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Cheat Sheet: 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Machine Learning

Up until very recently, computers needed a complicated and extremely precise set of instructions in order to accomplish even the simplest of tasks.<p>Who among us remembers programming via punch cards? Or DOS?<p>Computer programming languages have evolved over the years, but the biggest step has been …

HBR article: Build a game-changing talent strategy

Will implementing a game-changing talent strategy be worth the impact it may have on the success of your business?According to the case studies in …

CIOs

Why Harvard raising a record-breaking $7 billion is bad news for US education

Harvard University has raised $7 billion, since its fundraising campaign began in 2013. In the process, it has set a new record, beating Stanford University, which raised $6.2 billion in its last campaign that ended in 2011.<p>If you are a Harvard graduate, the money is good news. It’s going to mean …

College & University

How CIOs Wield Influence in the C-Suite

After shoring up their companies cloud, mobile, social and analytics capabilities, IT leaders have greater license to invest in other technologies.

C-suite Leadership

Machine Learning: The Bigger Picture, Part II

Overfitting<p>So far we have assumed we only have a machine learning model, a training set of samples, and a optimization algorithm to learn from these …

flow.ci Weekly Mashup 10

Hacking, Baidu AI, Node.js, PyPy, and Android Highlights<p><b>This week, we cover:</b><p><b>-How to Steal Any Developer’s Local Database<br>-Baidu Open Sourced its Deep</b> …

All the Apache Streaming Projects: An Exploratory Guide

The speed at which data is generated, consumed, processed, and analyzed is increasing at an unbelievably rapid pace. Social media, the Internet of …

A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

Key takeaways<p>To succeed an agile team requires a suitable environment, and that is the responsibility of the manager<br>• Expecting a limited WIP …

Use Simple Checklists for Acceptance Criteria

Throughout this article, I’m going to use “GWT” as shorthand for Given/When/Then. And, in places, I will use “AC” as shorthand for Acceptance …

UX Design

Quality Assurance at Cloudera: Distributed Unit Testing

<b>Cloudera Engineering has developed (and recently open sourced) a distributed unit testing framework that cuts testing time from multiple hours to</b> …

Ubiquitous Computing

Introduction to Machine Learning with scikit-learn

The scikit-learn library is one of the most popular platforms for everyday machine learning and data science. The reason is because it is built upon …

Machine Learning

Avoiding Complexity of Machine Learning Problems

<b>By Lei Yang, Quora</b>.<p>Today, more and more products and engineering teams rely on machine learning (referred to as ML through out this blog post). The …

Machine Learning

Why Implement Machine Learning Algorithms From Scratch?

<b>By Sebastian Raschka, Michigan State University.</b><p>There are several different reasons why implementing algorithms from scratch can be useful:<p>it can …

Machine Learning

Chairman of S&P Investment Advisory services: 'I question the value of having a public company right now'

The challenge that companies now face may be a little more difficult than usual, however, according to Mike Thompson, chairman of S&P Investment Advisory services.<p>"Running a publicly traded company is a serious balancing act," Thompson told Business Insider. "You have to appease both long-term and …

Resilient Predictive Data Pipelines

Bio<p>Sid Anand currently serves as the Data Architect for Agari, a rising email security company. Prior to joining Agari, Sid held several technical …

10 DIY Development Boards for IoT Prototyping

Makers and hackers getting started with connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) have many choices of development boards. In the last 18 …

Planned Opportunism

In the first few years of the new millennium, at the height of the boom in the offshore call-center business, Tata Consultancy Services, the Indian technology-services giant, made the counterintuitive decision to divest its call-center operations.<p>Why? Because although outsourced call centers were a …

Unfreezing an Organization

Large Scale Scrum transformation at Antarctica Investment Bank<p>Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

This open source tool from MIT Data Lab will change how you see big data

Data USA is an atlas that helps business, government agencies, and schools make better, faster decisions by visualizing big data in fresh ways.<p>In the …

400+ Free Resources for DevOps & Sysadmins

In 2014 Google indexed 200 Terabytes of data (1 T of data is equal to 1024 GB, to give you some perspective). And, it’s estimated that Google’s 200 …

Project Management

Two-Minute Interviews:A Quick Way to Discover Hidden Critical Insights

April 21, 2016We all get excited about design, especially when talking about the latest innovations from Apple, Google and other amazing leaders of …

Web Design

5 Types of Big Data Analytics and How They Help Customer Success

Predictive analytics and data science are hot right now. Well truth be told, ‘big data’ has been a buzzword for over 100 years. Finding a way to …

Build Your Own Container Using Less than 100 Lines of Go

<i>The open source release of Docker in March 2013 triggered a major shift in the way in which the software development industry is aspiring to package</i> …

How to Be More Agile, Competitive & Innovative in a Digital Era

You can keep doing business as usual — or you can future-proof your business by becoming agile rather than reactive and customer-centric rather than …

Rise of the Big Data Engineer

Over the past three years, businesses have scrambled to hire data scientists who can spin big data into gold. But it turns out the person best …

Microsoft's Jeff Marcoux: Predictive Marketing: What Does it Mean for the Modern Marketer?

<b>By Jeff Marcoux, CMO Lead, Worldwide Enterprise Marketing at Microsoft Corp.</b><p>The world for marketers is a constantly changing landscape of new …