What does a Data Scientist need to know about Data Governance?

One term that has surprised me on data projects is ‘governance’ or ‘data quality’ or ‘master data management’. It’s surprised me because I’m not an expert in this discipline and it’s quite different to my Machine Learning work. The aim of this blog post is to just jot down some ideas on ‘data governance’ and… Continue reading What does a Data Scientist need to know about Data Governance?

What I’ve been working on

This is just a little wrapper post to include some of the things I’ve worked on lately. I wrote up a short piece on Exploring new numpy features including the new matrix operator I wrote up some PyMC3 examples on my Github – this includes some Bayesian Logistic Regression and some classical examples of conversion modelling. I… Continue reading What I’ve been working on

Interviews with Data Scientists: Vanessa Sabino

Time for another Interview with a Data Scientist. I caught up with Vanessa Sabino who is a lead data scientist in another one of Shopify’s teams.  1. What project have you worked on do you wish you could go back to, and do better? 1. Working as practitioner in a company, as opposed to consulting,… Continue reading Interviews with Data Scientists: Vanessa Sabino

Interview with a Data Scientist: Ian Huston

Bio: Ian started out as a theoretical physicist, moved into data science a few years ago and is now part of the data science team at Pivotal Labs, the agile software consulting arm of Pivotal. Ian has worked on a variety of customer engagements at Pivotal including catastrophe risk modelling, fashion & consumer analytics, factory production… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Ian Huston

Interviews with a Data Scientist: Cameron Davidson-Pilon

Cameron is an open source contributor, a pythonista and a data geek –  he’s developed various cool libraries. His blog is worth a read, and I personally recommend his screencasts. He’s got a strong Mathematical background like myself, and he currently is Lead Data Analyst in a Data Science job for Shopify. He’s possibly most famous… Continue reading Interviews with a Data Scientist: Cameron Davidson-Pilon

Interview with a Data Scientist: Jon Sedar

As part of my hugely successful Interviews with a Data Scientist feature. I interviewed Jon recently. Jon runs his own niche consultancy called Applied AI which specialises in the Insurance industry. He is involved in the Data Science meetup world in Dublin and London. And I recommend his insights and blog. 1.What project have you worked… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Jon Sedar

Interview with a Data Scientist (Jeroen Latour)

I interviewed a former work colleague – Jeroen Latour. Jeroen is a Senior Data Scientist with a consultancy in the Netherlands called TriFinance and he will soon be joining the Booking.com team as a Data Scientist. He remarks on his analytics consultancy experience here which was formed both at IBM and TriFinance. 1. What project… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist (Jeroen Latour)