Cloud Data Science News – Beta #5

Huge week of machine learning news from Amazon. This week Amazon hosted the large AWS re:Invent Conference. And there are...tons....of machine learning announcements from that event. Announcements Amazon SageMaker StudioA browser-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for machine learning. This is going to be very helpful.Amazon SageMaker ExperimentsAllows for organizing, tracking, and comparing of machine learning … Continue reading Cloud Data Science News – Beta #5

Qualifications to Become a Data Analyst

Data Analysis as a career Do you know which the sexiest job of the 21st Century is? As per the Harvard Business Review, it is Data Scientist. Though, technically, Data Scientists are a few notches above Data Analysts, becoming a Data Analyst makes it easier for you to become a Data Scientist. Picking a career … Continue reading Qualifications to Become a Data Analyst

Questions to ask before building a Data Strategy

Building a data strategy is a great idea. It helps to avoid many of the Challenges of a Data Science Projects. However, there are many questions to address before getting started. Below is a list of some of those questions. General Questions Before Starting a Data Strategy Do you have a process for solving problems … Continue reading Questions to ask before building a Data Strategy

Cloud Data Science News – Beta #4

In the United States, it is a holiday week, so the news is pretty limited from many of the big cloud providers. Luckily, Amazon has come through with a flurry of machine learning announcements. Amazon is holding their annual re:Invent Conference next week, so maybe these announcements are precursors to some bigger news next week. … Continue reading Cloud Data Science News – Beta #4

IADSS Talk – Who can be a Data Scientist?

Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards (IADSS) is an organization working to develop standards around the roles in data science. They did a large survey earlier this year and they are starting to role out some of their results. Below is a video with some early results. Great Stuff! https://youtu.be/2d8FV3vEMeY Data Science 101 is … Continue reading IADSS Talk – Who can be a Data Scientist?

Challenges of Data Science Projects

It is no secret that data science is difficult. Companies struggle to succeed with data science projects. Even Gartner predicts that by 2022 only 20% of analytics projects will deliver business value. That means about 80% will fail to deliver value. Thus, companies need to be very careful about running data analytics projects. There are … Continue reading Challenges of Data Science Projects

Hey Data People, The NIH needs your help

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is creating a Data Management and Sharing Policy. They are currently looking for input on the policy. The NIH funds a lot of research, and this policy will affect the data and results researchers produce. NIH’s DRAFT Data Management and Sharing Policy: We Need to Hear From You! This … Continue reading Hey Data People, The NIH needs your help