— In the News —
Here's how Slack sifted through massive amounts of data as it grew to over 1 million daily users to create a signal in the noise. Great read.
Whether you're an organization or an individual, there aren't any hard and fast rules for putting a price tag on your data. Here are a few ways to approach it.
— Tools and Techniques —
Great approach to thinking about probability and information theory by Chris Olah. This will get you thinking and is highly recommended.
Interesting idea by Lars Eidnes. The code for this was just released so expect to see lots of fake headlines around the web this week!
— Data Viz —
Even after a century of attacks, the pie chart doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. This article starts in 1914 and walks through the history of the pie chart, including well-known uses, controversies, and supporters. Pie charts draw a lot of criticism but this is really a great article.
Nicholas Felton has become famous for his meticulously documented self-quantification project called the Feltron Report. In this interview, he talks about his process and what it's like to document a life with data.
— Career —
Links to U.S. university programs that offer degrees related to Data Science. Alphabetized by state.
By exploring the skills and attributes of its 500+ data scientists, Booz Allen offers some insights into what to look for in your hires and what to develop in yourself.
— About —
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