Rob Blatt (that’s me) is a data scientist / analyst with a passion for problem solving. Experience in data acquisition and modeling, statistical analysis, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. With a background in marketing and audience development, I bring hands-on expertise — developing metrics for driving content decisions that resulted in increased audience engagement. Known for helping companies make data-driven decisions. Completed the Flatiron School’s Data Science program in 2019.
Select blog posts:
Making a game during at the Flatiron School’s “Dark Science”-themed game jam helped me better understand classes and Object Oriented Programming, but more importantly it helped me understand scope.
When I was a kid, I was the kind of kid that took things apart, but not in that “kid genius” way. I liked tinkering with things. I never got to the point where I would disassemble something, but I’d just take it apart in small bits and see what happened without them.
Video games are a designed experience. Their design includes fun and challenge. In the original Super Mario Bros, Mario wasn’t given the power to run through objects. While it might be fun, it wouldn’t be challenging and eventually that lack of challenge would lead to a lack of fun.
Some More about Rob:
I host a weekly movie trivia night named John Trivialta as a lead-in to Outdoor Cinema on Wednesday nights in the summer at Parklife, in Brooklyn.
I’ve been involved in professional wrestling on an independent level since 2013 in various roles.
In a previous career work I’ve contributed to has been nominated for thirteen Emmys and won three Emmy awards, an Oscar, and a Peabody.
I am the 2012 Falafel Eating Champion at Pitopia USA.