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Becoming a data scientist
With demand for data scientists skyrocketing, many smart, analytical people are retraining themselves to fit the role.
This is one story....
I've been working with Django, and will try to get Facemash up and running. If Zuck can do it in a night, why can't I? We'll see. I went to sleep at 7, woke up at 11:30. Now it's midnight and we'll see how it goes.
Written Jun 13, 2013
The disconnect between data and computer science
Why aren't there enough data scientists?
Because people who care about data aren't thinking about computer science.
Instead, they master small-data tools such as Excel, Stata, and R, which haven't fundamentally improved since 1995....
Written May 2, 2013