Real Time KPI monitoring with Google Cloud & Python

“Create dashboards to monitor KPIs…” This is often my answer to a question I regularly get from business people: what can you do with Python? Let me walk you through a simple example for my own business. This time with Google Cloud. Google Data Studio Let’s start with the end in mind: we want to … Continue reading “Real Time KPI monitoring with Google Cloud & Python”

Snel en gemakkelijk CBS data gebruiken met Python

Heb je interesse in de data van het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) en ben je Python gebruiker? Dan zit je gebakken! Het is tegenwoordig namelijk mogelijk om razendsnel je gewenste data op te vragen. In deze blog post leg ik kort uit hoe je dit kunt doen. Let’s go, CBS & Python! Download voordat je … Continue reading “Snel en gemakkelijk CBS data gebruiken met Python”

Fully Automated Dashboards – Get started!

Almost all organisations have data in various locations and applications. If you work in an office, you’ll probably recognise this. You run various reports to get all the insights you need. What if you could see all key performance indicators (KPIs) in one go? Using one single dashboard with all your KPIs enables you to … Continue reading “Fully Automated Dashboards – Get started!”

Python at Universities in The Netherlands

Python is becoming a widely used programming language at Universities. It is beginner friendly and a suitable tool for research. Of course you will see it in the field of machine learning, artificial intelligence, finance and economics. You are probably also not surprised to see it in beta fields like biology, astrology and engineering. But … Continue reading “Python at Universities in The Netherlands”

Python numbers – The Netherlands, 2020

Python’s popularity is growing fast, also in The Netherlands. But do we really know how fast? Actually, not really, because the popularity of a language is a subjective matter. Certainly the answer you get depends on the person you ask. So is there any way we can get a better understanding of usage numbers of … Continue reading “Python numbers – The Netherlands, 2020”

Pandas Profiling – Turbocharge your Data Analysis

Pandas Profiling is the cool new tool for Data Analysis with Python. In this post, we will analyse the Airbnb data for Amsterdam, kindly provided by Inside Airbnb. If you are running Anaconda, you can install the package with the following command in your command line (Windows) or terminal (MacOS / Linux): conda install -c … Continue reading “Pandas Profiling – Turbocharge your Data Analysis”

So, who is learning Python?

Who is learning Python? A question I’ve been getting regularly, is “who are attending your Python workshops?”. Maybe surprisingly, it is mostly non-developers*. Some common job roles of the participants are:  Sales Account Manager Growth Hacker Below is a “word cloud” of job roles from the Python workshop participants.  As you can see, it is … Continue reading “So, who is learning Python?”

Open Data Tutorials: Open Data Sources & Python

Open Data: many organisations are publishing data for the public good. For example, the European Union publishes numbers on economic activity, demographics, greenhouse gas emissions and gender equality. The European Central Bank publishes money supply statistics, interest rates and foreign exchange rates. Likewise, plenty of other institutions do the same. Thus, there is a wealth … Continue reading “Open Data Tutorials: Open Data Sources & Python”

ScanBizCards: Business Cards Directly into CRM

You urgently need to call one of your companies’ clients. You have the phone in your hand ready to dial. You check your companies customer relationship management (CRM) software only to find out that the client’s phone number is missing. Extremely frustrating, right? Plus a massive time waster, because now you need to go look … Continue reading “ScanBizCards: Business Cards Directly into CRM”

Open Source Software – goodbye overhead costs!

Open Source Software is software that is free to use and has it’s source code publicly available. You can even modify the software to your specific needs if you like. The programs are often collaborative projects of large groups of developers. In this post we will give some examples of open source software that you can … Continue reading “Open Source Software – goodbye overhead costs!”