Matthias Shapiro

I need fewer hobbies

  • The last few months I've indulged in a deep dive in my own genetic data, provided to me by 23AndMe. Starting from basically no knowledge about biology or genetics, I've learned a huge amount about my genome and about genetics in general.

  • A visualization of the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) books and which characters drive the story.

  • OK, Cory Doctorow, let's see if this works. I've recently written a chapter on storytelling and information visualization for O'Reilly media to publish in the book Beautiful Visualization. And you can read it for free.

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2015 Recap: What I Did (I Think)

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2015 has been a hell of a year. My New Year's Resolution for 2015 was, whatever I worked on, I had to keep pushing

How To Drink Water and Respect Your Users

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I'll never not find this funny... I usually use this cartoon with a caption about how we as product developers look at our

Saving and Loading App Data (Windows Store C# UWP / 8.1)

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Every application needs to save information, usually in the form of objects or lists of objects. To ease Windows (Phone)

Load a PDF in Windows Store App (8.1 & UWP)

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I'm working on a project where users are going to load a PDF, but will be returning to the same PDF again and again. I was

Azure Machine Learning: From Experiment To Deployment

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For those of us who love to play with data and aspire to donning the hat of the data scientist, one of the most interesting

Personal Genetics Blogging With 23andMe

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I've started writing more and more about science and technology over at the Paradox Project. I thought it would be fun to

Simple JSON API Calls In C# In 10 Minutes

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github source for this project Note: This starts from scratch and integrates with the Sunlight Foundation Congress API in

October Grab Bag o’ Awesome Things

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Windows and Microsoft Things Joost van Schaik gives us Windows 10 UWP app to receive temperature data from a Raspberry PI2

September 2015 Grab Bag Of Awesome Things

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I get tired of searching back through my Twitter feed for the awesome stuff I've seen, so I'm collecting it

Beginner’s Guide To Genetic Data

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I recently wrote a Medium article as an intro to understanding personal genetics data. The last few months I've indulged