Kirby Best

There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston

About Me:

I’ve been a musician, tree planter, project manager, and a data analyst. I’ve worked in the Canadian publishing industry for ten years.

I am an RStudio and Tidyverse fanatic.

I’m interested in big process oriented projects (Marathon Running, Implementing CASL for Penguin Random House Canada’s email program).

I love making my colleagues and friends’ lives easier (Dashboard Design, Automating personal finance analysis).


Teaching Myself Woodworking
Using Sketchup and youtube, I’ve been teaching myself woodworking. My next project is a pair of bedside tables.

Improving Forecasting Skills
Using Modelr, Broom, and the tidyverse, I have been building models to forecast weekly book sales.

Scoring Very Short Films
As a lockdown project, I recorded some musical sketches to go along with short videos.

Currently Reading: Chade-Meng Tan – Joy on Demand