Hilary Mason is the "chief scientist emeritus" at Bitly, co-founder of HackNY, and an adviser to Accel Partners. She is also a curious data scientist, which is one factor that has led to her being one of the most influential people in her field. She talked with us about what it takes to be a top
You don’t often think of data scientists as “programmers,” per se, but they are the pivotal application developers in the age of big data.
What, after all, is a “programmer”? Wikipedia’s definition of “programming” is instructive: “the comprehensive process that leads from an original formulation
Businesses are plunging headlong into the age of social listening analytics without fully thinking through the many issues surrounding the quality of this intelligence. There is plenty of valuable customer intelligence to be had from filtering the social firehose. However, the overwhelming volume,
Modern business thrives on fresh ideas from a skilled pool of data professionals, ranging from data scientists to business subject-matter experts. Data-driven organizations succeed when all personnel—both technical and business—have a common understanding of the core big-data best skills, tools and
Few people become data scientists to get rich. If that’s their overriding goal, they tend to gravitate toward enterpreneurship and, possibly, partnerships with well-established rockstar data scientists (who, at that stage in their careers, probably do expect to get filthy rich beyond their wildest
"Data scientist" has been called the "sexiest job of the 21st century," but what exactly is a data scientist and what does one do? Big Data Evangelist James Kobielus explains by way of shooting down 10 myths about the role.
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The top 10 blogs from the first half of 2013 show you are interested in learning how to get started with big data – especially if you’re in the banking industry – and looking at just what it is that gives a data scientist that elusive star power. It’s also clear that good blog posts have long legs
We’re continuing our look at the most popular content on IBM Big Data Hub for the first half of 2013. Here are the most-watched videos.
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With one half of 2013 behind us, let’s take a look at what has been on the top of your mind over those six months. All week long, we will be reviewing the most read, most watched and most listened to content on IBM Big Data Hub. Today, we’ll look at the top 10 most popular podcasts.
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Data science is a human craft, demanding just as much nuanced judgment and intuitive technique as you’d expect from any skilled artisan.
One of the downsides of using the word “science” in this context is that people think that statistical analysis is just some sort of cut-and-dried laboratory
Is data a religion?
I think that’s a ridiculous notion, but it has recently gained credence in the popular mind. Some people seem to believe that a powerful elite regards data-driven management as an absolute faith. Here, for example, is a Washington Post article arguing that the current president
Everybody these days wants to monetize their big data—and why not? You know that on some level your data is valuable. If it weren’t, you wouldn’t be investing so much in the acquisition and analysis of it all.
But is big data truly monetizable? This utopian vision can break your heart if you let it
Life is stubbornly qualitative on every level. But we wouldn’t be modern and scientific if we didn’t try to constantly reduce it to numbers that we can calculate, manipulate and extrapolate.
Even when we’re trying to parse the mess into particular entities and interactions that we can analyze
People often treat philosophy as an intellectual pastime for the unemployable. That’s absolutely not the case.
Philosophy is the most practical of disciplines. Essentially, it is an examination into basic principles, cultivating minds that can critically examine problems down to their very marrow.
Big Data Bytes is a weekly videochat where we look at some of the hot articles, blog posts, and social chatter about topics related to big data. For Friday, May 17, 2013, our guests were Frank Fillmore (@ffillmorejr), Founder and President of The Fillmore Group, and Tom Deutsch (@thomasdeutsch),