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 […]

How To: Hire Machine Learning Consultants

How To: Hire Machine...

More and more organizations are realizing the tremendous benefit of machine learning to their bottom line, yet many are not ready to hire a full-time machine learning expert. So a machine learning contractor/consultant/freelancer makes sense. For instance, your business might depend upon “just in time” delivery of some goods, and you need to predict when […]

Compare Job Skills with Machine Learning

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Contributed by Brett Amdur, Christopher Redino and Amy (Yujing) Ma. They graduated from the NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp program that took place between January 11 and April 1, 2016. This post was based on their final class project – the Capstone Project, due on the 12th week of the program. I. Introduction […]

Start Informing your Business with Data Science, How?

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I’m writing this blog post in the departure lounge at Heathrow, on my way back from Strata + Hadoop World, London.  Whilst at Strata, speakers kept coming back to the idea that an ever growing number of large businesses are not really happy with the investments they have made in analytics and data science.  One […]

How To: Evaluate Your Next Workplace

How To: Evaluate You...

It’s a great time to be a Data Scientist. The direct correlation between strong data science teams and user engagement continues to strengthen (companies like Uber, Spotify, AirBnb, Stitch Fix, Dropbox, Pinterest, Instacart, and Thumbtack all have 30+ members of their data teams), and because of that, companies aspiring to reach that level are placing […]

Top 10 Cities Hiring Data Scientists in the U.S.

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By: Jason O’Rawe – ODSC data science team contributor This year’s ODSC East includes a career fair with many top companies hiring data scientists and engineers from entry level to experienced positions. A career in Data science is still considered one of the best jobs of the 21st century. Indeed, the viral 2012 article from […]