I'm David Laing. I write about data science, books, productivity, and other topics.
I'm a senior data scientist at Imbellus, a venture-backed startup that is building cognitive assessments for the 21st century.
Once a year I teach a course on communication and argumentation in the Master of of Data Science program at the University of British Columbia.
A rough sketch of a model for developing deep expertise in an academic subject outside an institution. »
An essay about the virtue of openness. »
My advice on how to get a job in data science. »
A short tutorial on working with nested data in R. »
A review of James Clear's thorough and practical book on habit formation. »