John Hopkins University offer MOOC on Data Science
Feb06

John Hopkins University offer MOOC on Data Science

John Hopkins University are offering an online course in Data Science via Coursera starting on 7th April 2014. Overall I quite like the look of this, but reading the descriptions it looks like it could a bit light on statistics. Sorry if this sounds wishy-washy but I haven’t done this course myself so I’ve only got the description to go on. However one of the modules has been recommended to me – see below. Click here...

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Don’t Product Pitch to the Data Scientists
Feb05

Don’t Product Pitch to the Data Scientists

Please Do Not Feed The Data Scientists Product Pitches Data Scientists are interesting bunch of people – they’re generally bright, curious and technically savvy. To have acquired the skills they need, they’ve been around for a while so they’re world-wise. They like ideas, technologies and solutions, but hate waffle and half truths. So if your going to present to a bunch of Data Scientists, do NOT give a product...

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What skills earn money as a Data Scientist?
Feb05

What skills earn money as a Data Scientist?

O’Reilly have published their Data Science Salary Survey for 2013 –  short and to the point it tells you that knowing Hadoop, Python, R, D3 and Graphing significantly enhances your earnings and employability. But don’t abandon SQL just yet – it’s still the most widely used tool. You can down load it from here – http://www.oreilly.com/data/free/stratasurvey.csp          ...

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