25 Oct '12, 7pm

Reality of Data Science

There’s nothing glamorous about it. You are not a rockstar, but a janitor. You will clean a lot of data. A LOT. Most people don’t and won’t care about data. That’s right.. There is a lot of mathematics involved. Get over it. Some people will get offended with your findings. People are volatile. Especially when what the data says is different to their preconceived beliefs. If you are awesome at technology and maths but can’t communicate, being a data scientist is probably not for you. All the business lingo you hear about in the economic news and all the crazy hyped-buzzwords people use might very well become part of your vocabulary as you may have to use them when conveying your findings. You might not though. Some days will be long. Very long. And you won’t find a thing. Get more coffee. You will read that classical statistics is outdated for todays’ needs. It may be true...

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