At the upcoming Strata conference in late February 2012, they’ll be hosting workshops on applying better data science practices in the real world.
One of the workshops will be held by Pete Skomoroch, who is a Principal Data Scientist at LinkedIn and focuses on reputation systems, personalization, and creating data driven products like LinkedIn Skills. Here’s a snippet from the workshop description that makes these types of workshops “dead on”:
New analysts or engineers are often lost when textbook approaches fail on real world data. Drawing inspiration from problem solving techniques in mathematics and physics, we will walk through examples that illustrate how come up with creative solutions and solve problems with big data.
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