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Do Not Say These 4 Words at Your Next Job Interview

Who wants to hire a jack-of-all-trades? Nobody. I learned this the hard way early in my career when I was speaking with the VP of the product group at a company where I was interviewing. I told him that I had done a bit of everything at the marketing consulting firm I worked at in Chicago. He …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

5 stupid interview questions you should never ask

As I sit down to do some work at my neighborhood coffee shop, I overhear an awkward introduction between two people at a table behind me. It’s a job interview.<p>I take a sip of my americano misto and only put in one of my headphones. This is a ride that I want to come along for. It’s not every day …

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

Getting Started with Data Science: Storytelling with Data

Earlier this month, IBM Press and Pearson have published my book titled: <b>Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics</b>. You …

R Language

Computing Workflows for Biologists: A Roadmap

by Ashley Shade, Tracy K. TealExtremely large datasets have become routine in biology. However, performing a computational analysis of a large …

Python programming has various frameworks and features to expand in web application development, graphical user interfaces, data analysis, data …

Python Programming

The Best Data Scientists Know How to Tell Stories

When hiring data scientists, people tend to focus primarily on technical qualifications. It’s hard to find candidates who have the right mix of computational and statistical skills. But what’s even harder is finding people who have those skills <i>and</i> are good at communicating the story behind the data.<p>…

Data Science

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How to Choose Which Programming Language to Learn [Infographic]

Udacity illustrates how to pick the programming language for the life you want.<p><i>"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." ~</i> <i>Steve Jobs</i><p>You might have guessed by now that I'm a huge advocate for coding — and not just for geeks or …

Programming Languages

How I chose the right programming language for Data Science

<i>Which programming language should I learn for getting started in data science?</i><p>That’s one of the most popular question for anyone who is getting …

Data Science

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He Helped Discover Evolution, And Then Became Extinct

Ask most folks who came up with the theory of evolution, and they'll tell you it was Charles Darwin.<p>In fact, Alfred Russel Wallace, another British naturalist, was a co-discoverer of the theory — though Darwin has gotten most of the credit. Wallace died 100 years ago this year.<p>Wallace developed …