Data Driven Approach: From Where Will You E-Commute?

Posted on Apr 1, 2022

Data Science Background

Data and facts have been telling us that the biggest upshot of Covid-19 may be the widespread acceptance of remote work. A recent article in Forbes highlights that prior to 2020 only about five percent of full-time workers were not obligated to come into a workplace. But under the "new normal" that emerged after the pandemic, about a quarter of all full-time employees may be working remotely.Β 

If you could e-commute from anywhere in the world, where would it be? This ShinyApp will identify your ideal city based on your inputs. By using sliders, you can indicate your level of preference from -10 to 10 for the following ten parameters (with zero indicating "neutrality"):

Video of my preferences

Here is a video of my preferences, ideal workations, and the interactive map that resets based on one's preferences.Β 

Comparison of cities

If you are torn between several possible destinations, the application can generate "deep dive" comparisons between two cities using bar plots, tables, and Z-scaled box plots.


Once you have zoned in on a possible destination, you can cross-check how it performs relative to other cities for each parameter.

Data Science Conclusion

Remote (and hybrid) work is here to stay. It's not just employees who are happy to cut the commute: many employers have observed an increase in productivity resulting from work from home setups.

This new arrangement is redefining how we interact with work and the endless possibilities we have when choosing our physical location. It is time we leverage this new normal and take full advantage by finding our dream workation.Β 

Credits, References & Special Thanks:Β 

  • Original Data Set (From Kaggle)
  • Instructors: Oren Ross, Sam Audino & Zeyu Zhang
  • Mentors: Jonathan Presley, Stella Kim, Ken Kurazume, Eric Stein, Ariella Brown, Joe Saienni, Steve Welckle, Anant Swarup, Anant Mahotra
  • Original Workation Image ID & Credit: 2121227723/ (license purchased)
  • My Github
  • Article: Remote Work - The Biggest Legacy Of Covid-19 (Forbes)

The skills I demoed here can be learned through taking Data Science with Machine Learning bootcamp with NYC Data Science Academy.

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Vinod Chugani

I was born in India and raised in Japan as a Third Culture Kid. At Duke University, I was inducted Phi Beta Kappa in my junior year and majored in Economics. I have a decade of experience on...
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