How Good (or Bad) are Metro Atlanta Schools?

Ari MeierAnd it's not about the percentage of kids on free or reduced lunch. School quality has been a big topic for decades and there seem to be no quick and easy answers. We all usually agree that school quality metrics involve test scores, graduation rates, and parental involvement. School districts can also be affected … Continue reading How Good (or Bad) are Metro Atlanta Schools?

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How I Created My Own Data Science Curriculum

Ari Meier My interest in data science started around 2015. I’d been working in the marketing department of a real estate company for a year, and discovered (or I should say, rediscovered), my love for numbers, analysis and telling stories. As long as I could remember, I loved math and science, but I also loved … Continue reading How I Created My Own Data Science Curriculum

The Data Behind Gwinnett County & MARTA

Ari Meier What's the Scoop on Gwinnett County? In 1970, Gwinnett County, now the second most populous county in Georgia, had a population of 72,349. This is smaller than today’s population figures for major metro Atlanta cities of South Fulton (95,158), Sandy Springs (93,853), Roswell (88,346) and Johns Creek (76,728). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, … Continue reading The Data Behind Gwinnett County & MARTA

An Efficient Way of Getting to Atlanta’s Airport Using its Subway System

Ari Meier If you must transfer from the blue line to the red or gold line to the airport I analyzed MARTA’s rail times to answer the question: how long would I have to wait for a southbound gold or red line train after transferring from an eastbound or westbound blue line train? Of course, … Continue reading An Efficient Way of Getting to Atlanta’s Airport Using its Subway System

Updated: Why I Thought Amazon Would End Up In Atlanta

Ari Meier Amazon might decide on winning city in an unconventional way There’s been a flurry of recent stories about Amazon's HQ2 announcement. From someone analyzing Jeff Bezos' flight records to considering a recent large development proposal in Atlanta. There's much anticipation and speculation in the remaining 20 cities and there are a ton of blogs, news and betting … Continue reading Updated: Why I Thought Amazon Would End Up In Atlanta