August 26, 2013 by Ted O'Brien
Academia: U. of Virginia Launches “Big Data Institute”

The University of Virginia has launched the Big Data Institute. It’s the first of its kind at UVa and wil be a collaboration between the different departments across the university doing strategic research. Read More…

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August 25, 2013 by Ted O'Brien
New Webinar: High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop

This Tuesday, August 27, Revolution Analytics’ US Chief Scientist Mario Inchosa will reveal some details of the forthcoming in-Hadoop predictive analytics capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise 7, due for release later this year. Read More…

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August 24, 2013 by Ted O'Brien
Video: MIT | Free Course | Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

If you are open to learning “Will Hunting” style, then view this FREE course at MIT: Introduction to Computer Science & Programming. Might give you an idea if it’s some thing you want to pay to take elsewhere in your career preparation.

Lecture #1 has had over 1.5 Million Views. Note, that you should listen with speakers so the sound is good. Read More…

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August 23, 2013 by Ted O'Brien
Coursera: Opening Ivy League Universities To The Masses

Coursera features courses from top universities such as Princeton, Stanford, U Penn, and the University of Michigan. Over 640,000 students from 190 countries have participated in their courses, viewing a total of 14 million videos and taking over 6 million quizzes.

“Unsurprisingly, students like getting the best content from the best universities for free,” Daphne Koller said. Read More…

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August 23, 2013 by Ted O'Brien
Data Scientist Intro Education, 6,800 At A Time

The free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) drew a wide variety of students. A politician took it so he could better understand policy, and a nurse took it so she could go toe to toe with hospital administrators and researchers. A math Ph.D. from Spain signed up because he was teach a lot of statistics courses to earth and environmental science students, and he wanted to make his own course more interesting. Read More…

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