If you’re reading this you probably already have an inkling of what a data scientist is. Have you ever considered what a data scientist isn’t?
Perhaps the most famous and widely used distribution is the normal distribution, otherwise known as the “bell curve.” The reason why the bell curve crops up a lot is because when you have a bunch of independent, complex, real-world factors added together that produce randomly distributed data, that data will often be distributed in a normal or bell-like way. This is called the central limit theorem.
Universities and other organizations have started to offer data science degrees, training, and certificates. Conferences and competitions also exist for people serious about adding credentials as data scientists.
When you were a child, perhaps there came that day when someone explained to you that Santa Claus didn’t exist, outside of men with bad rosacea dressed up at the mall.
Well, today I’m going to shatter another belief: your not-from-concentrate premium orange juice was not hand squeezed. In fact, the pulp in it is probably from different oranges than the juice, and the juice has been pulled from different vats and blended according to mathematical models to ensure that each carafe you drink tastes the same as the last.
What moves faster the denser you go into it….communication
Bill Cunningham of Nova Scotia Community College talks about shaping college curriculum to add more data analytics content in existing diploma degrees.
Wiley extracts at Big Data Week – the Big Data Week team will be posting extracts from great books and resources available through Wiley during the festival. Today we’re looking at infographics.
Brace yourself, the first Big Data Week Belgium edition is coming !
Inside Big Data Week Chicago 2014: Loyola University Wants to Help Businesses Understand How to Interpret their Data
The Center for Risk Management at Loyola Quinlan’s School of Business is holding a half-day symposium titled “Translating Big Data into Business Decisions.” The goal of the event is to highlight how the value of Big Data is not derived solely from statistics, but from an established business process that requires sound managerial judgment to guide the analytics.
Co-founder of Big Data Week, Ande Gregson, will be one of the many competitors joining the annual gathering in Morocco in the Sahara desert for the Marathon des Sables in April 2014: a six-day, 250k self sufficient ultra marathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons, considered to be the toughest foot race on Earth.