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ODSC-West Santa Clara, CA November 4 – 6, 2016   6 Conferences | 3 Days | 1 Roof   ODSC West 2016 will be Open Data Science Conference‘s biggest conference ever! It’ll be TWICE the size of last year’s conference, in fact. They’re expecting more than 3,000 enthusiastic data scientists, developers, software engineers, practitioners, and C-level executives. Why not join in too?   (Save 15% with my...

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The best Python course for data science is coming soon to Lynda.com/LinkedIn. How do I know? Because I just partnered with Lynda.com/LinkedIn to author the course!! That’s right! I am partnering with Lynda.com/LinkedIn to produce a series of video courses on data science and business analytics. The first course is called Python for Data Science Essential Training and will be released in early 2017. As an intermediate level...

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On Maternity Leave…

On Maternity Leave…


Posted By on Jun 23, 2016

It’s official! I am on maternity leave until August 8th, to welcome Miss Ariana Isabelle Ivanov into the world. 🙂 🙂 Blog publications and/or webinars will start back again by late August. Thanks for...

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We Do Webinars!!!

We Do Webinars!!!


Posted By on Jun 6, 2016

Just to keep you in the loop on what I’ve been up to with Data-Mania… we’ve been keeping busy with a lot of webinars over these last several months. If you’re interested in attending some upcoming webinars, please keep an eye out on my social network feeds. I always post the invitations...

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Join us for a machine learning and artificial intelligence discussion this Friday!! “With the abundance of data being generated every day, the rise of new automated technologies is inevitable. Enter the world of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and thinking machines. Discover their various applications. Join Lillian Pierson, internationally renowned Big Data and Data Science author, as she explores the wonders of...

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For our last installment in this 3-part series on analytics-as-a-service, I’m going to provide you a quick and dirty demonstration of how to use Watson Analytics to analyze hashtag data from the Twitter social network. Step 1: Log-in to Watson Analytics and Add Your Data Once you get inside of Watson Analytics, you’re going to see a menu that looks like the one shown above. Click on ‘Upload data’ in the ‘Or add your data’ section....

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Ever since its launch in 2014, there has been some concern among the data science community on whether Watson Analytics (or other analytics-as-a-service products) could serve as a replacement for data science professionals. Let me settle that concern now by making this declarative statement: Watson Analytics is NOT capable of replacing an organization’s need for data scientists. And, rightly so, it was not designed to be a...

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Analytics-as-a-service technologies have been around a few years, but it’s still a relatively new thing and it’s definitely something that’s adding immense value to organizations of all sizes. That’s why I decided to create this 3-part series on analytics-as-a-service, focusing specifically on IBM’s Watson Analytics; What it is, why it does not replace the need for data scientists, and a demo how-to that help get you started if this...

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At my LinkedIn Profile, I recently got an email from a Dell Recruiter who was looking to interview me for a Marketing Data Scientist position that she was trying to fill. The location was all wrong for me, but the email really got me thinking about data science in marketing, and what it was about my LinkedIn profile that had piqued her interest. (This article was sponsored by SimpliLearn, an online training organization for which...

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