How to learn?

By Juraj B., partner, strategy at DIGMIA s.r.o. - Thursday, November 22, 2012

I would like to ask what are the best (online, off-line) courses for advanced programmers on data mining and information extraction that money can buy? I don't mean howtos on using commercial tools, but algorithms, best practices, real world use cases, etc. Are there any books worth reading? We would like to build a great big data scientists team here in Slovakia. We are hiring good Java programmers, people who studied and used AI, etc. I am looking for that "last bit" that would get those people up to speed and current development of how things are really done in the field. Thanks!


By Josie K., President, The Innovation Enterprise Ltd - Thursday, November 22, 2012

There is a slew of resources on the net. Here is a few cool ones: 1) Check out Spark platform from AmpLab of UCBerkeley 2) Kaggle for crowdsourced analytics - majority of the data scientist use open source R and associated libraries and 3) Stanford's Machine Learning course on Coursera.

By Ercan Y., Global Technology and Business Leader - Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mr.Juraj, I believe you need to target few major skills to become a Data Scientist. • Data mining and machine learning techniques • Data visualization techniques • Data warehousing and ETL knowledge • Know about latest Tools or Vendors who is offering Big data (like Hadoop and other major vendors) • Predictive modeling • Stats tools like R • Knowledge of unstructured and structured databases. There are huge number of resource in the WEB for every topic and great people to advise/help you as well. This will be a long journey for most of us but not impossible. Just start loving numbers and start seeing those numbers in meaningful get motivated! Have a fun.

By Muralidhar (Mur) R., Product Manager, eCommerce at AmerisourceBergen - Friday, November 23, 2012

There are a wealth of online upper- & graduate-level courses available to you:; ;;

By Robert D., Founder & CEO at Anaceta - Friday, November 23, 2012

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