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Hello! I’m the author of Practical SQL: A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling with Data from No Starch Press. I’m working on a second edition for release in early 2022.

I started this personal site in 2009. It has a blog, and my newer posts focus on SQL and my book. In the past, I’ve written some data analysis how-to’s and offered perspectives on life and the changing journalism industry. Check out writing tips for journalists, thoughts on user experience, the difference between mean and median, and a guide for how to install Python on Windows. Here’s a complete index.

You can learn a little more about me here.