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

Esther Gillespie

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.
Dr Colin Gillespie

Dr Colin Gillespie

Project Manager
Senior Statistics Lecturer at Newcastle University. Colin has been using R since 1999 and teaching R programming for the last eight years. The author of a number of R packages, Colin regularly answers R questions on Stack Overflow and recently published the book Efficient R Programming with O'Reilly.
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Jamie Owen

Lead Trainer
Jamie Owen has been teaching R since 2011. He has run over thirty training courses, with topics ranging from introductory to R to advanced analytics. Over the last five years, Jamie has taught courses at a variety of Universities, government agencies and some of the largest UK companies.
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Seb Mellor

Data Engineer
Sebastian has a 1st Class Honours MMathStat in Mathematics & Statistics from Newcastle University. He worked at the leading interaction design and ubiquitous computing research group, Open Lab, for five years. He has multiple publications on machine learning, sensor deployments and infrastructure, and data visualisation.
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Roman Popet

Data Scientist
Roman has over 10 years experience in data science first as a post-doctoral researcher in biological sciences and then as a consultant data scientist. Roman has published over 15 papers in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals. His work has been covered in popular media outlets such as the Times, The BBC and The Metro.
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Theo Roe

Data Scientist
Theo holds an MMathStat in Mathematics & Statistics from Newcastle University. His particular interest is using visualisation to elucidate complex relationships within data.

NHS Scotland

"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."

Francis Crick

"Overall, it is a great course for absolute beginners. Good course, really helpful, good amount of time to practise the code learnt"

Shell International Petroleum Company

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."

Nicole Avison

Sustrans

"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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