New Data Scientist jobs are being posted everyday. Due to the many different job titles of a data scientist, it can be difficult to find the right job postings. Here is a list of sites that post only data science related jobs.
Do you know of any other data science job sites?
I recently saw the article, The Best Data Mining Tools You Can Use for Free in Your Company. It contains a very brief description of each of the following tools.
- Apache Mahout
See The Best Data Mining Tools You Can Use for Free in Your Company for more details, links, and pictures.
This spring Columbia University is offering another course on Data Science. This one is targeted at introductory graduate students in math, and it is not intended to be an advanced machine learning course. The goal is to expose people with strong mathematical skill to some of the ideas from software development and machine learning without sacrificing the statistical theory. The course is title, Columbia Applied Data Science. The link for lecture notes(PDF) provides a great tutorial for beginning topics in data science. The lecture notes are currently still under development.
O’Reilly is releasing a free early (unedited) edition of the book, Graph Databases. The book is authored by Ian Robinson, Jim Webber, and Emil Eifrém. All three authors are members of Neo Technology, the maker of the super-popular Neo4j graph database.
Want to learn Data Science in 12 weeks? Zipfian Academy is offering just that.
The inaugural class will begin Fall 2013. Also the schedule is five days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., so it is a very intensive program. You must be willing to relocate to San Francisco for the 12 weeks. The cost of the data science program is $14,400, but some scholarships and sponsorships are available.
At first the cost seems high, but when you consider the program will prepare you for a different career in just 12 weeks, it does not sound so bad. I think you are paying for 2 things: the immense amount of information and the condensed format. The information planned to be covered does look very extensive, everything from storing data to cleaning data to machine learning.
I am not aware of another program like this existing. If you are not concerned with getting a “university degree” and would like to learn data science, I think Zipfian Academy looks like a good choice.