- Hilary Mason Hilary is the Chief Scientist at Bitly. She is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is commonly cited, interviewed and referenced in data science news/blogs/articles.
- Cathy O’Neil Cathy is better known to the internet world as mathbabe. She is a blogger (although not strictly about just data science), conference speaker, and soon to be book author.
- Carla Gentry Founder of Analytical-Solution.com, Carla is one of the most frequent #datascience tweeters on Twitter. She is known to the twitter world as @data_nerd
- Monica Rogati Monica is a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn. She speaks at conferences, publishes academic papers, tweets, and creates great data products at LinkedIn. She likes data so much, she uses data for parenting.
- Rachel Schutt Rachel just recently completed teaching and blogging the Introduction to Data Science course at Columbia University. She is also a Senior Statistician at Google Research. Along with Cathy, she will be a book author.
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