My name is Mark Roepke and I am a Curriculum Engineer at Databricks. I work on the education team focusing on the development of Spark-focused training curriculum and certification exams for developers and data scientists. I previously worked as Senior Data Scientist at 84.51° in the Digital Personalization space. I focused on the personalization of recipe-based services and the development of intelligent meal-planning services.
I am specifically interested in the area of data science education. I enjoy designing, developing, and delivering introductory R- and Python-based data science training workshops for people interested in entering the field of data science and intermediate workshops for people interested in expanding their skillset. I am certified by RStudio to design and deliver tidyverse training workshops and am resposible for the following R and Python training workshops at 84.51°: introduction to R, intermediate dplyr, RMarkdown, xaringan, and introduction to Python for data science. I have contributed to and delivered trainings in GitHub, intermediate R and intermediate Python.
A lot of my time also goes to developing and contributing to open-source data science software. I developed and maintain the flxr R package and I have contributed to the cattonum R package available on CRAN. I was also a co-maintainer of 84.51°'s generic R package and the primary developer and maintainer of 84.51°'s data visualization and branding R package.
Outside of data science, my interests tend to be fleeting. Over the last few years I've found myself interested in soccer, cooking, hiking, and running.