David Smith of Revolution Analytics will be presenting a webinar tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, 2012. The webinar is titled, The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why data distillation and machine learning aren’t enough. Registration for the webinar is free.
David Smith is one of the most popular bloggers on the topics of data science, big data, and R. He blogs at http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/
Drew provides a nice analysis of the popularity of programming languages.
The Central Intelligence Agency is hiring data scientists. They appear to be hiring at multiple levels. Unfortunately, the position description is quite vague. It is tough to know exactly what the CIA is looking for and technologies are currently being used at the CIA.
Data Scientist Job Posting at the CIA
This is very good read about data science at Engine Yard. It covers the following topics:
- What is a data scientist?
- What does a data scientist do?
- What are the technologies?
- Realities of Being a data scientist
Data Science at Engine Yard | Engine Yard Blog.
David Barber, Computer Science Professor at University College London, is still offering his textbook, Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning, for free. This text looks quite extensive. The website also includes matlab code for many of the algorithms in the book.
Yesterday, I made some predictions about the startups I thought would win at the Strata Startup Showcase. Here are the winners.
So how did I do? Well, I got one of the winners correct. I selected Placed. Hopefully videos of the demos will be available. If I find them, I will post some of them to the blog.