Data Science: A Mindset for Productivity
Keynote at 2015 Ronin Labs West Coast CTO Summit
Data science isn't just about using a collection of technologies and algorithms. Data science requires a mindset that solves problems at a higher level of abstraction. How do we model utility when we think about optimization? How do we decide which hypotheses to test? How do we allocate our scarce resources to make progress?
There are no silver bullets. But I'll share what I've learned from a variety of contexts over the course of my work at Endeca, Google, and LinkedIn; and I hope you'll leave this talk with some practical wisdom you can apply to your next data science project.