About Me & This Website

Hey there! I am Brad Congelio and I am the person “behind the curtain” of this website and blog. I am so glad you are here and I hope you stick around to learn all that you can about coding in the R programming language. 

First, a little bit about me. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I teach several different things, but my absolute favorites courses to teach are the my data analytics and sport analytics courses.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario (in London, Ontario, Canada … just a fantastic city), as well as a specialized certificate in R for Data Analytics from the University of California San Diego.

So, yes: I am well-educated in R, data science, and analytics.

But, here is the thing: you do not need any type of formal training to become a competent and successful data scientist or analyst.

The only reason I went for my Ph.D. and other post-graduate certifications is because I have always known I wanted to be in the classroom sharing my passion for coding and analytics as well as producing envelope-pushing research in my specific field of expertise (which is exploring the impact of professional sport stadiums on local communities using big data and R). 

In fact, my love for teaching is one of the reasons I decided to take my “personal academic website” and turn it into a fully-developed blog. I want you to learn everything I know without the need for any sort of formal education.

That said, here are some cold, hard facts: there are some websites out there that want you to learn to code with them, and position the site as some sort of deep learning base for data science and analytics

… it’s funny, though: because you will never see a lick of coding on the sites. Why? Because they are not actually there to teach you. They are simply driving traffic and putting money in their pockets from affiliate programs and advertising revenue. 

And that is why I decided I needed to make my website/blog different: I will always provide code and deeply-detailed tutorials on everything I post here.

The ultimate goal is to truly help you learn the process of coding in the R programming language. 

So, do you want to get started right away? If so, here are a few of my “base” tutorials that can get you started in a variety of different topics. Each one starts at the “beginner” level before moving onto more advanced topics. 

 

R Tutorials for Beginners: