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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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AI With The Best / An Interactive Online AI Conference, April 29-30 Are you interested in getting all of the benefits of attending a tech conference without having to leave the comfort of your own office (or home)?  If so, AI With The Best is for you! As many of you know, I am an American expat, remote worker. I love attending events, but since I have to fly to another country to do this, I usually can’t justify the time and...

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Google Bought Kaggle: With Benevolent or Nefarious Intentions? Last Wednesday, on the Google Cloud Platform Blog, Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist of AI/ML, Google Cloud) announced that Google bought Kaggle, the popular machine learning competition platform. In that announcement, Li made statements that were abundantly clear as to why Google bought Kaggle. Those are as follows. Why Google Bought Kaggle Google seeks to lower the barrier to...

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Holy smokes 💨 What an exciting week 💥 Just after I submitted my first recording for my next course🎥 I got notice that Data Science for Dummies 2nd Edition has been released📖 Oh my — Truly, I am truly proud of this new release🎇✨🎇 I rewrote about 1/3 of the book, adding tons on machine learning, IoT, and AI ⚒ I took out chapters that seemed superfluous, to make for of the nuts and bolts of what you need to know to get into data...

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The best Python course for data science is coming soon to Lynda.com/LinkedIn. How do I know that it’s the best? Well, because it was born of a collaboration between myself and Lynda’s/LinkedIn Learning, and because I had a seriously kick-ass producer named Audrey Tsaima. (Audrey is a true instructional design guru straight from the halls of Harvard / MIT Media Lab. Her instructional design input = serious value add.) (This...

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6 Ways to Encourage Gender Equality in STEM (with examples) Happy International Women’s Day 2017 to you on March 8th! To celebrate this important day, I thought it’d be nice to show you some incredible ways to encourage gender equality in STEM fields. I am a big believer in the show don’t tell philosophy, so – it is in that spirit that I’ll show you some powerful examples of women that are changing the...

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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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