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Recap of Data Science News for February 2018

Data Science News - February 2018

Data Science News February 2018

Why Data Science Is The Most Exciting Career. PCWorld.idg.com, February 5, 2018

“Data Scientists are in high demand and the projections in the short term are not different.” - said  James Cook University course coordinator, Ricardo Campello. Every industry and sector is looking to hire analytic professionals to drive competitive differentiation.There are tons of opportunities available for data science professionals and only 1/3rd of data science jobs are filled in Asia -Pacific region. The huge demand for data scientists and big fat paychecks make data science the most exciting career option.Deloitte research predicts that the income for data scientists with PG will be an average $130, 176 by 2021-2022. Professionals who want to make themselves more indispensable to the employers while following a dynamic, innovative and sustainable career path , taking a comprehensive  project based data science course is a great investment in the future.

(Source : https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/brand-post/content/632816/why-data-science-is-the-most-exciting-career/ )

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Data science jobs make the big bucks, and these tools can help you get one. Mashable.com,February 17, 2018

With unprecedented amount of statistics, facts and figures, it is becoming important for organizations to hire analytic professionals who can sift through this data and make it useful for the business by identifying meaningful patterns. People looking for a kind of career that can get  a good life then they must jump onto the data science learning bandwagon. For people yearn on crunching numbers , Mashable has come up with an exclusive Machine Learning and Data Science bundle that consists of 6 eBooks for just $34 (being offered at  92% discount than its usual price of $433). The books included in this data science bundle are -

  • Practical DevOps eBook
  • DevOps Automation Cookbook eBook
  • Python Machine Learning eBook
  • Practical Data Analysis eBook
  • Mastering Python for Data Science eBook
  • Learning Ansible 2 : Second Edition eBook

Along with the 6  eBooks, data enthusiasts will get access to few lectures from the two courses titled -”Python Machine Learning Projects” and “Data Mining with Python”.
(Source : https://mashable.com/2018/02/17/machine-learning-data-science-bundle-python-coding/#.sEz2a9UNOqd )

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Data Science Company Axtria To Hire 700 Analytics Professionals In India. AnalyticsIndiaMag.com, February 21, 2018.

Data Analytics company , Axtria plans to double its headcount in India by hiring 700 analytic professionals to meet the increasing demand for analytic and cloud-based solutions from US, Europe, and Latin America.Axtria is looking to hire data science professionals from IIT’s, NIT’s  and IIIT’s across all levels. It plans to hire analytics professionals under various job roles such as  - data architects, technical lead, data scientists, and business analysts. The company plans to raise $30 to $50 million in series D funding which will be used for strengthening its infrastructure and improving its business operations.

(Source : https://analyticsindiamag.com/data-science-company-axtria-hire-700-analytics-professionals-india/ ) 

Using data science tools to supercharge your developer toolkit.Jaxenter.com, February 26, 2018.

Glynn Bird  says that developers should adopt two key tools from data science - PixieDust and Jupyter Notebooks.PixieDust is the magic ingredient for many as it lets developers visualize data in shareable individual charts. Using PixieDust , it is now possible for developers to share the URL of a single chart with their peers instead of sharing the complete document. This ensures that the data is not exposed to potential loss of fidelity and everyone in the team gets to see the real data.Apart from PixieDust, Notebooks also form a great tool as they can used as scratch for developing proof of concepts, algorithms, and for coding to make sure you are doing it right before you build it completely.

(Source : https://jaxenter.com/data-science-tools-developer-toolkit-141786.html )

Death and data science: How machine learning can improve end-of-life care.Zdnet.com, February 27,2018.

KenSci has developed a machine learning risk prediction platform for healthcare that can predict end-of-life mortality and enhance care. The company presented a paper titled - “Death vs Data Science - Predicting End of Life”  that talks about the predictions of last 6 to12 months of life for patients accepted by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.Ankur Teredesai, CTO of KenSci said in an interview that it is complex and challenging to predict 6 to 12 month mortality risk. This alone is $205 billion problem in US and KenSci’s platform has been developed for operational effectiveness and scalability of machine learning to solve such problems that have a huge impact. The platform leverages Microsoft Azure Cloud for some of the underlying components.
(Source : http://www.zdnet.com/article/death-and-data-science-how-machine-learning-can-impact-hospice-referrals-improve-last-days-of-life/ )

What it's like to have the best job in America right now.BusinessInsider.com, February 28, 2018.

Employees in US say that being a Data Scientist is the best job in America. Business Insider interviewed a data science manager at Glassdoor to understand what it’s like to have the best job in America. Ling Cheng, a Data Science Manager at Glassdoor said that data scientists not just command big pay checks but they also play vital role in influencing business decisions. “I think that it's a really exciting field.More and more companies are starting to realize the potential they have in their data. A data scientist who's answering questions for you, does their own delving in and being the detective.You have to be open to what comes out of the data. What is it telling you versus what you believe in? This can happen when we look at A/B tests, when we look at products, and it can be in strategy, where we find what's working and what's not."- Cheng told BusinessInsider.

(Source : https://www.businessinsider.in/What-its-like-to-have-the-best-job-in-America-right-now/articleshow/63102596.cms )

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