Guest Post: Open Sources and Data Science

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Open source solutions are improving how students learn—and how instructors teach. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress revealed to TechCrunch a few years back his opinion on Open Source. “When I first got into technology I didn’t really understand what open source was. Once I started writing software, I realized how important this would be.” …

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JMM Session: Technology and Resources for Teaching Statistics and Data Science

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This blog post is a collection of the presentations from the session I chaired at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meeting. The session was titled “Technology and Resources for Teaching Statistics and Data Science”. It was co-sponsored by the MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education (CTiME) and the SIG-MAA: Statistics Education (Stat-Ed). The abstract for …

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Analytics Insight Interview

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I was recently asked by Analytics Insight to provide some responses to interview questions about the state of the industry and Valpo’s data science programs. I thought the readers of this blog might be interested in my responses. They also interviewed several other program directors which collectively provide a nice snap-shot of the data science …

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Guest Post: Docker And the Data Scientist

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Educational institutes and educational professionals often face a problem when it comes to creating a common platform where educators and students can view and share code. One such university in Turkey had to find a way to address a common complaint from students viz. their compute environments were different when compared to the testing machine. …

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Guest Post: Why Teach Machine Learning?

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Guest Post by Limor Wainstein– Why Teach Machine Learning? Teaching machines to learn about the real world has been a goal in computer science since Alan Turing first showed how to mechanise logic. But it’s only recently that affordable hardware has evolved enough speed and capacity to make the idea commercially feasible in many domains …

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NASEM Webinar 1: Data Acumen

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This webinar aimed to discuss how to build undergraduate’s “data acumen”. If acumen isn’t a word you use regularly (didn’t before last year), it means “the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions”. Data acumen therefore is the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions with data. Certainly a valuable and important skill for students …

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Webinar Summary: Data Science Education in Traditional Contexts

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Introduction This post is a summary and reflection on the webinar “Data Science Education in Traditional Contexts”. The webinar was hosted on Aug 28th by the South Big Data Innovation Hub as part of their Keeping Data Science Broad: Bridging the Data Divide series. You can watch the entire webinar here. The webinar consisted of 5 speakers …

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