Sound appealing? Probably not! Unfortunately, this is the sad reality for many children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Even worse, this sad reality is only for those children lucky enough to even attend school. In the world today, there are 58 million out of school children, and 43% of those children will never start attending school.
Sense has launched to the public today, March 18, 2015. Sense is an online data science platform providing you the capability to easily perform your entire data science workflow via a browser. No need to provision new servers or install software, just click “New Project” and start your analysis. The Sense platform includes the following features:
Languages: R, Python, Julia, SQL
Simple collaboration for teams
Easily Scale up or down with just the click of a mouse
Notifications for completion of long running tasks
An on-premise Enterprise version
I have been one of the early beta-testers for Sense, and I have previouslywritten about using the platform. I really like the platform. I find it easy, intuitive, and clean. Plus, I love being able to run all my analysis with just my chromebook. So, go signup and please feel free to follow me at sense.io/ryanswanstrom as I am sure to be adding some new analysis.
Below is a video with an expanded introduction to the Sense Platform.
Ben Wellington gives an excellent Ted Talk on open data. He argues that cities need to make more of an effort to release data in a standardized and machine-readable format. This could help cities be safer and fiscally responsible. He is hoping New York City sets the standards for open data for cities. As a bonus, he is a wonderful story teller.