Want to Learn Data Science? Get a Personal Tutor from SageBourse, a Hot New Startup in DC

SageBourseSageBourse is a tutoring marketplace for data science and programming. It's essentially a way for people who want to enhance their data science and programming skills to get personalized instruction from others in the community that are knowledgeable about those subjects. This can be either in person or online. The process is pretty simple. Tutors sign up and choose which subjects they know well enough to teach. When someone requests a lesson in a subject, the tutors that can teach that subject get notified and have the opportunity to bid on the lesson. Once the student chooses which bid they'd like to accept, they are connected with the tutor so they can coordinate a time that works best for both of them. When the lesson is over, SageBourse takes care of collecting payment from the student and paying the tutor.

This provides those that want to learn data science and programming an easy, affordable, and efficient way to do that. It also provides those that can teach these subjects the ability to leverage the knowledge they have to make a some extra money.

According to the Founder, DC2's very own Tony Ojeda:

Tony Ojeda_smallThere's an increasing amount of data being made available every single day.  I strongly believe that the more people we arm with the skills necessary to turn that data into information, and then do something useful with that information, the better off we will be.  Organizations are becoming more data-driven and the jobs of tomorrow are going to reflect that.  Technology is advancing and if your skills aren't advancing with it, you risk getting left behind.  I created SageBourse to help give people the ability to not only catch up with technology, but get ahead of it.

Guys Vs Girls - Check out the New Data Blog from Local Startup Hinge

Today we are reblogging (with permission of course) a new local data blog, Hingesights  (insights.hinge.co), from local dating startup Hinge. In their own words:

Hinge is a better way to meet dates. Simply rate your interest in your friends' Facebook friends, then Hinge lets you know when you're both interested. hingelogohighresIt’s a fun way to see who’s out there, and to connect with the friends of friends you may never have met otherwise. Matches always share a social connection, so you’re always meeting through friends.

 This week we look at the difference in how men and women use Hinge, and how it contributes to the rarely understood mating rituals of one of the world’s most mysterious and interesting specimen: the Single Washingtonian.

Hingesights: Guys vs. Girls!

Let the battle of the sexes begin! Our nerds have been at it again, and it turns out guys and girls do not play Hinge the same way. Ladder theorists and evolutionary biologists step aside - Hinge is here to shed a little light on the great mysteries of courtship.

Who makes the cut? It’s common knowledge that girls are pickier than guys. If you want proof, we suggest taking a girl and a guy to a restaurant, and see which one asks to completely restructure their salad. The big question is, how much pickier is the fairer sex? All in all, girls favorite only 16% of their daily potential matches. Remember, ladies-- you don’t have to hoard your favorites. They’re unlimited. It doesn’t mean the guy is your soulmate, just that you’d be open to starting a conversation.

On the other side, guys favorite a solid 34% of their daily potentials. Chivalry, perhaps? Equal opportunity daters? Maybe it’s video game tendencies, and their thumbs just instinctively favorite girls because of the relative location of the buttons on an X-Box controller.

Whatever the reason, our data confirms that girls are pretty darn choosy with their potential dates, and guys are a bit more “open-minded.” Or whatever word you’d like to use there.

The Clooney Effect Another trend we noticed is that as age increases, the likelihood of favoriting potentials slightly increases for women, but actually decreases for men. Are men just losing their motivation, or are they suddenly slammed with dating options as they enter their Clooney years? Either way, we're certainly glad to see women pursuing a solid dating life, regardless of age. Get it, girls.

Our closing takeaways? Both sides need to keep saving favorites! It’s good for you, regardless of where you are on the ladder of life. And ladies of Hinge: live a little! You never know-- your next spontaneous favorite could be your next great date.


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