What are the Goals of Building a Personal Data Science Project? – Data Science Question

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Where Should I focus my learning? – Data Science Question

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How to get started in data science?

How to stand out as a fresh graduate looking for a data science job?

As a college or university student, it can be difficult to stand out when looking for your first data science job. Here is a suggestion. Build a project you can share with prospective employers.

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TensorKart and Neural Networks for MarioKart

Kevin Hughes used TensorFlow to train a Neural Network to play MarioKart. He calls it TensorKart. See his post for more details. It is a nice blog post and sounds like a fun project.
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The Human Face of Big Data – Debuts Tonight

The Human Face of Big Data makes its debut tonight, 2/24/2016, on PBS (if you are in the United States). Hopefully it will be available via the PBS website fairly soon.

Strata + Hadoop 2015 NYC Videos Are Available

Many of the keynotes are available.

Data Science, Robots, and Disaster Recovery

Robin Murphy has one of the coolest job titles I have ever read, Disaster Roboticist. At Texas A&M, she works on developing advanced robots for disaster recovery.

In this Ted talk, she outlines some of the capabilities of the robots and how the robots work. One quote at the end really caught my attention.

So really, “disaster robotics” is a misnomer. It’s not about the robots. It’s about the data.

The robots are collecting data and that data needs analysis!

Machine Learning to Play Super Mario

A fun video to watch. Very Impressive!

The technique uses a genetic algorithm to training a neural network. A paper with more details can be found at, Evolving Neural Networks through Augmenting Topologies (NEAT)

Deep Learning in 2015 at Oxford

Nando de Freitas taught a deep learning course at the University of Oxford. All of the videos are freely available. The playlist is a bit out of order, but starting with Lecture 1 is probably the best technique.