Eileen McNulty
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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

What Hogwarts And The Top Us Engineering Schools Have In Common
News

You’re an extremely talented engineering high school senior, and the future looks bright. You’re well on track to obtaining the sexiest profession in the world, and a job in Silicon Valley at one of the world’s most well-renowned companies is in your reach, perhaps with a 6-figure starting salary attached.

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Disease Monitoring App Infected Flights Bags Techcrunch Disrupt Europe 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize
Data ScienceNews

The Disrupt Europe 2014 Hackathon just happened and the Old Billingsgate in London was witness to 89 teams come up with “neat, funny and smart” hacks that might somehow affect change through the tech industry, with the big prize winners having a lot to do with healthcare. The limelight belonged

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Electronic Health Records &Amp; The Data Of Health Care
infographics

We’re in the midst of a health data revolution, with the Internet of Things and digitisation of health records meaning data is becoming increasingly comprehensive, and also increasingly actionable. This infographic from datascience@berkeley talks us through the background of Electronic Health Records (EHR), how widely EHR have been adopted, and

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Uber Now Knows Where You'Re Going Before You Step Into The Cab
Machine LearningNews

Uber’s latest predictive model will deduce where you’re headed and it’ll be accurate 74% of the time. With the use of data analytics, the data team at Uber incorporated classic Bayesian statistics to set up a model that infers “where people ultimately want to go, rather than where people may

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The Week In Big Data-- August 4, 2014
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This week, we have a special line up of interesting big data news and articles. Alexandre Passant,  the co-founder of Music & Data Geeks, looks at the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and runs some “API-based data-science” to see what insights we can derive from this top-500. We also learnt

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Sensors On Trees May Be The Answer To California'S Deadly Wildfire Problem
Data ScienceNews

California is in the throes of a wildfire epidemic. Wildfires have their purpose- they often help to maintain the overall health of forests, by clearing out dead plants and trees and releasing the nutrients therein. But whilst California languishes in a major drought, the wildfire situation has spun out of

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The Fight Against Ebola May Have An Ally In Data Science, Believe Experts
Data ScienceHealthcareNews

Big Data may play a key role in impeding the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus according to experts in Data Science. Jai Vijayan while writing for Information Week explains its the unlikely channels are opening up to fight the spread. WHO’s predictions for this week, of 70% fatality rates

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Splunk Announces 33% Price Cut, Guarantees 100% Uptime
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Splunk have just announced a 33% price cut on their cloud-based operational intelligence offering, as well as guaranteeing 100% uptime. They’re also offering a free online sandbox for customers who want to try out Splunk’s cloud services, and plans which can up to 5TB of processing power a day. Splunk

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Adelaide Set To Become Smart City With Launch Of Innovation Hub
Data ScienceNews

In a landmark move for Australia’s fifth largest city, Adelaide City Council and Cisco will be working in alliance to create Australia’s first Internet of Things Innovation Hub. “Our recent collaboration with the State Government and local internet provider Internode that now brings free WiFi across the city is a

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Fbi Might Push For Strong Action Against Tech Firms On Next Generation Of Snoop-Proof Devices And Applications
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Post Snowden disclosures, making the “snoopgate” situation murkier, the FBI Director James Comey has dropped hints towards new regulations and laws looking for compliance from tech companies to grant the US government more access into their devices. In the wake of tech giants like Google and Apple along with a

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