02 11월 2015 Culture

My First Movember

By Loggy D. Wood

It’s November: quick, what’s the first thing you think of?

For me, the first things that come to mind are my friends and family that lose their leaves for the winter. Luckily, I’m just a piece of driftwood and don’t have to worry about things like that anymore!


But, there’s one thing I do have that they don’t: a killer ‘stache. And then I found out about Movember and decided to put it to use.


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For those of you that don’t know, Movember is the charity movement that raises awareness (through the growth of killer mustaches!) and funds for men’s health issues – mainly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity. And this year, I thought I’d get in on the fun.


While you can visit my Movember page and make a donation, I’m also hoping to raise awareness for men’s health issues by using … you guessed it: data!


Over the course of the next few weeks I’ll be parsing some health-related data, and along with my trusty cohorts Elasticsearch and Kibana, doing some analysis and blogging about the insights I uncover here. I, of course, will also be posting pics of my ‘stache growth as it progresses, so you can stay tuned for that here or on Twitter :)


To all of you Mo Bros and Mo Sistas: best of luck to you. And if you’re already participating or thinking about getting involved, you’re welcome to join my team.


Here’s to data and making a difference!