Lately I’ve read a lot of attempts at defining data scientist and differentiating it from other data-centric roles. The terms ‘data scientist’, ‘data analyst’, and ‘data engineer’ are obviously interrelated. But recently I’ve seen some weird definitions of them.Read Full Story
Lately I’ve been getting pretty annoyed with an obsession with performance metrics. It’s like someone let the word out about what area under the ROC curve is and suddenly everyone thinks that’s the only measure of whether a data science project is ‘good’ or not.Read Full Story
I get bored reading management books very easily and lately I’ve been reading about a wide range of almost arbitrary topics. One of the lenses I tend to read through is to see different management styles in different environments.
It turns out that some truly f—ng horrific people have some smart management ideas. This is not maybe surprising.
Some of the tech news I found interesting lately, and you might too: “In addition to making our systems more intelligent, we have to make them more intelligible too … AI systems to augment human capabilities … A human-centered approach is more important than ever.Read Full Story
A tightly curated list of what has caught my attention lately: New Yorker on AI: “A lot of what people are calling ‘artificial intelligence’ is really data analytics — in other words, business as usual. If the hype leaves you asking ‘What is A.I., really?,’ don’t worry, you’re not alone ….Read Full Story
Lately I’ve found that the overhead of configuring my development environment occupies too much of my development time, particularly on side-projects that are already time-starved. Nobody likes to sit down–all stoked to code–and spend the first 15 minutes just getting everything up and running.Read Full Story
Lately I’ve been troubled by how little I actually knew about how Bayesian
inference really worked.
A number of new impactful open source projects have been released lately.Read Full Story
I have been trying to learn Japanese lately and have been using a lot of Japanese kids shows, Movies, and Games for immersion.Read Full Story
I made a Vim plugin for Stan!
I’ve been reading and writing a lot of Stan lately, but mainly in barebones text
editors (or even just by cating out the file), so I had to make do with none
of the creature comforts of my favorite text editor, Vim.
You’ve been hearing a lot about Kaggle Days lately and that’s because we’re excited to be co-hosting a number of incredible events this year alongside our friends at LogicAI.Read Full Story
Some of the tech news I found interesting lately, and you might too: Jeff Bezos: “Many decisions are reversible, two-way doors. Those decisions can use a light-weight process. For those, so what if you’re wrong? …. If you’re good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for sure.Read Full Story