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 – 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 […]

Simple Research Study – Choosing a Front End Framework

Introduction Background In the web development industry technology changes rapidly. Within the past 7 years, JavaScript frameworks, in particular, have developed and become more popular. In this study, I’d like to examine React, Angular and Vue on a project level, to determine which framework is most widely accepted in the industry. React by Facebook Angular […]

Simple Research Study – Udemy Courses

Number of Reviews vs Potential Revenue

Introduction Background Udemy is a massive online open course (MOOC) web application. Within Udemy, a student can learn nearly anything. You may wonder, why would anyone take one of these courses? If you use Google’s Trends app, you can enter in different search terms and compare the world-wide volume of searches for that search term. For […]

Simple Research Study – Top Starred Open Source Projects

Open Source Project Stars Histogram

Introduction Background GitHub is the leader in hosting open source projects. For those who are not familiar with open source projects, a group of developers share and contribute to common code to develop software. Example open source projects include, Chromium (which makes Google Chrome), WordPress, and Hadoop. Open source projects are said to have disrupted […]

Simple Research Study – New Business Filings in Rexburg

New Business Filings in Rexburg by Year

Introduction Background Being a resident of Rexburg, Idaho, I thought it would be fascinating to see stats on businesses that started, or at least were filed, within the city of Rexburg. In the year 2000, President Gordon B. Hinkley announced the 2-year university previously called Ricks College to become a 4-year university. The change of […]

Simple Research Study – Flights to Boston

Total Flight Duration in Air in Hours vs Price

Introduction Background Recently, I graduated from Boston University with my masters. As I was preparing for the trip, we needed to purchase some airline tickets to Boston. Later, this got me thinking about doing a micro-study about flights from Salt Lake City to Boston. For this study, I am pulling the top 20 cheapest flights to […]

Simple Research Study – Similarity Between Words

Cluster of All Words

Introduction Background Over the past several years, there has been an explosion of interest in natural language processing (NLP) and text analysis. It’s important to understand the direct applications to a successful NLP and text analysis algorithm that could enhance life. However, a starting point to achieving these applications is understanding the similarity between words. Understanding the […]

Simple Research Study – Popular Website Traffic

Search Engine Website View Comparison

Introduction Background Have you every been in a conversation and the question comes up, who uses Bing? This question comes up occasionally because people wonder if these sites have any views. For this research study, we are going to be exploring popular website traffic for many popular websites. Hypothesis Most of the popular markets are […]