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See 5 fantastic books on #BigData & #DataScience AND get a free copy of Managing Big Data Workflows for Dummies http://bit.ly/2c1ZSi6
If you’ve been following this 6-part series on big data, then you have learned quite a bit about what big data is, how it can benefit your business, and the things to look for when hiring big data talent. For the last and final post in this series, I want to leave you with …
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Looking for a great #DataScience conference on the west coast of USA? ODSC-West has a wicked line up and will be hosted in Santa Clara this November. Get more details and a 15% off discount code on my website at http://bit.ly/ODSC-West

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ODSC-West Santa Clara, CA November 4 – 6, 2016 6 Conferences | 3 Days | 1 Roof ODSC West 2016 will be Open Data Science Conference‘s biggest conference ever! It’ll be TWICE the size of last year’s conference, in fact. They’re expecting more than 3,000 enthusiastic data scientists, developers, software engineers, practitioners, and C-level executives. Why not join …
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Could you recommend something good in Europe besides Strata?
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The best #Python course for #DataScience is coming soon to Lynda.com / LinkedIn!! http://bit.ly/Python-Essentials
The best Python course for data science is coming soon to Lynda.com/LinkedIn. How do I know? Because I just partnered with Lynda.com/LinkedIn to author it!!
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I hope you'll like the course +Samuel Smith ! Thank you for your feedback. You'll be getting the data viz course sometime this week :)
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+BMC just released our new book today!! It's available for free ebook download at http://bit.ly/BigData-Workflows . Managing Big Data Workflows for Dummies :) I'd love to hear what you think of it!!
Streamline your data operation by managing big data workflows. Stay ahead of the competition by learning how to use big data workflow automation and overcome big data implementation hurdles. Manage big data workflows to increase the value of enterprise data. This guide will help you:.
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My recent work just published on the +BMC blog!! Read about key technologies behind ‪#‎bigdata‬ by going to http://bit.ly/BMC-post-1
Big data has been making a big splash for almost a decade now, but most people are still uncertain about what “big data” actually is, how it works, and the technologies that lay behind its magic. To answer these questions, I am publishing an extensive, 6-part blog series on big data technologies and what it …
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My analytics-as-a-service demo of Twitter hashtag analysis for ‪#‎bigdata‬ & ‪#‎datascience‬. If you work in the ‪big data‬ or ‪‎data science‬ niches, you may want to take a look at what I discovered about the industry's relevant trending hashtags.
http://bit.ly/255O3Nn
Data-Mania's analytics-as-a-service demonstration of Twitter hashtag data analysis for the big data and data science niche.
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My pleasure +Hans Willert ... thanks for checking it out!
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Read about #BigData #security issues in the enterprise & pick up a ‪#‎Free‬ copy of my new book -> http://bit.ly/BMC-post-4 #PrivacyLaws
To protect your operation, it’s crucial that you understand big data security issues before moving forward on a big data implementation. While most professionals have at least a vague notion about the importance of good data security practices, IT and Security professionals are the ones who know the true magnitude of harms done by enterprise …
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So is this a #OpenData initiative sponsored by @Walmart so they can argue against the #BuyLocal movement, or what? http://bit.ly/2b7yui1
Two weeks ago, we announced a crowdsourced database collecting information on the tax productivity of big box stores in comparison with other, more compact developments. We've now mapped that data for you to see.
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So Wiley finally ran this piece today. If you're curious about the real risks of chemical exposures from some personal care products, take a gander. You may be surprised! http://www.statisticsviews.com/details/feature/9638631/A-Data-Driven-Investigation-into-the-Health-Risks-Associated-with-Everyday-Perso.html
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My new course, Data Visualization: Principles & Practices. Learn Today for #Free!! http://bit.ly/learn-data-viz

#dataviz #dataanalytics #ddj
Excellent analysts have all mastered these data visualization best practices. Now you can too with this free email course.
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I've just opened up my data visualization course for FREE ENROLLMENT. If you've thought about polishing up your data presentation and communication skills, there's no better time than now!

http://www.data-mania.com/blog/engineers-and-unemployment-in-2016/

#dataviz  #datascience
The truth about engineers and unemployment in 2016 is that there's still tons of opportunity, but much of it requires engineers to have serious data skills.
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Analytics-as-a-Service: Will Watson Analytics Replace the Data Science Role?

Ever since its launch in 2014, there has been some concern among the data science community on whether Watson Analytics (or other analytics-as-a-services products) could serve as a replacement for data science professionals. Let me settle that concern now by making this declarative statement: Watson Analytics is NOT capable of replacing an organization’s need for data scientists. And, rightly so, it was not designed to be a replacement.

At the initial Watson Analytics public unveiling, IBM leaders made the clear and direct statement that Watson Analytics is designed to be a

“, data scientist accelerator, not a data scientist replacement”.

After working with the software application myself for a few hours, I have quickly uncovered some serious reasons why you have no need for concern that Watson Analytics technology could replace the data scientist role.

This article is continued over at the Data-Mania blog. http://www.data-mania.com/blog/analytics-as-a-service-will-watson-analytics-replace-the-data-science-role/

#AnalyticsAsAService  #WatsonAnalytics
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Data science consultant, trainer, speaker. Author of Data Science for Dummies.
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  • Data-Mania
    Founder & Chief Data Scientist, 2013 - present
  • Orange County Government
    Data Scientist / GIS Specialist
  • Barnes, Ferland, and Associates
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Winter Park, Florida - Irvine, California - Austin, Texas
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Data scientist, engineer, entrepreneur. I founded Data-Mania to help people learn to do data science.
Introduction
I started in the chemical sciences, as a Keck researcher working on exchange reactions for DNA/RNA molecules, and from there I went into the engineering field. After earning my Professional Engineering license, I went out on my own as a data science consultant. I've assisted global leaders in IT, major governmental and non-governmental entities, prestigious media corporations, and inspiring not-for-profit technology groups. Now I speak, train, and consult on the topics of data science, analytics, and big data.

My business base is in Houston, Texas, but I live in southeast Asia. For fun, I enjoy international travel.
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    Environmental Engineering
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Chemistry
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