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Friday, August 18th, 2017

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Matt Youell, a professional  Software Engineer, recently wrote a blog posting addressed to hiring managers and tech recruiters about how he and other programmers would like to be recruited.  It's a message that resonates in a tight market so I think we should all stop and listen to Matt's advice on his blog post.

What are the best blogs for data miners and data scientists to read?  Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, of KDNuggets summarizes the discussion on Quora and adds his favorites.

By David Talbot on MIT ReviewThe largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.  Researchers at IBM, using movement data collected from millions of cell-phone users in Ivory Coast in West Africa, have developed a new model for optimizing an urban transportation system.  The IBM model prescribed changes in bus routes around the around Abidjan, the nation’s largest city. These changes—based on people’s movements as discerned from cell-phone records—could, in theory, slash travel times 10 percent.

Joe Caserta's Blog on Wired.com: The Data Scientist isn’t a new concept. The science of analyzing data has been around for a long time. For years, companies have been utilizing a data science team, consisting of a group of statisticians, technologists and business subject matter experts, to collectively solve problems and provide solutions. However, previously buried in the back room of the IT department, data scientists are now the hot ticket in the business world, with Indeed.com reporting that the growth rate for this profession has reached more than 4,000 percent.

Posted by Amy on April 27, 2013 at 10:27am: Has anyone tried the Quandl search engine data set? It allows you to search and download over 5 million Datasets.

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