Talk by John Rauser, Data Scientist, Pinterest from Strata Conference 2011 (Still Very Relevant – 17,000 Views).
For those new to “Big Data”, Data Science, and Analytics, should watch this talk.
Quantitative Engineer? Business Intelligence Analyst? Data Scientist? The data deluge has come upon us so quickly that we don’t even know what to call ourselves, much less how to make a career of working with data. This talk examines the critical traits that lead to success by looking back to what may be the first act of data science.
John’s Bio (from Linkedin)
In short, I’m a hybrid of engineer, data miner, corporate spokesperson, and technical writer. I’m capable of doing any of those things, but am happiest working on projects that combine more than one of those roles, especially when it involves the creation of innovative applications that leverage large datasets to answer real world questions.
Specialties:Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Business Intelligence, Rapid Prototyping, New Product Development
John has been extracting value from large datasets for over 15 years at companies ranging from hedge funds to small data-driven startups to amazon.com. He has deep experience in machine learning, data visualization, website performance and real-time fault analysis. An empiricist at heart, John’s optimism and can-do attitude make “Just do the experiment!” his favorite call to arms.