Hello!

I’m Josiah Parry. I am a person of eclectic interests; some of which are social science, politics, espresso, data science, and music. I get to indulge in some of these interests as a Customer Success Representative at RStudio.

I am also a Master of Science Candidate at Northeastern University studying Urban Informatics in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs under Dr. Dan O’Brien.

If you would like to sponsor a cup of coffee, I’d greatly appreciate it :)


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Experience:

Government — Customer Success, RStudio

April 2019 - Present

  • As a member of the Customer Success team here at RStudio, I focus on building strong relationships with our Government / Public Sector customers. I attempt to empower folks in the public sector via education, consultation, and aiding data science adoption.

Data Science Consultant, International Consulting Associates Inc.

November 2018 - April 2019

  • Provide advisory services for key leadership of FDA medical device unit
  • Improved internal dashboard by identifying inefficiencies and creating new KPIs
  • Developed anomaly detection models performing at 90-98% accuracy (no information rate ~70%)

Research Assistant, Boston Area Research Initiative

January - April 2019

  • Use Census data to uncover and communicate insights about the Boston region in the context of a government shutdown
  • Update internal databases with ‘13-’17 American Community Survey data and create novel regional metrics

Data Analytics Instructor, Level Education

January - April 2019 * Modify lecture material to utilize contemporary tooling in R * Instruct students on effective data analysis, visualization, and presentation * Cultivate an interactive learning environment based on discourse and experiences

NH Data Director, NextGen America

April - November 2018

  • Created Intro to GitHub curriculum for in-person training of data team members
  • Developed an interactive field performance dashboard via R and Civis Analytics
  • Cleaned, aggregated, and integrated legacy database which expanded target universes by ~50%
  • Utilized R (and adapted to Excel) to create semi-automated Relay text campaign creation that allows creative messaging for diverse universes. This process saved 10-15 hours of staff time during GOTV and was adopted by other state leadership
  • Cut and administered statewide canvassing turf to organizers.
  • Validated canvassing data integrity and rectified data entry errors via a semi-automated process utilizing R

Database Administrator, Accenture

June - August 2017

  • Maintained Oracle 11g & 12c databases
  • Automated daily reporting utilizing Linux & PL/SQL scripts
  • Analyzed & Optimized production queries
  • Managed DB versioning with Git, Gerrit, and Jenkins
  • Facilitated twice daily handover calls with offshore team

DataCamp, Content Creation Intern

May - September 2016

  • Collaborated in the development of finance courses in R:
    • Introduction to Portfolio Analysis in R
    • Manipulating Time Series Data in R with xts & zoo
    • Financial Trading in R