Week 8 and 9 at Metis Data Science

Another 2 weeks has passed swiftly at Metis. We worked on and presented our 4th project around natural laguage processing and unsupervised machine learning, and we learned the basics of distributed computing with Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, and Spark. Here’s a summary of what I worked on and some of my thoughts:

Dr. Kirk Borne speaks at NYC Open Data

On Wednesday, I went to NYC Open Data Meetup where Dr. Kirk Borne spoke. This guy’s literally a genius. Right now he’s the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has a PhD in Astrophysics, taught at George Mason University and worked with large scale data systems for decades, including 18 at NASA. Here’s a snippet of my notes:

Sunday Night: Geeking Out with Data Science

Non sequitur, but who knew it would be so fun just studying data science and watching TV on a Sunday night. Photo of my coffee table above. The Oscars were on, and I tried to do a quick prediction with data science on the size of the movie crew. I’ll put that post up soon.

Week 6 and 7 at Metis Data Science

Wow we’re more than 50% done at Metis. Time does seem to go by very fast. We’ve done some pretty cool stuff lately, so if you’re intersted, here’s what we worked on.