Today I started reading the Moneyball. Back to Michael Lewis after almost two years. And guess what, the current buzz word in the valley is “Data Science”.
I was having a discussion with my manager regarding hiring a candidate for an open position. During the reviews meeting, we reached to a conclusion that the candidate was not so ok on machine learning and not so ok on programming. So, somebody in the room cracked a joke “sounds like a data scientist”.
But jokes apart, statistics, machine learning and programming put together is a formidable skillset in the industry today. So, I have decided to start a series of blog posts as a statistics refresher for myself.
And guess what, 2013 is also the international year of statistics. Sounds coincidental.