How AirBnB Scaled from 5 to 70+ Data Scientists in 2 Years (via Kaggle)

In 2013, Airbnb had a small, centralized team of five data scientists serving the data needs of the company. Since then, they have grown to become one of the largest, most innovative startup teams with over 70 data scientists now serving separate business units. In addition to setting a consistently high bar on new hires and focusing on technical mentorship from peers, the structure of the organization has been key to successful growth. Read More

50+ Open Source Tools for Big Data

Open source software tools have become all the rage, especially around big data and that is a GOOD thing. It allows for many players to work off of the same code base to build more add-on tools and it’s cheap and easy for the masses to get set up and use them. Hadoop, R, Cassandra, Mongo DB, Neo4i and HBase are among the most popular, but there are many more.

I have accumulated 3 lists that are very popular. Please let me know if you see things missing and I’ll attempt to create one large master list and post it on the site. Read More…

The Beginner’s Guide to Predictive Workforce Analytics

Today’s business executives are increasingly applying pressure to their Human Resources departments to “use predictive analytics”. This pressure isn’t unique to Human Resources as these same business leaders are similarly pressuring Sales, Customer Service, IT, Finance and every other line of business (LOB) leader, to do something predictive or analytical. READ BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PREDICTIVE WORKFORCE ANALYTICS”

Guest Blog | “Dear HR: Stop Hiring Data Scientists Until You’re Ready for Data Science”- Greta Roberts, CEO of Talent Analytics

I have seen it first hand many times as a recruiting specialist in the Data Science field. Companies leap into hiring a Data Science Team before they are 100% clear on the mission and it’s costly. Guest Blogger, Greta Roberts, CEO and Co-Founder of Talent Analytics Corp offer interesting advice on how to avoid this pitfall in the article “Dear HR: Stop Hiring Data Scientists Until You’re Ready for Data Science.” Read More

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