Simple Research Study – Cryptocurrencies


Introduction For those who are new to cryptocurrencies, you may ask, what are cryptocurrencies? According to Google, a cryptocurrency is “a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.”1 If you read the news or […]

Simple Research Study – Shark Tank Companies

Shark Tank Logo

Introduction Background Shark Tank is an ABC show where entrepreneurs around the United States can pitch their ideas to billionaires and seek partnership with them. The show started in Japan in 2009, and has gained traction over the years to what it is today. For this study, I thought it would be interesting to analyze the […]

Case Study – Chasing the Newest Technology or Staying Stale

Choice on the Newest Technology

Scenario Lets assume that you are a fairly large company which develops and maintains 200 small to medium sized web applications. Each application is a web application, contains some level of integrations with other systems, and has database connections. Your company leaders advertise that the company will be an innovative and a industry leading company. […]

Finding Contributors for your Open Source Projects

Social Media Wordcloud

Introduction I have authored a few open source projects including a programming language called Condor and an open source competitor to Google Docs and Microsoft Office called Sublime Word. According to the GitHub Octoverse 2017, there are roughly around 67 million open source repositories. Looking at the repositories that I have published, I have wondered how […]

Simple Research Study – Fortune 500 Companies

Fortune 500 Rank vs Revenue

Introduction The fortune 500 company list is a compilation of the largest companies in the United States as published by the Fortune Magazine. (1)  For this micro-study, I thought that it would be interesting to study the Fortune 500 companies collectively to find any interesting trends or observations. A completed list of Fortune 500 companies […]

Machine Learning – Multivariable Linear Regression

Multivariable linear regression example 1

Introduction Multivariable Linear regression is a common machine learning algorithm. When getting started with machine learning, multivariable linear regression is a great place to dive into next. If you haven’t read the previous article about Simple Linear Regression, I would recommend it, because that is the best place to start. What is Multivariable Linear Regression? […]

Machine Learning – Simple Linear Regression

What Is Linear Regression

Introduction Simple Linear regression is the most basic machine learning algorithm. When getting started with machine learning, linear regression is where you should start, hence this being the first of the machine learning training category on The Concept Center. What is Linear Regression? Linear regression in simple terms is a statistical way of measuring the relationship […]

Simple Research Study – Stock Market from a High Level

S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Averages

Introduction Background The stock market is a large indicator of the health of the economy in the United States. Understanding the stock market from a high level is important because we would be able to predict when dips or small crashes in the market occur. For this study, we are going to be reviewing the Nasdaq, […]

Simple Research Study – Idaho’s Rivers

Water Height Snake River at Blackfoot

Introduction Background Idaho has a many beautiful rivers passing through the land. The residents of Idaho may have noticed that the rivers seems to be higher than normal during the summer months in 2017. The purpose of this study is to understand the river conditions during the month of July. Hypothesis The water will flow […]