BLBD 57: How Train Go?
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy talk about commuter rail in the US and the possibility of high speed rail. Also, check out the Green City podcast episodes where Mike was interviewed: https://anchor.fm/lynnae-hentzen/episodes/MIKE-ARMSTRONG-e13r0rk https://anchor.fm/lynnae-hentzen/episodes/MIKE-ARMSTRONG-2-0-e146fco And register for the Des Moines Data & Analytics NLP Roundtable on August 13th: https://www.meetup.com/Des-Moines-Data-Analytics/events/279938252 ..read more
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BLBD 56: Hodgepodge
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
In which Tammy forgets the name of Mod Podge. Mike and Tammy respond to listener questions about how they chose their careers, and what podcasts they listen to. Also, a new edition of Call Me Algorithm ..read more
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BLBD 55: Book Lights, Big Words
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy talk about topics inspired by their latest reads: "The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood" by James Gleick (for Tammy) and "The City We Became" by N.K. Jemisin (for Mike). Topics covered include communication technologies, natural language processing techniques, and places and identity ..read more
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BLBD 54: I'm the MAAAAP!
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy discuss maps, both real and (deep)fake, and some of the concepts behind image compression. (Apologies for the audio tragedy that is this episode - think we managed to salvage it but will do better next time ..read more
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BLBD 53: Flip for it
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy each come up with reality competition shows for their industries. Netflix, hit us up. Merch is back! Check out bit.ly/blbdmerch to place your order ..read more
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BLBD 52: Board Games
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Tammy and Mike Armstrong
3y ago
Not our strongest episode for naming things. Mike and Tammy discuss urban planning-related board games, and some of the probability concepts in games in general. Mike also invents several board games. Games discussed: Machi Koro Welcome To Can’t Stop Tokaido Galaxy Trucker Shows: My First Errand Grand Designs ..read more
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BLBD 51: I know jack about cities
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy discuss billionaire musician Akon's plans for a brand-new cryptocurrency-powered smart city in Senegal. See also: BLBD 49, BLBD 2. For merch, visit bit.ly/blbdmerch ..read more
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BLBD 50: Shorter countertops now!
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
50th episode? What?! Mike and Tammy discuss long-held assumptions in their fields, such as the safety of protected bike lanes and valid sample sizes. Want to check out some merch? Visit bit.ly/blbdmerch Also, a visual aid ..read more
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BLBD 49: Fear and Loathing in Midgar
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy discuss the urban planning and data science sides of two video games that have been helping them through the pandemic: Animal Crossing New Horizons and the Final Fantasy 7 Remake ..read more
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BLBD 48: Nasty Times
Bright Lights Big Data Podcast
by Tammy Armstrong, Mike and Tammy Armstrong
3y ago
Mike and Tammy chat about the effects of COVID-19 quarantines on the toilet paper market, air quality, and future transportation planning, as well as diving into Iowa's decisioning tool for if/when to trigger a shelter at home order. Also, a Call Me Algorithm about the movie Serenity. No, not that one. References: Iowa Department of Health Coronavirus Dashboard: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus NY Times Github for daily state-by-state coronavirus cases: https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data/blob/master/us-states.csv NY Times article tracking states' stay-at-hom ..read more
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