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Open Data Science Conference East – Boston 2016

This year, ODSC is growing to bring together 2,500+ of the best and brightest at ODSC East in Boston! There will be 20+ workshops, 10+ training sessions, & 100+ speakers! Not to mention a career fair with top-notch companies ready to hire!

The Different Data Science Roles

Our friends over at Springboard just released a compelling new infographic that highlights the different roles within data science along with the different skill sets required for them.

Book Review: Why – A Guide to Finding and Using Causes

A new book, “ Why: A Guide to Finding and Using Causes ,” by Stevens Institute of Technology assistant professor of computer science Samantha Kleinberg is a necessary addition to any data scientist’s bookshelf as it helps bring focus to the dreaded “correlation does not imply causation” conundrum that affects our understanding of data-centric problems.

Data Science and Statistics: Different Worlds?

The video presentation below, courtesy of the Royal Statistical Society, includes a panel of distinguished practitioners to bring their own perspectives on important issues surrounding the growing field of data science.

AtScale 4.0 Meets BI on Hadoop Security and Governance Challenges Head On

AtScale, the company providing business users with a fast and secure self-service BI platform for Hadoop, announced that it has released the AtScale Intelligence Platform 4.0, which introduces unmatched innovations related to enterprise security and performance.

Correlation One Launches to Connect Vetted Data Scientists with Top Employers

Correlation One, a matchmaker for data scientists and employers, announced today its official launch as well as its inaugural NYC Datathon. The company creates standards for evaluating the skills of data scientists via its proprietary portfolio of tests, and presents a “report card” of candidates for employers to help identify the right candidates more efficiently.

Coursera Announces First MOOC-Based Master’s Degree in Data Science

Coursera, a leading online education company known for massive open online courses (MOOCs), today announced a professional data science master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Evolution of the Data Scientist: How Number Crunching Became the Number One Job in America

In this special guest feature, Mark Simon, Managing Director of Toluna North America , tracks the history of the “data scientist” job description and how its importance to today’s enterprise has increased in a number of important ways.

The Linux Foundation’s R Consortium Announces Its Second Round of Grant Funding

The R Consortium, an open source foundation to support the R user community and a Linux Foundation project, today is announcing funding for seven community projects and the formation of two technical working groups. These milestones advance the R Consortium’s mission to support the R community through the identification, development and implementation of infrastructure projects that drive standards and best practices for R code.

Becoming a Data Scientist

Here is a compelling interview with data scientist Will Kurt, courtesy of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast series. Kurt talks about his path from English & Literature and Library & Information Science degrees to becoming the Lead Data Scientist at KISSmetrics.