Ashraf Miah

The Lessons Learnt from Reviewing over a Hundred Intern Applications


Distilling the lessons learnt from over a hundred Data Science intern applications where the majority of the candidates were not selected for interview. The focus of this article is on what and how to communicate rather than what technical skills to acquire.


  • Introduction
  • Importance of Reading the Intern Advert
  • Cover…

Improve your workflow with Jupyter Hub, ipykernel and systemd


As an avid user of Jupyter Notebooks and/or Lab, this guide shows how to automatically start-up Jupyter server allowing you to select your desired Python environment using the web interface and then start coding.

If like me, your typical workflow was to start a terminal, activate your desired Python virtual…

Manipulate Time Zone Aware and Naive datetime objects


Flight tickets state the departure and arrival date and time but with their respective local Time Zones, which can make working out how long the flight is a bit tricky. In this article, the Delorean library is introduced and along with pandas, datetime objects with Time Zone information are manipulated…


Kaggle Grandmasters tackle character recognition for the fifth most popular native language, how to choose the right colour scheme for your plot and useful Python newsletters.


The Nvidia Machine Learning (ML) Grandmasters took part in the Kaggle competition for the character recognition of the World’s fifth most popular native language…

Additional plugins for git to make using repositories more manageable for Data Science.


Introduction to the open source git-extras package, it’s installation on a Ubuntu (GNU/Linux) environment and it’s application in general and for Data Science.


It’s common practice for most Data Scientists to interact with Version Control Systems (VCS)…

Ashraf Miah

Data Scientist and Chartered Aeronautical Engineer (MEng CEng EUR ING MRAeS) with over 15 years experience in the Aerospace, Defence and Rail Industry.

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