Ace of Base(ball): thanks and farewell but not really farewell Nick Wan

Nick Wan @nickwan is a data scientist with the Cincinnati Reds and more importantly, one of the hard working mods behind the scenes in the RealScientists dungeon lair. We like our mods to have experienced the giddy thrills of curating the account for themselves, so Nick took his time on the account back in July.

Somehow within 24 hours of taking the reins, there was a picture of an inflatable unicorn. EXCELLENT BEGINNINGS.

Also, this flawless logic.

And ain’t those data grand! Ima put this on my wall #SCIENCEISART

Here’s Nick reflecting on how the week went:

In general terms, how did you find your week as a curator?

Fun! Not as overwhelming as I thought.

It can be a shock talking to so many. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

Not so much. To be honest, I sort of felt most folks who were interacting were on the lower side of the folks who generally interact during the week.

What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?

Highlights: enjoyable conversations and people who seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. Lowlights: people who unfollowed simply because they didn’t like baseball.

Is there anything you wanted to get out of / do on the RS account that you didn’t manage to fit in?

Not this time around.

Did you have a plan? If so, did you stick to it?

I didn’t have plans, usually. Most of the time, the next day was planned based on conversations from the day before. It was pretty loose in terms of sticking to any given plan.

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Don’t sign NDAs and expect to be able to talk about what you do for a living.


Thanks once again Nick, and we are pleased to have you as part of the team at RealScientists HQ. If you missed anything from the week, the tweets are all collated at the following link.


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