Jumping Rivers has delivered quality data insights from day 1. Based in Newcastle and founded in 2016, the company is bringing a fresh approach to the world of data analytics. Our trainers and consultants come with over 40 years combined experience in R, Python, Stan, Scala and other programming languages. We have worked with some of the largest (and smallest) companies in the world.
Esther makes Jumping Rivers tick. Her goal is to help clients plan for the future. This means ensuring that what happens now, fits into their big picture.
Colin has been using R since 1999. He's the author of a number of R packages and has published the book Efficient R Programming with O'Reilly.
Theo holds a 1st Class Honours MMathStat in Mathematics & Statistics from Newcastle University. He is the author of many of the Jumping Rivers courses and works with a range of clients.
Sebastian has a 1st Class Honours MMathStat in Mathematics & Statistics from Newcastle University. He has multiple publications on machine learning, sensor deployments and infrastructure, and data visualisation.
Rhian loves using statistics to help people make data driven decisions. As a data scientist, she has worked closely with varied domain experts including physicists, psychologists, game designers and engineers.
Deborah is responsible for Jumping Rivers' office support. As Admin Manager, Deborah works across the organisation, to deliver customer requirements and assist the team's daily objectives.
Jack holds a PhD in applied mathematics and loves all things computer-related. He is devoted to sharing his knowledge and passion as a Jumping Rivers trainer, StackOverflow contributor, and programming-blog author.
Andrew has gone from studying Maths and Physics at university, to network and server engineering, to a programmer role and then into DevOps and automation work.
Liam holds a Computer Science degree from Northumbria University. He has worked within junior DevOps and Web Development roles since 2018. He is currently studying towards an Msc in Cyber Security.
Russ has previouly worked in molecular biology and bioinformatics. He holds a PhD in Molecular Physiology and MSc in Mathematics. Russ is an author of several CRAN packages and mentor on the R-for-data-science community.
Mandy has a degree in Psychology where she discovered her love for R. She has experience teaching data science to a diverse audience and enjoys creating Shiny apps, data visualisations, and data-related comics.
Martin has been dealing with Windows-based networks for over 10 years and developing SQL Server systems, and likes to study Data Science in Python, but is moving to learn more in R.
Georgia is currently studying for a PhD in Engineering. Her project looks at applying deep learning techniques to dolphin acoustics. She has a background in statistics and machine learning and enjoys applying her knowledge to real-world problems.
After a 1st in Computer Science at Newcastle, Josh undertook statistical training from the Cloud Computing for Big Data CDT and researched improving CNN regression models for apparent age estimation of facial imagery.
Nicola holds a PhD in statistics and operational research from Lancaster University. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of R, creating data visualisations, and helping clients learn from their data.
Following a PhD in statistics at Newcastle University, Keith developed software to improve road safety modelling. He enjoys creating Shiny apps and teaching the use of R.
Myles holds a PhD in Astrophysics and MPhys in Physics from Durham University. He has a background in Python programming and enjoys discerning and visualising trends from vast data sets.
Astrid did a PhD in Molecular Biology, during which she fell in love with R. She loves extracting meaningful insights from data, and displaying these in visually appealing (and often interactive!) ways.
While working towards her PhD in applied mathematics Clarissa discovered her love of science communications. Her goal is to make data science accessible to everyone, and to encourage people to engage with the goings on at Jumping Rivers.
Parisa has a PhD in Particle Physics from Durham University, which she undertook within the CDT in Data Intensive Science. She enjoys programming in Python and applying machine learning to real-world problems.
Shane holds a PhD in applied statistics. His favourite programming language is R, and he is passionate about engineering systems which get the most out of data.
With over 15 years of experience in HR, finance, events and office management, Helen supports the team and helps the company to excel in their objectives. She excels at supporting excellent company culture and holds level 5 CIPD qualification.
Gemma is the glue that holds Jumping Rivers together - driving our Strategy, Values and the Customer Journey. Drawing on a wealth of commercial and public sector experience, Gemma shapes and coordinates the operational arm of the business to best deliver value to our customers.
Rich has been a client and partner manager in the data and analytics space for the last 3 years with a further background in client management in the finance sector. He thrives off hearing the bespoke and unique ways businesses are getting value from their data.
Susan has more than 15 years practical experience in financial management and holds an AAT professional diploma. She enjoys working with SMEs and manager owned businesses to help organise the numbers and balance the books.
Amieroh discovered her love for R and Python while studying Oceanography. She has a wide range of experience in data analysis and training, enjoying extracting meaningful insight from data and making data science accessible to everyone.
Osheen has a 1st Class Honours BSc in Mathematics from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an aspiring data scientist who can’t wait to get started teaching and working on projects for JR.
"Pace of delivery was just right, good mix of walked through examples and practical exercises. The course was clearly and methodically taught, the practical examples were realistic, and the tutors were friendly and approachable. Instructors - really friendly, helpful and patient."
"Overall, it is a great course for absolute beginners. Good course, really helpful, good amount of time to practise the code learnt"
Alex Hancock - Global IT Manager: Data & Analytics
"Colin's excellent training on R is now the gold standard for my team. The combination of theory, practical examples, and his flare for instruction make the training very accessible, and have really helped us leverage the power of R."
"I have attended several of Colin's R programming courses over the last few years. In delivering courses to our department he tailored the courses to our line of work, which really helped in applying the theory to real life. Colin has also helped me learn how to apply version control to our R code, which has resulted in us piloting a new way of developing R code."
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