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I’m excited *for you* about your eagerness to make progress in the data science and big data field!! I get A LOT of requests for guidance, sooo I worked extra hard to get something set up that would be helpful to as many people as possible. I have tons of suggestions, but I tried to keep it concise by breaking it down to the following (paid and free) options. Discount or free online courses There are several low-cost online...

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As obvious as it sounds, the trick to productivity is to produce. The sea of daily emails, social media messages, business relationships, and odds and ins can REALLY take its toll on productivity. Most of us tech workers are paid to produce though, so what shall we do? I say we practice refocusing ourselves on what really matters – productivity. That’s why I am running a 30-day tech productivity challenge. I would love it...

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Custom Web-Based Data Visualizations Using Plotly and R Notebooks Want to build awesome interactive, web-based, collaborative data visualizations for free using R? You can do that with Plot.ly! What Plot.ly does is take your R code, and based on that, produces really nice interactive charts in D3.js. This allows you to build great customized, sharable data visualizations without having to get all caught up in learning how to code in...

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Are you interested in learning how to build your own recommendation system in Python? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This post was originally written in January of 2015, and has been updated and republished in January of 2017. This blog post is accompanied by a course called Introduction to Python Recommendation Systems that will be available through Lynda.com by LinkedIn Big Data in May 2017. Read on to get a conceptual...

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Women in Tech Feature: Against All Odds, Anahita Bhiwandiwalla Meet Anahita Bhiwandiwalla, she’s the 0.000215%. Back in September I got the incredible opportunity to attend Strata Hadoop World NYC to learn more about the open-source project called Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP). It was there that I met this very inspiring woman in technology. Read on to learn more about Anahita, what she’s doing, and why she is such an inspiration....

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Strata-Hadoop World pioneer, Martin Hall, giving this year’s keynote Directly following Martin Hall’s thought-provoking keynote (‘Collaboration and openness drive innovation in artificial intelligence’) at this year’s Strata-Hadoop World NYC, Hall was quickly ushered off to our private press room to elaborate on some of the finer points behind what he’d shared on stage. It was during this session that Hall succinctly described...

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Reproducible data science workflows for building a hospital readmission prediction system Thinking of building a hospital readmission prediction system? It’s possible using open-source TAP and it’s reproducible data science workflows. Read on to learn how… Meet Julie. She’s a sepsis survivor. Back in 2012, Julie went into the hospital for a routine hysterectomy. The procedure went as expected, with no apparent...

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What I learned about the big data / data science industry by going to Strata Hadoop NYC 2016 What I learned about the big data / data science industry by going to Strata Hadoop NYC 2016: This conference showed me that, at it’s core, this industry is all about connection, collaboration, integration. Let me explain… This week is all about connection The first thing that I was struck by as I first walked along the rows of the...

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So, 2017 is fast approaching!! We really only have 3 more months until the new year and I want to make sure to stay one step ahead. That’s why I am asking for your help now. I generally try to refrain from asking (anyone) for help (on anything), but in this case, it’s a “we” project, and I need your input. I have a few ideas for projects I’d like to start in 2017, and I need to know what YOU THINK about...

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Are you an American with a pre-teen? If so, you might be interested to know that the states that spend the most money on education are not always the states that produce the most-well educated students. If you are considering relocating to get your kids the best education possible, I’d be sure to look at the average SATm score of the state and NOT the amount of money each state spends on education. On cursory glance, there...

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