How a Start in Reality Television Showed Me Success in Data Science

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Fun trivia fact: I have a background in reality television. No, I wasn’t on camera, but I was one of the guys behind the scenes making sure all the magic happened. Somehow, now I am immersed in the data science and technology space. I’ve had people ask me, “How on earth did that happen? Do […]

Stats to Look Forward to at ODSC East 2018

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Want to learn more about data science? Want to update yourself on the latest research and trends in the space? If you want to do this, think about attending a data science event like a meet-up or a conference in the near future.  You don’t have to go to every conference or meet-up but do […]

How to Get a Start with a Career in Data Science

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“The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and education.”  – Adam Smith,  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations In this compelling Adam Smith quote phrase, we can replace […]

How Automation is Going to Redefine What it Means to Work

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IN BRIEF The time for machines to take over most of humanity’s work is rapidly approaching. The world is woefully unprepared to deal with the implications that automation will have over the coming decades. Universal basic income is just beginning to be discussed, and automation has the potential to displace much of the world’s workforce. […]

Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

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I’ve just updated another section of The Popularity of Data Science Software. It is reproduced below to save you the trouble of reading the entire article. If your organization is looking for training in the R language, you might consider my books, R for SAS and SPSS Users or R for Stata Users, or my on-site workshops. Job Advertisements One of the […]

Web Scraping Indeed for Key Data Science Job Skills

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Editor’s Note: Check out our 2017 State of Data Science Jobs Report to compare stats, sentiments, and POVs. *available in Spanish   As many of you probably know, being a data scientist requires a large skill set . . . Credit: Swami Chandrasekaran To master all of that at a high level would probably take a […]

ODSC State of Data Science 2017 report: The Data Wave

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When co-authors D.J. Patil and ODSC East 2017 Keynote Presenter Thomas H. Davenport wrote that sexy article in 2012 they claimed that “Data scientists’ most basic, universal skill… the ability to write code… may be less true in five years’ time.” Now 5 years later, in this post, we will see that this statement is not […]

Why Musicians Make Good Analysts

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I recently read Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave by Bill Franks of Teradata and in the book (which is going on my recommended reading list) he has a section about the ideal analyst.  While I am admittedly very biased on this one, Mr. Franks makes a very good point that in many instances the best […]

How to Really Grow your Data Science Team

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If you’re looking to intensify your data science efforts, it’s pretty fundamental for you to sit down with your current team and really ask yourself how you’re all going to tackle this. If you’re growing a data team, your first reflex is to hire new talent of course; and get yourself a team of statisticians […]