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?
Ari Meier Real data with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure Atlanta vs. New York City For a long time, many have compared Atlanta and New York City. Why, I don’t know. But I’ve heard many refer to Atlanta as “the New York of the South”. One of the many nicknames Atlanta has, … Continue reading How Does Atlanta Compare to New York City?
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
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
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
Despite higher median income and traffic counts than other Atlanta suburban areas, trendy fast-casual restaurants shun south DeKalb.
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