Help! My boss doesn’t speak “data”

If there were a Top 5 playlist for things data scientists gripe about, this would be Track #1: How can I get my boss to understand the value of data science? We all know data science has done, and continues to do, amazing things. The movie Moneyball was about how data science can improve baseball recruiting. Las Vegas knows how…

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School admissions suck! Can data science help?

Remember the college admissions process… and how much it sucked?  After years of struggling to get decent grades and racking up brownie points, you throw yourself at the feet of admissions people.  Getting into college has become insanely competitive, with amazing students from every corner of the world competing for relatively few slots in great schools. This creates problems for…

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Data science is a state of mind

Recently a number of people have emailed asking how they can become data scientists. What degree should they get? What experience? What’s the career path? These are tough questions because, almost by definition, data science crosses multiple disciplines. Whether you analyze business, healthcare, nuclear fusion or weather, the details of data science are always different. Yet what makes something “data…

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