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Tom Tom Fest Applied Machine Learning Conference 2019
The 2019 iteration of Tom Tom Fest (named after Thomas Jefferson) starts in under a month, and the Applied Machine Learning Conference (AMLC) is just over a month away, on April 11, in Charlottesville, VA! This is a conference I’ve helped plan since the beginning, and it’s grown in 3 …
Data Science at Microsoft – Interviews with Practitioners
In this technical brief I wanted to pass along some great resources in support how data scientists approach their profession and illustrate the kind of background a typical data scientist might have to become successful. insideBIGDATA previously featured four compelling podcast interviews with Microsoft data scientists.
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 16: Randy Olson
Renee interviews Randal S. Olson, Senior Data Scientist in the Institute for Biomedial Informatics at UPenn, about his path to becoming a data scientist, his interesting data science blog posts, and his work with non-data-scientists and students. Podcast Audio Links: Link to podcast Episode 16 audio Podcast's RSS feed for …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 15: David Meza
David Meza is Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, and talks to Renee in this episode about his educational background, his early work at NASA, and examples of his work with multidisciplinary teams. He also describes a project involving a graph database that improved search capabilities so NASA engineers could more …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 14: Jasmine Dumas
In this first episode of "Season 2" of Becoming a Data Scientist podcast, we meet Jasmine Dumas, a new data scientist who tells us about going from biomedical engineering into a data science project experience and then finding her first job as a data scientist. Podcast Audio Links: Link to …
Podcast Special Episode 2 – The Future of AI with Dr. Ed Felten
In this audio-only special Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast episode, I interview Dr. Ed Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, about the Future of Artificial Intelligence (from The White House!).
Support Becoming a Data Scientist!
I want to hire some people to help me update my websites more frequently, do the maintenance stuff, and to help edit the podcast so I can produce episodes more frequently. I outlined my whole plan here on my Patreon Campaign. You’ll see a new page on this site soon …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Special Episode
Becoming a Data Scientist podcast, Partially Derivative podcast, Adversarial Learning podcast, and some other awesome data people that do elections forecasting for their day jobs joined together for this talk about the US election and the subsequent major questions surrounding the predictions, since basically all of them heavily leaned toward …
Podcast Episodes 0 to 3
It’s been brought to my attention that iTunes only shows the last 10 episodes of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast. If you haven’t seen/heard episodes 0-3, you can ...
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I am collecting information about my “audiences” so I can improve my websites, podcast, and also formulate a plan for a Patreon campaign to generate funds for getting help and to free myself up to create more content. Please fill out the survey and share it with your friends and …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 13: Debbie Berebichez
In this interview, we meet physicist Debbie Berebichez, who you might recognize from her TEDx talks, her appearances in Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science and other TV shows! Debbie grew up in Mexico City and was discouraged by her family and teachers from studying science, but later went on …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 12: Data Science Learning Club Members
Verena, David, Kerry, and Anthony are members of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Data Science Learning Club! They appear in the order in which they joined the club, and each discuss their starting points before joining, their participation in the activities, and advice they have for new data science …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 11: Stephanie Rivera
Stephanie Rivera has worked in machine learning and data science for academic research (at University of Tennessee), for the government (Department of Defense), for a large consulting firm (Booz Allen), and now for a startup (MyStrength). In the interview, she discusses her career path, her experiences with mentorship, and her …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 10: Trey Causey
Trey Causey is a data scientist with a background in psychology and sociology who, like Renee, is from Virginia. He has worked as a data scientist at a range of companies from zulily to ChefSteps, and has also developed some interesting sports analytics projects, including the New York Times 4th …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 09: Justin Kiggins
Justin Kiggins, who calls himself a "full stack neuroscientist" talks to Renee about how he started as a musician majoring in music therapy, switched to mechanical engineering, and eventually made his way via biomedical engineering and neuroscience to study auditory perception and the brains of communicating birds. Podcast Audio Links: …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 08: Sebastian Raschka
Renee interviews computational biologist, author, data scientist, and Michigan State PhD candidate Sebastian Raschka about how he became a data scientist, his current research, and about his book Python Machine Learning. In the audio interview, Sebastian also joins us to discuss k-fold cross-validation for our model evaluation Data Science Learning …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 07: Enda Ridge
Data Scientist, Author, and manager of data science teams Enda Ridge talks to us about data governance, data provenance, reproducible analysis, work pipelines and products, and people, among other topics covered in his book "Guerrilla Analytics - A practical Approach to Working with Data: The Savvy Manager's Guide". Podcast Audio …
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 06: Erin Shellman
In this episode, Renee interviews Bioinformatics PhD and Data Scientist Erin Shellman about her path to becoming a data scientist, including jobs at Nordstrom Innovation Lab and zymergen. Erin discusses school, job interviews, teaching, and eventually getting to do data science within her field of scientific expertise. Podcast Audio Links: …