Microsoft Announces Microsoft Professional Degree Program

by Angela Guess A new release out of Microsoft states, “On Wednesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program, the first program of its kind to offer employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career. MPD is a Microsoft-led initiative that provides professionals with real-world […]

Python Libraries for Better Data Science

by Angela Guess Tyler Keenan recently wrote in Business2Community, “One of Python’s greatest assets is its extensive set of libraries. Libraries are sets of routines and functions that are written in a given language. A robust set of libraries can make it easier for developers to perform complex tasks without rewriting many lines of code. […]

3 Reasons Data Science Projects Fail

by Angela Guess Isaac Roseboom recently wrote in Dataconomy, “The rise of data science in the last decade has been driven by the ease of access to deep data and significant reductions in the costs associated with processing it. These days anyone with a credit card can now setup a cloud-based data warehouse and tracking […]

The Case for More Domain Experts in Data Science

by Angela Guess Kalev Leetaru recently wrote in Forbes, “As I’ve come to work with an ever-widening swath of the data sciences and “big data” communities, I have been struck by how narrowly focused much of its practitioner base is on statistics and computational expertise as opposed to a solid understanding of the domain being […]

Building Data Scientists from Scratch with Tech Tank

by Angela Guess Sarah Fister Gale recently wrote in Chief Learning Officer, “Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. prides itself on being able to bring cutting edge technology and talent to its clients… The volume and complexity of data management and data science expertise required on client projects often exceeds the skills available in the company’s ranks. […]

IBM Announces Universal Data Science Platform

by Angela Guess Greg Satell reports in Forbes, “A data scientist, it’s been said, is a statistician who works in Silicon Valley, which is another way of saying that the term has attained true buzzword status. The potential to be unlocked is undeniable, but so far, there has been no shortage of disappointment and frustration… […]

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