Impressions on Bertesmann Data Science Challenge Scholarship Course on Udacity

A few months ago I was selected to take part to the Bertesmann Data Science Challenge Scholarship Course on Udacity. The scholarship is basically a program in two phases: In the first one, 15,000 participants were selected to take part to a 3-months “challenge course” covering the basics of data analytics (basic statistics, introduction to …

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Impressions on Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree

I have recently completed the first term of the Udacity Nanodegree in Data Analytics (which is structured in two independent “terms” of three months each, even though the first one is optional). It mostly covered Python (in particular numpy and pandas, the Python libraries for data analysis), SQL and practical statistics (basically from the basics …

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GIS Specialization, Coursera

Geospatial and Environmental Analysis GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality Part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization Provider: Coursera (University of California, Davis) Tutors: Nick Santos I have already wrote here about my reservations on the MOOCs provided by Coursera. However, a few weeks after my last assignment in South Sudan, I decided to …

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An analysis of NGOs performance against CHS

My latest post dealt with CHS and its certification scheme, with particular regard to the only organization currently delivering certification services, HQAI. On HQAI website, the summary reports of the audits conducted are available for consultation, and they are an interesting resource to understand what are the challenges concerning the implementation of the CHS. The …

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A map of Svaneti

If you haven’t gone to Georgia, please do so. It is a country of great landscapes, interesting history, excellent food and great hospitable people. When we arrived, at the passport control we were greeted with a small bottle of Georgian wine, just to give you an idea (that was 2015, not sure if they do …

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