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Peter Higdon's Blog Posts Tagged 'hype' (2)

Your Data Science Portfolio: Math Skills Don't Matter

TL;DR: A Data Scientist is a data pipeline plumber. Analytics are icing, not cake.

This article is written specifically for unemployed and underemployed graduates of math intensive subjects like physics and statistics. Others may have more to prove.

After writing my introductory reviews of ETL and…

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Added by Peter Higdon on August 4, 2014 at 10:13am — 9 Comments

The Dangers of the "Talent Shortage" Myth

Every time a new technology disrupts the job market a "skills shortage" is debated between economists and politicians. The story isn't new - 10 years ago recruiters were asking for programmers with 10+ years experience in Java. The gap is widened by non-technical recruiters employing rigid traditional hiring practices. The truth is that there are all kinds of smart people with relevant skills that don't fit into HR's pigeonhole - we're generalists, not specialists. The onus…

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Added by Peter Higdon on April 28, 2014 at 1:08am — No Comments

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