William Vorhies's Blog – April 2016 Archive (4)

The New Rules for Becoming a Data Scientist

Summary:  What do you need to do to get an entry level job in data science?

This article is written for anyone who is considering becoming a data scientist.  That includes young people just starting their bachelor’s degrees and folks in the first two or three years of their careers who want to make the switch.

It’s not for folks who…


Added by William Vorhies on April 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Automated Predictive Analytics – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Summary:  Will Automated Predictive Analytics be a boon to professional data scientists or a dangerous diversion allowing well-meaning, motivated but amateur users try to implement predictive analytics.  More on the conversation started last week about new One-Click Data-In Model-Out platforms.


I have always been very much…


Added by William Vorhies on April 20, 2016 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Data Scientists Automated and Unemployed by 2025!

Summary:  The shortage of data scientists is driving a growing number of developers to fully Automated Predictive Analytic platforms.  Some of these offer true One-Click Data-In-Model-Out capability, playing to Citizen Data Scientists with limited or no data science expertise.  Who are these players and what does it mean for the profession of data science?



Added by William Vorhies on April 13, 2016 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

A Peek Into the Future of Big Data and Predictive Analytics

Summary:  Every year the Strata+Hadoop conference offers a unique opportunity to look into the future and see what trends will dominate our profession in the near term.  Here’s my take.


I’m just back from the Strata+Hadoop Conference in San Jose last week and I’m charged up.  This is a traditionally sold-out crowd of 5,000 Big Data and data science practitioners meeting in the heart of the Silicon Valley once a year to…


Added by William Vorhies on April 5, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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