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Matthew Kirk

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Hey, how’s it going? I’m Matthew Kirk, a software engineer based out of Seattle, WA. I’m also the author of Thoughtful Machine Learning, where I present doing test-driven software development with data in Ruby, and Thoughtful Machine Learning in Python (which is available for sale on February 4th, 2017).

I’ve been building web apps since 2009 and have always been “the data guy”, thanks to my applied math degree and my previous life as a financial quant.

In my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to speak around the world about software and work on interesting projects with later-stage startups. I’ve built social media sentiment engines, diamond recommendation tools, and e-commerce search algorithms...and always got frustrated with how my data
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3.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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2.92 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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I really enjoyed this book. It opened up my eyes on the ability to influence the autonomic nervous system through cold therapy and practice.

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