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Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
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AmanM731
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AmanM731,
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6/2/2014 | 4:19:35 AM
Big data for Software engineers
I would like to know where can I find useful resources from where a Softare Engineer can learn new techniques to solve big data problems in his company? We need to have a certified skill to be able to get projects based on big data. No one takes our word for it.
batye
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batye,
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6/2/2014 | 2:32:26 AM
Re: All IT should be "grooming"
good point, I trust we gonna see Paradigm shift... in our time... 
danjebaraj
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danjebaraj,
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5/30/2014 | 1:37:15 AM
Re: Big data is not rocket science. Get started!
Thanks, Doug. It is my hope that more companies take advantage of ever increasing data with available talent.

Best regards,
Daniel
smartin230
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smartin230,
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5/29/2014 | 9:24:58 AM
All IT should be "grooming"
This same idea should be used for all IT. There is no such thing as training in IT. You are hired on a contract for a project. There is outsourcing galor. Nothing wrong with that but these have come at the expense of experience . Experienced people are laid off in a downturn and never brought back, instead projects are outsourced. There is some adavantage to using Amazon for your server farm there is also a disadvantage.... You are just like everybody else. The company that trains and retains its people is going to develop the next big thing because they have synergy and long term vision.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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5/28/2014 | 1:17:42 PM
Big data is not rocket science. Get started!
I agree with Daniel's point that current staff can get started without waiting for data scientists to join the staff. Paytronix and Harte Hanks are among the firms I've recently spoken to that have built out big-data infrastructured including Hadoop clusters without hiring new, specialized talent. When you want to get into deep data science, yes, you may need more exportise if you don't have it already, but running data platforms is not rocket science.


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