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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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 anĀ intro to understanding personal genetics data. The last few months I've indulged

Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart Summaries (13-14)

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There are readable text and code summaries for the Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart series. If you want to know more about any

Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart Summaries (10-12)

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There are readable text and code summaries for the Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart series. If you want to know more about any

Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart Summaries (7-9)

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If you want to know more about any particular topic, make sure you watch the videos over at Microsoft Virtual Academy. The

Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart Summaries (4-6)

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If you're interested in a particular demo or topic, make sure you watch all the videos over at Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart Summaries (1-3)

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These are summaries of the first three episodes of the Windows 10 Preview Jumpstart series (starring Jerry Nixon and Andy

Loading a Local CSV File in Windows (Phone)

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Lots of little side projects I work on are data visualizations and, unlike every other person in the data visualization