Category: DATAcated Challenge

People and Data

I have been working in “data science” for about 10 years now. I began my data science trajectory as a Monitoring and Evaluation Director for a small non-profit trying to optimize our reporting data for various donors and prepare for future bidding opportunities. Since then, I have been working in Asia and Africa under different…
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January 2, 2019 0

Helping Others Learn

Thank you Kate, for encouraging us to be datacated.  I have been in the statistics and engineering field for thirty years.  Learning in the 1980’s how to solve matrix algebra problems by hand gives me an appreciation for the computerized tools available for visualization of today.  Prolific author Douglas Montgomery created volumes of books and…
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January 1, 2019 0

C^3

Great data scientist must be: Curious curiosity allows for finding hidden “gem” in the data, seeing beyond the data curiosity allows for efficiency, as there is always room for improvement Creative creativity allows for effective feature engineering, which impacts predictive power creativity allows for better performance as it leads to improved domain knowledge Consistent consistency…
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December 31, 2018 0

A data scientist foundations

As Data Science roles continue to be in high demand across industries, and more organizations start to develop a data driven culture, the interest in transitioning to this field increases. Certainly, DS is a very dynamic discipline that is making a big impact across organizations, with a practical approach brings together other disciplines like math,…
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December 31, 2018 0

Sexy?

——————————————————– My husband on Valentine’s day:¬†“I know it has not been easy for you in the last years. Giving birth to our children, working¬†full-time, commuting daily and still taking care of us like the best housewives do. I talked to your sister and she said you complained that you don’t feel sexy anymore. I would…
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December 31, 2018 0