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On Demand Webinar Featuring New Federal Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil and Hilary Mason

By Bob Gourley

If you are an enterprise technologist working with infrastructure solutions, or a statistician or one of those famed data scientists, you have probably already discovered who is responsible for your career advancement and education... You are.  Others might help, but you must take charge of your career including your self education.

One of the most important things you can do to advance your career is to learn the lessons of others who have survived and thrived in a wide variety of situations. When it comes to data science and the use of new technologies to produce actionable information, there are few greater teachers than DJ Patil (data scientist for the federal government) and Hilary Mason (well renowned data scientist, founder of Fast Forward Labs). I most strongly recommend taking advantage of every opportunity you can get to learn from them.

They are the co-authors of a book you can download for free from O'Reilly called Data Driven. So that is one great way right there.

They also recently participated in a moderated discussion with another great data scientist, Josh Wills of Cloudera.  You can listen to this discussion online here. It is loaded with great career advice, tips, techniques and success strategies relevant to the profession of data science and related disciplines of strategy, technology and statistics.

Sign up for the ondemand recording of the session here.




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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of