For the second year, O’Reilly Media conducted an anonymous survey to expose the tools successful data analysts and engineers use, and how those tool choices might relate to their salary. We heard from over 800 respondents who work in and around the data space, and from a variety of industries across 53 countries and 41 U.S. states. Read More
UPDATED: The Data Science Report has created a new section “PhD PREDICTION PROJECTS!” In this section we are going to profile interesting predictive analytics projects by “up and coming” PhD and Masters students/recent grads.
Our first project looks at Eric Chalmer’s computer model that uses Machine Learning to predict the outcome and how much to wager on MMA/UFC fights. While initially a hobby, his algo’s have performed remarkably well (total return of 160%+) during the first 10 months and we’re tracking his predictions here. Read More
Here are 2 researched articles by Randy Bartlett on the value of the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) role.
The first discusses the benefits of a CAO: “3 Good Reasons You Need a CAO”. He then invested about 50 hours interviewing people for a unique case study illustrating what happens when a corporation loses its CAO: “The Dissolution of an Analytics Team” Here they are…Read More
Video |Steve Milton, Co-founder & CTO at PlaceIQ, one of NY’s fastest growing start-ups, talks “Strategies for Devs Who Aspire to Start and Lead Companies” at CTO School (Via Hakka Labs). Watch Video
As our society transforms into a data-driven one, the role of the Data Scientist is becoming more and more important. If you want to be on the leading edge of what is sure to become a major profession in the not-too-distant future, this book can show you how. Read More
Sarita Digumarti, CEO of Jigsaw Acadamy, and online training institute for analytics, provides guidance to candidates in their early stage interviews for an Analytics position. Read More…
IT’S LIVE! San Francisco data startup Mode Analytics has finally revealed its cloud-based site/app for helping people inside companies efficiently analyze data together and easily share their findings.
Mode, a company that calls itself the “Github for Data Analysis” and will be an online repository for data science/analytics work. Read More…
Whether you’re completely new to computer science or have a decent programming background (without formal training), this is a great FREE Course from Harvard called CS50 “Introduction to Computer Science”.
It can also be taken for certification or course credits as well (info in article). It’s easy to follow along and has received much praise from the 10’s of thousands who’ve taken it to date. In this post you will have direct access to all the video lectures and links to do more. Read More…
Great Free 157page eBook “An Introduction to Data Science” by By Jeffrey Stanton of Syracuse University, which has an excellent Information Science & Techology Masters Program
“I came across the term “data scientist” a few years ago when somebody (from the valley, of course) asked me, “So are you a data scientist?” And my immediate answer was, “No, I am not a scientist.” Although I already had spent a decade in the data space, driving business impact through analytics, I did not see myself as a scientist…” Read More…