Frank LaVigne leads the Data and Analytics practice at Wintellect, where he helps customers leverage data science in order to create smarter solutions and happier customers. He blogs regularly at and has a podcast called Data Driven ( devoted to all things Data Science. Frank has extensive experience as a software engineer. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.

Frank’s World has been online since 1995 and recently lost 13 years of blog posts due to ClearDB’s ineptitude. They even destroyed the backups. Yes, all of them. At least they were thorough.

However, rather than dwell at what was lost, I’ve decided to move forward anew with an eye toward making the site even better.