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Luke Otterblad | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 22, 2014

Luke Otterblad

Providing competent and timely data science
   United States
  |   Northfield, MN
  |  3:37 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $39

Providing competent, timely, and professional analysis using data science. I specialize in "lies, damned lies" (statistics as Benjamin Disraeli said). My areas of interest and expertise that you may require include web development, website search engines, recommendation engines, natural language processing and data analysis. Currently continuing an eight year career in analysis and database development.

I am highly self-motivated, cost effective, and seek challenging projects that match my expertise.

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Portfolio

From February to December 2013 I was I was the lead developer on a project to build a...
I built a Deduplication program called AKA (Also Known as) for the startup SnipSnap....
http://www.slideshare.net/LukeOtterblad/aka-examples-28120543

Skills (4)

Tested
Regression testing
database-modeling
data-collection
Python

Service Description

Jobs I do:

- Recommendation System Development
- ElasticSearch Development and Integration with Python Django or Python Flask
- Natural Language Processing with python NLTK or the AlchemyAPI
- Redis Consulting
- SQL development (Postgres, MySQL)
- Python Django Development
- API and Analytics App Development (python: flask, bottle)
- Structured analysis with python pandas
- Academic research development, design, and write-up

Stuff I use:

- Time series analysis, statistics and visualization with the R programming language
- Web development with Javascript libraries like D3.js, jQuery
- Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, Elastic MapReduce) for development and deployment
- Google Cloud (BigQuery)
- Website and app development, Web Development, machine learning and natural language processing with Python.
- CouchDB and MongoDB (document database), MySQL and Postrgres (relational), redis (key-value) and Elasticsearch Server for storage and query
- Twitter Bootstrap for mobile responsive sites

I value the autonomy and flexibility of project-based work and measure success by providing work that delivers valuable insights, strategies and code.
Samples of open-source code available:

http://github.com/lotterblad

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Employment

SnipSnap
Data Scientist
2013 - 2013
I built a Deduplication program called AKA (Also Known as) for the startup SnipSnap. I built a river between mysql and the open-source machine learning library sofia-ml. I used python (and nltk) to...
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Data Scientist
2013 - 2013
From February to December 2013 I was I was the lead developer on a project to build a recommendation engine for classified sites. The project involved everything from communicating with different...
Research, JR Reagan - freelance research
research assistant, technical writer, python guru
2011 - 2013
Designed and carried out studies related to why startups (and disruptive innovations) fail in the marketplace. My role was statistician, technical writer and python guru. This involved data...
self-employed
Analyst
2005 - 2011
Performed risk analysis and modeling of Microsoft Access and PostgreSQL databases containing over 300,000 pieces of data, as well as converting old Access databases to PostgreSQL. I designed Excel...

Education

University of Minnesota-Duluth
Bachelor of Actuarial Science
2002 - 2005

Keywords

python
elasticsearch
redis
postgresql
amazon-web-services
mysql
machine learning
nltk
Django
flask
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