Hi, I’m Evan. I’m a data scientist and software developer, a social researcher and a lapsed tree planter. I’m originally from Canada, spent six years in the UK and now call Berlin home. If you want to work on something together, do get in touch or check out my CV.

I create and maintain a dataset of speeches made in the UK House of Commons, which is more accurate in identifying speakers and is easier to use than both the official Hansard record and the mysociety ParlParse project. I have written a range of R packages to streamline scientific research.

I have a semi-frequently used Twitter feed, and have a bunch of completed and ongoing projects on GitHub. I occasionally write stuff on my blog and in other places.

I’m a big fan of making maps. I’ve built a map of where in London has the best value-for-money housing for access to public transport, and mapped out every golf course close to a train station in South-East England.

Most recent blog post:

How much money can you save by riding your bike?

How much money can you save by riding your bike?
How much money can you save cycling instead of using public transport? This blog shows what I spent and what I saved while using cycling as my primary form of transport for 1,516 days, or just shy of 4 years and 2 months. This covers from when I first bought a bike on 30 June 2016 to 23 August 2020, the day before I packed my bike away as part of my move to Berlin. [Read More]