We Analyzed Public Data on Massachusetts Casinos and Were Surprised by What We Found

Cards and Poker Chips on Green Felt at a Casino

My colleague Josie Haywood, President of Wiseiye, Inc. which is a data science company in the fintech space, alerted me to the overtures to minority- and women-owned small businesses being made by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MCG). On November 14, 2019, the MCG held a meeting specifically to encourage minority- and women-owned businesses to serve […]

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 2

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SAS University Edition is free to use and helpful for the learner, but it is honestly very hard to download and set up, because there are many complex steps. SAS provides guidance, but there are a lot of confusing parts to the process. This post is the second in a four-part series that helps walk […]

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 4

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I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 1

Download SAS for Free Banner Install Free SAS University Edition

SAS University Edition is free! That means anyone can download and use it! However, it’s not so straightforward. The download page itself is long and confusing. Read Part 1 of my four-part blog post that walks you through downloading and installing free SAS University Edition!

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 3

Install Free SAS University Edition Set up your computer to use SAS for free

In this blog post, I walk you through SAS Download and Install steps 1 and 2. In those steps, you make a free account with SAS, and you download and install Oracle’s VirtualBox. The screen shots in this post will get you ready for what you will see when you do these steps.

DethWench Professional Services Teams up with Wiseiye, Inc. and Attends Events During Boston FinTech Week 2019

Nametag and Sign about Dow Jones at FinTech Week Boston

My colleague Josie Haywood – President of financial analytics firm Wiseiye, Inc. – grabbed me and got me to attend my first Boston FinTech Week, which took place September 9 through 12 this year. What is Boston FinTech Week? I had never been, but Josie tries to hit it every year. As you can see […]

After Taking this Online Course, I’m Trying an Instagram Campaign

Woman is happy she is successful using social media on her laptop

I’m one of those people in the “over age 45” demographic who is not against Instagram, but never really picked it up. Therefore, it’s probably amazing that I’m doing an Instagram campaign. As a user, I’m bad at taking pictures. My arms are too short for selfies. As a consumer, I’m bad at looking at […]

What is Open Access Publishing in Scientific Journals and Why Should I Pay for it?

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I can easily tell you what open access publishing is – but then the first question you will ask is, “How did it get this way?” I will NOT be covering this belabored history of open access publishing in this blog post, but I encourage you to read this article in Nature to get a […]

Publishing peer-reviewed research: What should it cost?

Conducting research and writing papers

My initial answer: Not as much as I see people paying paying to publish research. I worked at the US Army for a while, and we hired consulting firms to help us publish peer-reviewed research papers. We had the data, and the questions – the consultants just had to analyze it and help us write […]

Preparing your Curriculum Vitae for your Faculty Tenure Package? Use My Hacks!

College, academia

One day, I was riding home in the back of a Lyft and my phone rang with an unfamiliar Florida number. A voice that sounded gruff and vaguely threatening insisted in a heavy accent that I knew who he was. After an escalating back and forth, I realized it really actually was my colleague from […]