Q Ethan McCallum

consultant, writer, speaker - strategic matters around data and technology

  • @qethanm

Areas of Expertise:

  • strategy
  • analytics
  • data
  • software
  • technical architecture

Q Ethan McCallum works as a professional-services consultant, with a focus on strategic matters around data and technology. He is especially interested in helping companies build and shape their internal analytics practice.

Q has spoken at various events, and his written work has appeared online and in print. He is also engaged in a number of projects, ranging from open-government/civic-data collaborations to open-source software tools. He is currently working on his next book, Making Analytics Work, a management-level guide on how to build an analytics practice.

Please visit his website to contact him, to stay up to date on his projects, or to enquire about his professional services offerings.

Bad Data Handbook Bad Data Handbook
by Q Ethan McCallum
November 2012
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $33.99

Parallel R Parallel R
by Q Ethan McCallum, Stephen Weston
October 2011
Print: $21.99
Ebook: $19.99

Managing RPM-Based Systems with Kickstart and Yum Managing RPM-Based Systems with Kickstart and Yum
by Q Ethan McCallum
March 2007
Ebook: $9.99

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Steering the ship that is data science

May 07 2013

Mike Loukides recently recapped a conversation we’d had about leading indicators for data science efforts in an organization. We also pondered where the role of data scientist is headed and realized we could treat software development as a prototype case. … read more

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