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Data Science VC follow up: Intro to R and Statistics for the Rookie Part 1

I've decided to hold a five week introductory statistics and R course. Here, I am sharing the slide deck and the code. The video will go up on our YouTube Data Science Virtual Chapter channel, which is accessible from here. In the first week, we talked about the relationship between statistics and data visualisation, and… Continue reading Data Science VC follow up: Intro to R and Statistics for the Rookie Part 1

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PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

PASS BA Conference is delighted to have Daniel Fylstra speaking at our conference. In fact, he was the first speaker we signed up. Here's what Steve Jobs had to say: "There have been two real explosions that have propelled the industry forward. The first one really happened in 1977, and it was the spreadsheet. I… Continue reading PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

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PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

Quick note: If you are looking for the biggest discount possible for the PASS BA Conference, please email me at jen.stirrup@sqIpass.org I am on fire about our Keynote Speaker, Mico Yuk! Mico is someone I admire very much. She's a Business Intelligence coach, thought-leader, author, blogger, and data scient, author of Data Visualization for Dummies, and… Continue reading PASS BA Conference: Why I’m delighted Mico Yuk is keynoting!

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PASS BA Speakers – here come the IBM Experts plus introducing Richard Lee’s articles on Data Privacy Day 2015

Here come the IBM experts! Here’s one our PASS BA Conference speakers, Richard Lee, sharing his expertise on the topic of data privacy. Richard is a well-respected influencer and strategist in data leadership, and we are delighted to have him join us at the event. Richard Lee is on of IBM’s Honours list as a Big Data and Analytics Hero, as well as on of their Champions.

Richard joins another IBM superstar, James Kobielus, who will be talking about Big Data. James G Kobielus is an industry veteran. He serves as IBM’s big data evangelist; as senior program director for product marketing in big data analytics, and as editor-in-chief of IBM Data Magazine. Kobielus spearheads IBM’s thought leadership activities in Big Data, Hadoop, cognitive computing, enterprise data warehousing, and advanced analytics. Basically, he is an expert in a variety of facets of big data.

Personally I cannot wait for their sessions. I’ve admired their work from afar and when we were selecting speakers, they went straight onto my wishlist. I have been lucky enough to meet Richard in person recently and we had a great conversation. I’m looking forward to meeting James as well; we’ve spoken on the phone. I learned things from conversing with both of them, and I’m sure that attendees will gain inspirational and practical advice from both of them.

Richard’s session is here: http://passbaconference.com/2015/Speakers/Details.aspx?spid=1639 and James’ session is here: http://passbaconference.com/2015/Speakers/Details.aspx?spid=1633

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I have written two articles for this year’s Data Privacy Day (#DPD15) endeavors . One will be published in the February issue of Information Age (www.information-age.com) and is online now (see link below) & the other is on the IBM Big Data Hub (www.ibmbigdatahub.com) going live on January 28th as a feature on DPD. I encourage all of you to visit these sites;

Information Age: “Personal Privacy, Internet Commerce and National Security: Can they co-exist?” (http://bit.ly/1JsRU6P)

IBM Big Data Hub: “Some Thoughts for Privacy Day 2015” (http://ibm.co/1z6RvUY)

2015 is going to be a critical year in determining the future of Personal Privacy in all respects e.g. Protecting Students Privacy, Reigning in Data Brokers, Thwarting Cyber Attacks, Curtailing Government Surveillance and Snooping, a Refresh of the EU Data Protection Act, President Obama’s “Privacy Bill of Rights”, etc. I believe that it is essential that everyone take an agressive role…

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Jen’ Diary: Board Meeting, BA Marathon, PASS BA features on TechNetRadio!

Here's another diary entry for my time on the PASS board. I don't represent PASS officially here. I know it has been quiet but I am busy on PASS, work, and other community things such as SQLSaturday Edinburgh and TechDays UK. So far this year, I have had one night off! It's 2.30am here in the… Continue reading Jen’ Diary: Board Meeting, BA Marathon, PASS BA features on TechNetRadio!

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BAWeekender Roundup of PASS BA speaker activity and Quote of the week!

For the weekend, I thought you might enjoy some BA oriented weekend reading from our fantastic roundup of speakers at the PASS BA Conference. Here goes! This week, we are focusing on Power Bi articles in particular. Blue Hill’s James Haight blogged on why the real promise of bitcoin comes from blockchain applications http://bit.ly/BeyondBitcoinBHR …But I'm particularly… Continue reading BAWeekender Roundup of PASS BA speaker activity and Quote of the week!