Category Archives: Data Science Careers

Big Data Debates: Individuals Vs. Teams

Gregory Piatetsky recently ran a poll on his popular KDnuggets website where he asked his readers to vote for the preferred way to build data science capabilities in their organizations. The poll was prompted by the strong reaction to a … Continue reading

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2013 Data Science Salary Survey: Open source tools correlate with higher salary

“In our report, 2013 Data Science Salary Survey, we make our own data-driven contribution to the conversation. We collected a survey from attendees of the Strata Conference in New York and Santa Clara, California, about tool usage and salary… What … Continue reading

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Big Data Analytics 2014 Predictions from IIA

Listen to the recorded webcast here. From Sarah Gates’ post: “At the end of the webcast, our listeners voted on which predictions they thought would come true.  The results of the voting are shown below.  If they are right, we … Continue reading

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DataKind’s Jack Porway on Data Science

“If you leave an excited data scientist on his own to solve a problem, he’s going to solve his own problem – which is usually parking his car, or finding a bar to drink at. The trick that we worked … Continue reading

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5 Minutes on the Myth of the Data Science Platypus (Video)

“Data science is in danger of being a fad. Data scientists need to build a reputation for providing actual value”–Kim Stedman

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Big Data Panels at the 2013 MIT CIO Symposium (Video)

Moderator: Tom Davenport, Babson College Annabelle Bexiga, TIAA-CREF; Frank Diana, TCS; Jack Norris, MapR; Keith Collins, SAS Institute; Michael Chui, McKinsey Global Institute Davenport: “I’m going to trademark ‘Humongous Data’” Moderator: Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Center for Digital Business Prof. Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School of … Continue reading

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Visualising the Road to Becoming a Data Scientist

Source: Swami Chandrasekaran  

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A Practical Introduction to Data Science Skills (Video)

Google’s Michael Manoochehri at DataEDGE 2013 presenting an introduction to  data analysis and suggestions for how to become a data scientist (his notes for the presentation are here).

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On Data Janitors, Engineers, and Statistics

Big Data Borat tweeted recently that “Data Science is 99% preparation, 1% misinterpretation.” Commenting on the 99% part, Cloudera’s Josh Wills says: “I’m a data janitor. That’s the sexiest job of the 21st century. It’s very flattering, but it’s also a little … Continue reading

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Big Data & Data Science: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

Big Data [sorry] & Data Science: What Does a Data Scientist Do? from Data Science London

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