# Data Science 101

### The History of Data Mining

Data mining is everywhere, but its story starts many years before Moneyball and Edward Snowden. The following are major milestones and “firsts” in the history of data mining plus how it’s evolved and blended with data science and big data. Data mining is the computational process of exploring and uncovering patterns

### A Beginner’s Guide to Big Data Terminology

Big Data includes so many specialized terms that it’s hard to know where to begin. Make sure you can talk the talk before you try to walk the walk. Data science can be confusing enough without all of the complicated lingo and jargon. For many, the terms NoSQL, DaaS and

### 4 steps to neutralize a data scientist’s biggest threat

Data scientists suffer needlessly when they don’t account for the time it takes to properly complete all of the steps of exploratory data analysis There’s a scourge terrorizing data scientists and data science departments across the dataland. This plague infects even the best data scientists, causing missed deadlines, overrun budgets

### 5 Actionable Insights to Make You Stand Out in Data Science

In 2009, Hal Varian (Google’s Chief Economist) famously joked that “the sexiest job in the next 10 years will be Statistics”. Fast forward to 2016, and it’s abundantly clear that he was right (and how!) $118,709 – the average salary for a Data Scientist today (according to Glassdoor). Compare that

### Top 3 Algorithms in Plain English

1. C4.5 What does it do? C4.5 constructs a classifier in the form of a decision tree. In order to do this, C4.5 is given a set of data representing things that are already classified. Wait, what’s a classifier? A classifier is a tool in data mining that takes a

### Beginner’s Guide to the History of Data Science

“Big data” and “data science” may be some of the bigger buzzwords this decade, but they aren’t necessarily new concepts. The idea of data science spans many different fields, and has been slowly making its way into the mainstream for over fifty years. In fact, many considered last year the

### Best TED Talks On Why “Data Is Beautiful”

Some of the most inspiring data can be found in an unexpected place… TED Talks. Here are the best talks on everything data science. Big data and data science appear on both sides of a coin: they are driving forces behind both business and science, yet they are also a

### 7 habits of highly effective data analysis

Highly effective data analysis isn’t learned overnight, but it can be learned faster. Here are 7 habits of data analysis I wish someone told me for effectively incorporating, communicating and investing in data analysis geared towards an engineering team. 1. Value simplicity of analysis over fancy algorithms If you can’t

### Free Resources to get your Data Science Career started

Data Scientist are in high demand, ranked the #1 profession in America on Glassdoor. And according to Forbes, an additional 1,700 job openings paying an average salary of $116,000 US dollars are available, contributing to an exponential expansion of the field. So are you interested in Data Science but not sure

### WTF Is The Blockchain? Part II: How to send cryptocurrency and keep it safe

We have already learned the basics of the blockchain cryptocurrencies (like Bicotin) in WTF Is The Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners. Cryptocurrency exists solely in digital, and the chain is completely decentralized, enabling it to never just “go down.” Transfers are verified by the hard work of miners, who