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 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).


Rehabbing my Knee
Working on flexibility and core strength as I recover from a recent knee injury.

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: A Swim In A Pond In The Rain – George Saunders