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How I Won My First Blockchain Hackathon: Newbie Hacker’s Guide

Below we interview Gabby, a former Wealth Planning Analyst who enrolled in Byte Academy’s Introductory Python Foundation program.  Although he could not persuade his classmates, Gabby signed up for his first hackathon - the Linnia Protocol Blockch...

A Beginner’s Guide to Python Web Frameworks

A web framework is a collection of packages or modules which allow developers to write web applications or services quickly, without getting into the details of network protocols or network socket programming. Web frameworks encapsulate what develope...

The Worst Kind of Data: Missing Data

Most publicly available datasets or datasets at the workplace are complete. However, from time to time we encounter datasets where some or many entries are missing. The problem of missing data exists on a spectrum; only a few entries missing among mi...

Coding Exercise: Build Tetris in Python using Pygame

pygame is a Free and Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications like games built on top of the excellent SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) library. Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform development library ...

How to Overcome the Curse of Dimensionality

Dimensionality reduction is an important technique to overcome the curse of dimensionality in data science and machine learning. As the number of predictors (or dimensions or features) in the dataset increase, it becomes computationally more expensiv...