Welcome to my website. My name's Josh. I'm a Data Nerd and I live in Berlin with my husband Chris and my cat Sulu.
I have a diverse academic background, with a Bachelors Degree in Japanese and Chinese (including a year out living in Hokkaido) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics. I love languages - and I mean LOVE languages. My many bookshelves at home have books from Irish to Korean, Japanese to German and Estonian to Thai!
Whether it's languages, numbers, patterns, or whatever - data has always fascinated me. So I decided to make the leap a while back and train in data. I taught myself everything, and now I could really do with helping somebody else with their data needs. If I sound like the sort of person you're looking for, please get in touch!
I like to think I've achieved a lot of things outside of my data interests. My husband and I together developed the LobbyALord platform which helped get the UK's same-sex marriage bill through the House of Lords. It was so effective, we were even thanked by the Prime Minister for it.
Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, scipy, Seaborn, Natural Language Processing, Java, R, Bokeh, Keras, MATLAB, BigQuery.
Folium, IBM Watson Studio, Tableau Public, Github.
Python, pandas, numpy, matplotlib, Jupyter, dbadmin with MySQL, including SQL queries.
Excel, comfortable with creating graphic, interactive and informative spreadsheets.
I have done extensive QA testing for the products I've worked on and I pride myself on leaving no stone unturned.
Recently I've been working on the Vaccination Progress site which uses COVID-19 data from the Robert Koch Institute and the Federal Ministry of Health to produce a very simple progress bar for the whole of Germany.