About Brad

The title of this site, technistema, is a portmanteau of the greek techne and episteme. Techne can be translated as craftsmanship or art, and episteme means knowledge or understanding. In all my work I strive to integrate both of these views, which means I may rely on the expert knowledge of staff as well as statistical methods to create an analysis. A work ethic that drifts too far towards either pole is in danger of groupthink or similar flaws.

I’m a data scientist working in the agriculture industry in North Dakota. Some of my specialized areas of study include:

  • Geospatial data science & cartography
  • Dev ops as it relates to data science
  • Data visualization and presentation
  • Nonprofit data science

I work with the following technologies primarily:

  • R
  • Python
  • Databricks
  • SQL
  • Julia

with R being my favorite.

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