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Dell Helps Universities Boost Interest in Data Science Careers

Dell announced the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program, a free version of its award-winning Statistica advanced analytics software now available to all U.S. college students and professors, to help boost interest in and preparedness for data analytics careers.

Dato Announces New Machine Learning Toolkits and Coursera Training

Dato, creator of the popular machine learning platform GraphLab Create, announced today toolkits and training for developers building Intelligent Applications.

Data Science 101: Getting a Free Mathematics Education for Data Science

In this special feature, Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA provides a number of free educational resources designed for budding data scientists to gain a foundation in mathematics.

Advanced Degrees for Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Big Data

In this special feature, Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA discusses a question on many people’s minds these days – is an advanced degree required to become a data scientist and if so, what programs are available?

WPI to Launch the Nation’s First Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Data Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which launched one of the first master’s programs in data science in 2014, will offer the nation’s first interdisciplinary PhD program in the field beginning this fall.

Hadoop 101: Learning the Core Elements of Hadoop

A background in Hadoop can serve as a valuable differentiator for professionals interested in building new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data. To address this need, MapR launched earlier this year a free, comprehensive On-Demand Training program that can lead to becoming a certified Hadoop professional.

Data Science 101: Introduction to Deep Learning with Python

In the presentation below, Alec Radford, Head of Research at indico Data Solutions, talks about deep learning with Python and the Theano library.

DataFest Competition Brings Big Data to College Students

Students from more than 20 prestigious colleges and universities recently tried their hand at “Big Data” analysis at seven different campuses around the country during DataFest, an annual month-long data-analytics competitive event sponsored by the American Statistics Association.

Data Science 101: Excel Tutorial on Analyzing Large Data Sets

Our friends over at Udemy partnered with data scientist David Taylor (specialist in data spelunking and visualization) to create a fun (and free) Excel tutorial on analyzing large data sets.

MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.