NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon

The National Basketball Association is hosting an Analytics Hackathon. Application are accepted until August 6, 2017 and the actual competition occurs on September 23-24, 2017. The competition has 2 focus areas: Basketball Analytics Business Analytics The prizes for winning consist of: Lunch with NBA Commissioner A trip to the All-Star Game Tickets to a game … Continue reading NBA Basketball Analytics Hackathon

Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition

The 2016 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) will be held at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota on April 2 and 3. What is MUDAC? MUDAC is an intense 2-day analytics competition aimed at undergraduate students. Teams compete to solve a problem posed by an external organization. Who can compete? Teams of 3 to … Continue reading Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition

Introduction to Microsoft R Open (Webinar)

Tomorrow, January 28, 2016, David Smith will present a webinar titled Introduction to Microsoft R Open. David is the R Community Lead at Microsoft. The webinar will discuss: Introduction to R History of R Enhancements of Microsoft R Open (Microsoft’s enhanced distribution of open-source R) CRAN Time Machine Reproducible Data Analysis If you are looking … Continue reading Introduction to Microsoft R Open (Webinar)

Building an Analytics Team at 500px – Helpful Advice

Organizations everywhere are racing to build analytics/data science teams. Big Data is everywhere and companies don't want to fall behind. Unfortunately, many organizations are struggling to get started because of questions similar to the following: How will Analytics help us? What does an analytics team look like in our organization? How do we start? Luckily, … Continue reading Building an Analytics Team at 500px – Helpful Advice

List of Over 200 Data Science College Programs

My previous list of Colleges with Data Science Degrees has grown very large, and numerous people have requested the ability to sort and/or filter. Thus, I built a new list. It is available at: Data Science Colleges. As far as I know, this is the most comprehensive list of data science programs available. Here are … Continue reading List of Over 200 Data Science College Programs