I am still a big fan of the “dress to impress” approach and I much prefer wearing a suit to work. Although I work at an organization where there is not an established dress code, I am very much “old school”. Small businesses owners and start-ups are departing from some strict dress code policy (was not this always the case?)
Here some views on the topic:
Another definition of ’Data Scientist’ and its domain of expertise. One interesting aspect, as mentioned in the article, is the “ability to explain the significance of data in a way that can be easily understood by others”. In other words, strong communication and presentation skills should complement wmachines learning, big data and statistical knowledge. The whole package!
The Apache Hadoop Bigtop project runs interoperability tests on stacks of Hadoop components (the Hadoop-related projects also called Hadoop ecosystem) and provides Linux RPMs and Debian packages for a piece of mind installation. The main goal of Bigtop is to build community with the ultimate aim of packaging a combination of components that work well together, therefore the emphasis is on a system as whole rather than individual projects. Although Cloudera and Hortonworks already provide Hadoop distributions, that are suites of compatible components, Bigtop is an excellence resource for selecting the right Hadoop ecosystem components.
Meet Kaggle Connect: matchmaker for data scientists and companies that need them — Tech News and Analysis
Kaggle, a Data Science Competition platform, is launching Kaggle Connect to link Data Science practitioners/experts and real-world data problems submitted by companies. This is truly a great tool to challenge yourself in the Data Science arena and to gain some “virtual reputation”. Beside, a number of job averts seeking Data Scientists have started listing participation in a Kaggle competition as a key criterion. Kaggle Connect will be available to companies that will pay a subscription fee to gain access to a pool of Data Scientists. So far, Kaggle has attracted nearly 100,000 Data Scientist who are ranked objectively on solving over 150 real-world data analytic problems.
Here the article from Gigaom