Tyler Wiseman

Data Analyst & Public Historian

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Hi.

I'm a Richmond, VA based Public Historian & Data Analyst with three years of experience in libraries, museums, and higher education. I'm skilled in Python, SQL/NoSQL databases, and visualization tools including D3.js, and Tableau. I'm passionate about data stewardship, data accessibility, and data’s influence on local public policy. My professional background in libraries and archives has taught me the critical importance of documentation and how to balance attention to detail with the big picture to tell an accurate and compelling story.

Currently, I work at an academic library and volunteer with The COVID Racial Data Tracker , a joint initiative of Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research and The COVID Tracking Project at the Atlantic.

PROJECTS

Know Your Congress
Know Your Congress

Flask web application hosted on Heroku. Explore Congress including photographs, demographics, social media, and voting history. Using ProPublica Congress API, Python, Mongo Atlas, D3.js, Tableau.
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Weatherpy
Statistical Weather Analysis

Matplotlib plots and statistical analysis on data from OpenWeather API using NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas. Data summarized and presented as a website.
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CHD Prediction
Predicting Heart Disease

Using SciKit Learn to create Logistic Regression and Random Forest models to predict 10 year risk of Coronary Heart Disease. Jupyter Notebook with models, graphs, and a presentation.
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D3 Stacked Diverging
D3.js Stacked Diverging Bar Chart

A horizontal stacked diverging bar chart created with d3.js displaying a party breakdown of the 20 most recent bills voted on by Congress. Will be incorporated into the Know Your Congress project.
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SKILLS

Languages

SQL

Python

JavaScript (d3.js)

Databases

Oracle

MongoDB

PostgreSQL

Environments

VS Code

Tableau

Jupyter Notebooks

EXPERIENCE

User Support Specialist | Boatwright Library

  • Regularly leverage advanced Excel techniques and Alma ILS queries to investigate and correct hundreds of library data inconsistencies
  • Decreased turn around on replacement copies of missing books by creating a collaborative, transparent reporting process
  • Perform technical writing to document internal work processes for new staff and student employees as well as public facing instructions for various library technologies including a complete re-write of the Access & User Services Desk Guide
  • Coach and mentor designated student staff through continuous technical training and conduct performance reviews
  • Managed the transition of 12,000 media items to ensure accessibility of materials during and after building renovations and provided regular project status reports to key stakeholders throughout the transition
  • Represent User Support team on cross-departmental task force to test and customize new library search interface
  • Maintain inventory spreadsheet of government documents using SuDoc classification scheme

Tour Guide | The Valentine

  • Educate and engage a diverse audience on public walking tours of historic districts that explore the impact of our past on our present
  • First and youngest new hire in over 5 years after earning Richmond Region Tourism certification
  • Updated flagship tour with new standardized route, content, and name leading to a 75% attendance increase for the season
  • Researched and developed new tour in partnership with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to complement Fall 2019 VMFA exhibition

Archives Assistant | The Valentine

  • Catalogued a 2,000-file manuscript collection creating metadata and finding aids using Describing Archives, A Content Standard , increasing online accessibility of 1500+ historic documents
  • Assessed 100 years of exhibition records to eliminate extraneous information
  • Researched and recorded provenance of books recommended for deaccession

Visitor Experience Associate | ICA @ VCU

  • Processed memberships, ticket sales, and visitor feedback via front desk desktops and mobile devices
  • Acted as a liaison between front-of-house and ICA staff
  • Maintained knowledge of ever changing exhibitions, programs, events, and overall mission
  • Standardized front desk procedures during institution’s first year
  • Collaborated with education department on data collection and drop-in tours
  • Collaborated with full-time staff during institution’s first strategic planning process by providing feedback and suggestions for the improvement of day to day operations and special events

EDUCATION

Boot Camp Certificate | University of Richmond

Data Analytics & Visualization

6-month intensive program focused on gaining technical programming skills averaging 40 hours of work per week.

International Studies

Double Major in History with a concentration in Social Justice. magna cum laude

RESUME

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