We’re doing something a little different this episode. A couple weeks ago we camped out at Data Day Texas, a huge event focused on data science techniques and technologies that’s held in lovely Austin, TX. We talked to a bunch of the speakers, chatted with some attendees, and went on a mission to find the most overhyped idea in data science (hint: it rhymes with steep yearning).
Jonathon was joined by a couple friends of the show, Ashley McNamara, who long-time listeners will remember as a two-time guest host, and Dave Sullivan, making his on-air debut. As you’ll hear throughout the episode, Ashley and Dave are both clearly more intelligent and funnier than Jonathon.
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Here’s who we talked to
- Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo4J
- Holden Karau, Principal Software Engineer at IBM, focused on Spark applications
- Mario Rojas, student of data science
- Kamille Nixon, IBM Watson Analytics
- Nick Gaylord, data science at Crowdflower
- Randi Ludwig, data science at Intersys Consulting
- Jana Thompson, R&D at Accenture Technology Labs
- Ashwin Malshé, Professor at UT San Antonio
- Paige Bailey, data science at Chevron
- Robert Welborn, data science at USAA
- J D Freeman, Principal Data Scientist at Unizin
- Andrew Therriault, CDO at the City of Boston
- Paul Dix, CEO of InfluxDB
Apologies to the other people who chatted with us whose names we didn’t catch. If you hear yourself on the recording, let us know and we’ll list you hear and give you a shout out on Twitter.
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