: How Good are the Movies on Netflix?

When I first explored the idea of scraping Netflix’s movie catalog, I imagined the process to be a challenge. I soon realized that Netflix, along with Hulu, takes extreme efforts into ensuring their data is not being scraped. It is still possible to do but I decided to look for alternative, easier routes. I discovered a website called Finder.com that lists all of the available … Continue reading Using the rvest package: How Good are the Movies on Netflix?

Scraping IMDB Data: Are DC Films Getting Better? No, They Aren’t.

It seems like every year we are exposed to more and more superhero films to the point that it made me wonder if they are getting better over time? I decided to narrow my focus onto DC Comic films and saw that surely enough in the late 80’s, the frequency of films began to increase. The data was scraped from a list made on IMDB … Continue reading Scraping IMDB Data: Are DC Films Getting Better? No, They Aren’t.

DataCamp “Data Analyst with R Track” Review

I first began using DataCamp when I was an intern for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, CA. I was utilizing SQL to query large amounts of data but I needed to get a better grasp of the language so I completed the ‘Intro to SQL for Data Science’ course as well as ‘Joining Data in SQL’ course but was soon enticed by the … Continue reading DataCamp “Data Analyst with R Track” Review

Predicting California SNF Admissions Using Linear Regression in R

Predicting the number of patients going to Skilled Nursing Facilities could be very useful for various stakeholders such as nursing home administrators and Medicare budget legislators. Narrowing down the samples by county gives SNF administrators the ability to forecast the number of patients they might receive on an annual basis. I created a linear regression model with R using ED disposition data throughout California as … Continue reading Predicting California SNF Admissions Using Linear Regression in R

20 Highest Paying Jobs at the Veterans Health Administration

For people like myself who studied Health Care Administration, considering an organization to work for after graduation can be stressful task. One common place to look into is the Veterans Health Administration. In fact, finding an exact subfield of healthcare to focus on can be cumbersome. This data was compiled of over 1 million individual federal salaries and filtered for positions working for the Veterans … Continue reading 20 Highest Paying Jobs at the Veterans Health Administration

iOS Updates Have Been Slowing Down Your iPhone

Maybe you’ve noticed your iPhone running slowly after a new iOS update. It turns out that you weren’t the only one experiencing this. In fact when we examine Google Trends data, there are massive spikes by users searching the term “iphone slow” when Apple releases a new iPhone operating system. This has been the case since the second iPhone operating system update in 2008 and … Continue reading iOS Updates Have Been Slowing Down Your iPhone