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ABOUT JUMPING RIVERS

Leading experts in data science training solutions.

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.

MEET YOUR TEAM

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Esther Gillespie

CEO


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.

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Dr Colin Gillespie

Project Manager


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.

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Dr Jamie Owen

Lead Trainer


Jamie Owen has been teaching R since 2011. He has taught courses at a variety of Universities, government agencies and some of the largest UK companies.

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Theo Roe

Data Scientist


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.

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Sebastian Mellor

Data Engineer


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.

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Dr Rhian Davies

Data Scientist


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.

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Anmol Hussain

Finance Officer


Anmol holds a BA hons in Accounting and Financial Management, with ACCA and CIMA exemptions and a degree in Msc International Financial Analysis. He takes responsibility for the company's financial administration, whilst interacting with clients

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Deborah Washington

Project Operation Manager


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.

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Dr Jack Walton

Data Scientist


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.

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John McIntyre

Data Scientist


John holds a 2:1 Statistics degree from Newcastle University. He is a Data Scientist who uses statistical methods in computer programs such as R, to help clients benefit from the data they possess.

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Andrew Patterson

Data Engineer


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.

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Liam Kalita

Data Engineer


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.

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Russ Hyde

Data Scientist


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.

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Mandy Norrbo

Data Scientist


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.

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