Briggs has published analysis of the impact on the economy, the impact of Stay Home orders, the number of lives saved from social distancing and more. His primary focus, currently, is on how to use data to rebuild the economy.
The ARF presented an industry-wide Virtual Town Hall on March 17. ARF President & CEO Scott McDonald, along with Rex Briggs of Marketing Evolution, Jerome Shimizu of ABCS Insights, and Rick Bruner of Central Control, Inc. and Research Wonks presented the latest facts, forecasts and implications on a global scale. Rex Briggs leads off the Town Hall, presenting his findings for the first 20minutes of the recording. Key points are included in The ARF's summary.
It started with a few iTunes University Lectures from Stanford and MIT on Machine Learning on my long flights across country. It became more formalized techucation. I wanted to better understand the work of full stack developers -- so that meant walking in their shoes and learning to program and develop myself. I enrolled in a distance learning course at MIT, an on-line course from my local community college, and a few "at your own pace" course through Stack Skills. If I am going to learn this stuff, I'm going all in! Here is what I'm doing in the first half of 2020.
MIT certificate course "Human Computer Interaction For User Experience Design"
Truckee Meadows Community College course "Beginning Web Development"
Self-paced Responsive Design course
Self-paced Java programming course
Great theory from top MIT CSAIL Professors and exposure to their lab projects.
Hands on programming in HTML5 & CSS.
Hand on experience coding to complement college course.
I'm just getting started with this one.
Solid instruction in object oriented programming. Hands-on.