Here is our selection of featured articles and resources posted since Monday:
Added by Vincent Granville on March 23, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments
Recently, an HR expert told me that to progress in my career I’d need to spend at least 50% of my time managing laterally. Laterally as in not “up” to my boss or “down” to the team I lead.
My immediate instinct was to discard this flat out: after all, how would someone even measure this? Designing an experiment so large as to statistically prove the 50% is extremely tough. There are hundreds of factors contributing to every…Continue
Added by Catalin Ciobanu on March 23, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
From the previous post on “Poor Data Management Practices“, the discussion ended with a high level approach to one possible solution for data silos. Traditional approaches for solving the data silo problem can cost millions of dollars (even for a moderately sized company), and typically…Continue
Added by Randall V Shane on March 22, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
From my experience, English speakers can find the most jobs in the U.S. (West Coast, obviously), United Kingdom (London), Ireland, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Switzerland, and Belgium. New Zealand and Australia are pretty popular among developers who love the laid-back lifestyle.
But the scenarios change when we talk about non-English speaking nations. Japan is growing exponentially; Russia and China have a huge culture of programming, and IT companies are growing rapidly in these…Continue
Added by ARPIT MISHRA on March 22, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
This is part of a new series of articles: once or twice a month, we post previous articles that were very popular when first published. These articles are at least 6 month old but no more than 12 month old. The previous digest in this series was posted here a while back.
20 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 21, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments
This is a project I've been working on for some time to help improve the missed opportunity rate (no-show rate) at all medical centers. It demonstrates how to extract datasets from an SQL server and load them directly into an R environment. It also demonstrates the entire machine learning process, from engineering new features, tuning and training the model, and finally measuring the model's performance. I would like to share my results and methodology as a guide to help…Continue
Added by James Marquez, MBA, PMP on March 21, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
This selection is not about the most read articles, but instead about the most commented ones. All of them have a significant number of comments. And many times, these comments are even more interesting and resourceful than the original article. So this time, I invite you to read the comments attached to these articles. They can be found below each article.Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
You might have read the story of a man who accidentally 'deleted his entire company' with one line of bad code. If not, you can read it here. By accidentally telling his computer to delete everything in his servers, hosting provider Marco Marsala has seemingly removed all trace of his company and the websites that he…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 20, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Summary: Some observations about new major trends and directions in data science drawn from the Strata+Hadoop conference in San Jose last week.
Added by William Vorhies on March 20, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Here are three eBooks available for free.
Edited by Abdelhamid Mellouk and Abdennacer Chebira
Machine Learning can be defined in various ways related to a scientific domain concerned with the design and development of theoretical and implementation tools that allow building systems with some Human Like intelligent behaviour.
Machine Learning addresses more specifically the ability to…
It’s often thought that loyalty programs are designed to reward customers with special offers, treats, and discounts in the hope of retaining their business and…Continue
Added by Mark Ross-Smith on March 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Data is almost everywhere. The amount of digital data that currently exists is now growing at a rapid pace. The number is doubling every two years and it is completely transforming our basic mode of existence. According to a paper from IBM, about 2.5 billion gigabytes of data had been generated on a daily basis…Continue
Added by Leonard Heiler on March 20, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Four Stages of a Chatbot’s Business Intelligence Evolution
I see four stages in the progression of chatbot-like AIs interacting with business systems for the purpose of providing actionable business intelligence.
Stage 1) Single Numeric Response
Added by Eduardo Siman on March 20, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
A data scientist is an umbrella term that describes people whose main responsibility is leveraging data to help other people (or machines) making more informed decisions. The spectrum of data scientist roles is so broad that I will keep this discussion for my next post. What I really want to focus is on what are the distinctive characteristics of a great data scientist.
Over the years that I have worked with data and analytics I have found that this has almost nothing to do with…Continue
Added by Karolis Urbonas on March 20, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments
Can data bring the best in humanity? Can it evoke emotions? Can it speak to us?
Every time I walk by a memorial wall, I am filled with visuals. Some folks run their fingers on the wall and when they spot a dear one’s name, a feeling of acknowledgement envelops their face. Many others stand in front of the wall to capture their own memories with their camera.
As I watch the wall, I stand in awe. The combination of symbolism of the wall in totality and a tribute…Continue
Added by Karthik Rajan on March 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
; it requires “real-time recursive” learning algorithms and time-varying data models such as the ones described in the blog,…Continue
Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week.
Featured Resources and Technical ContributionsContinue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
I came across the story of a manager who felt that the best way to encourage desirable behaviours was through reward and humiliation. This encouragement occurred indirectly through what I would describe as “persuasive data”: a table of data went out each week showing the best and worst performing employees. Everyone in the team could see the stats plainly along with the names of coworkers. They were encouraged to make comparisons. This represents an aggressive use of data. From my…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on March 18, 2017 at 5:51am — No Comments
Many organizations today have realized that digital transformation is essential to their success.
But many of them forget that focus of a digital transformation is not digitization or even technology, it is the Customer!
Digital Transformation is not easy or small endeavor for any business.…
Added by Sandeep Raut on March 18, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Are you concerned that your company could be struck by a data breach at some point in the future? As scary as it sounds, it’s good that you’re thinking about this in advance.
Although there is no guarantee that you can prevent a data breach from happening, there are a variety of steps you can take to improve the likelihood of your company remaining…
Added by Brian Horvath on March 17, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments