Profiles in Data Science: Hilary Mason

Current Position: Chief Scientist, Bit.ly

Bio: Mason joined Bit.ly in 2009, to “find sense in vast data sets” such as 80 million links per day.  She’s also a co-founder of HackNY (hackny.org), a non-profit organization that connects talented student hackers from around the world with startups in NYC. Before Bit.ly, Mason was Research Professor with Johnson & Wales University.

Quotable quote: “Teaching someone to program is like giving them a superpower.”

Papers/presentations/posts/interviews: Short URLs, Big Fun (video); Web 2.0 Summit: The Secrets of our Data SubconsciousBit.ly Data Scientist Hilary Mason Spills the Beans at StrataHilary Mason: From Tiny Links, Big Insights

About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; https://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/
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