Kirby Best

For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said, it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word.

Gaston Bachelard

About Me:

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


Reading Through a Year’s Worth of New Yorkers.
Best Articles So Far: The Mysterious Disappearance of a Revolutionary Mathematician and Matthew Wong’s Life in Light and Shadow

Returning to Hockey Skills Training
After two years of lockdown, I’m returning to the ice to continue year five of my “learn how to play hockey as an adult” project.

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

Currently Reading: The Family Firm – Emily Oster