How Educators Can Narrow Big Data Skills Gap
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/27/2013 | 3:19:39 AM
Re: Big Data Skills
Big data demands liitle different from what we were doing earlier i.e. new programming and analytics skills. i may not be wrong if i say its more of data science than just analysis which include a strong background in mathematics and statistical analysis, familiarity with newer statistical programming languages.
Li Tan
Li Tan,
User Rank: Ninja
11/26/2013 | 11:07:04 PM
Re: Big Data Skills
"data is not just about work." - I do like this phrase. To improve the public's sense of big-data, the educator need to make the people realize that big-data is interesting and very useful for daily life and business. Furthermore, everybody will be data consumer and needs to deal more and more with big data sooner or later. It's not just the business of data scientist. If there is young talent who is good at data analytics, we should put more resource to train them into profession.
User Rank: Author
11/26/2013 | 4:58:10 PM
Re: If You Can Pick a Phone Plan...
I don't think Chelst's main point is that a competency in basic algebra = big data chops. He's hoping that by elevating math skills across the board, people will just become more comfortable in big data conversations. Says he: "At the minimum, you'll be able to interact more intelligently with a certified analytics professional, who can then do the hard math."
D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2013 | 3:27:14 PM
If You Can Pick a Phone Plan...
Anybody who can calculate the most cost-effective cell phone plan can probably solve any old big data problem. In fact, I'm guessing they could calclate the atomic weight of the Higgs Bosun while also making quick work of an enterprise software licensing agreement.

Good luck with that!
User Rank: Author
11/26/2013 | 3:21:02 PM
Big Data Skills
So algebra feeds the big data part of a kid's brain? That is good news. The point about consumers needing to wade through more data in the years ahead is well-taken. Big data is not just about work.
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