Avoiding being a ‘trophy’ data scientist

Recently I’ve been speaking to a number of data scientists about the challenges of adding value to companies. This isn’t an argument that data science doesn’t have positive ROI, but that there needs to be an understanding of the ‘team sport’ and organisational maturity to take advantage of these skills. The biggest anti-pattern I’ve experienced…… Continue reading Avoiding being a ‘trophy’ data scientist

Interview with a Data Scientist: Brad Klingenberg

Bio Brad Klingenberg is the Director of Styling Algorithms at Stitch Fix in San Francisco. His team uses data and algorithms to improve the selection of merchandise sent to clients. Prior to joining Stitch Fix Brad worked with data and predictive analytics at financial and technology companies. He studied applied mathematics at the University of…… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Brad Klingenberg

Interview with a Data Scientist: Trey Causey

Trey Causey is a blogger with experience as a professional data scientist in sports analytics and e-commerce. He’s got some fantastic views about the state of the industry, and I was privileged to read this. 1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to, and do better? The easy and…… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Trey Causey

Interview with a Data Scientist: Thomas Wiecki

I interviewed Thomas Wiecki recently – Thomas is Data Science Lead at Quantopian Inc which is a crowd-sourced hedge fund and algotrading platform. Thomas is a cool guy and came to give a great talk in Luxembourg last year – which I found so fascinating that I decided to learn some PyMC3 🙂 1. What project have…… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Thomas Wiecki