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September 06, 2011


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I'll go to this Strata conference, but I only stay there on 20 and 21. If you are going there as well, I'd happy to talk to you for a couple of minutes on our R conferences in China (which I planned to but did not manage to do last time at JSM).

> Wal-Mart (WMT) and Foursquare are hiring computer science experts

Now if they only realised that statisticians are also data experts this would be great!

@Blaise, I think that's why the title "Data Scientist" is useful. For some companies, hiring for "statistician" implies research, not application (which almost certainly involves CS skills). So they've resorted to hiring computer scientists. By presenting ourselves as "data scientists" we can give employers the confidence we have both statistics skills and software-based data management skills.

Is there a well-known site for data-scientist job postings? Other than indeed.

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