June Wu

About June Wu

June handles a variety of tasks as an intern at Flex.io, from fetching coffee to securely managing the office animal crackers. In her free time, she likes to hike, cook, and contemplate philosophical subjects.

This American Data Set, Act II: Sugar, Vice & Nothing Nice

September 8, 2015 by June Wu

[Editors note: As a bunch of data geeks, we always enjoy getting our hands dirty exploring interesting data. This is the second of a three-part series on data sets with a story to tell; you can find part one here. Also, check out the source data here.]

Take a moment to close your eyes and think about the taste of an apple. Sweet, slightly tart and floral, but definitely still sweet. Fruits taste good because they contain sugar, but they are sugar lightweights when compared to the sweetened beverages that dominate our diets. For instance, the sweetness level of an apple is less than half of that of the average sugared drink!

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Data Philanthropy: The Social Impact of Donating Data

July 1, 2015 by June Wu

Data is big these days. And in more than just one sense of the word.

Massive amounts of data are being collected through the expansion of technology, like mobile phones, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT)—all as the field of data science surges in popularity. Being a data scientist was even crowned “the sexiest job of the 21st century“, adding it to the list of recently popularized professions that were once considered nerd territory and grounds for having your lunch stolen in grade school.

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