Data Science 101 would like to welcome Community and Sponsored Posts

After receiving some interest, I have decided to open up the posting more to the data science community. There are more details on the Contribute Page.
If there is enough interest, I will be posting community contributed posts on Wednesdays and sponsored posts on Thursdays.
What is the difference?
Community contributed posts are free and are intended for individuals.

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Getting Started with Apache Spark and Neo4j Using Docker Compose

I’ve received a lot of interest in Neo4j Mazerunner since first announcing it a few months ago. People from around the world have reached out to me and are excited about the possibilities of using Apache Spark and Neo4j together. From authors who are writing new books about big data to PhD researchers who need it to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

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How to take machine learning from exploration to implementation

Recognizing the interest in ML, the Strata Data Conference program is designed to help companies adopt ML across large sections of their existing operations.Interest in machine learning (ML) has been growing steadily, and many companies and organizations are aware of the potential impact these tools and technologies can have on their underlying operations and processes.

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My Language-Learning Toolbox

In the last year or two, I’ve rekindled an interest in learning languages. I follow a lot of industry blogs from all over the world, and it’s nice to give Google Translate a break sometimes. In the process, I’ve discovered an amazing variety of resources that weren’t around when I was taking classes in school.

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2 tips to being a better programmer, if you can’t afford SAS Global Forum

I did a random sample of presentations at SAS Global Forum today, if random is defined as of interest to me, which let’s be honest, is pretty damn random most of the time. 
Tip #1 Stalk Interesting People
I don’t mean in a creepy showing up at their hotel room way. If you see someone presenting either in person or referenced in twitter, blogs, etc.

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