We are fortunate to have Russell Jurney come visit and "talk up" the concept Agile Data Science. I first encountered Russell at a talk held by DFW Big Data, and his book played an important role in how I perceived and used many Big Data Tools .
In Russell's words:
Agile Data Science 2.0 (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920051619.do) covers the theory and practice of applying agile methods to the practice of applied research called data science. The book takes the stance that data products are the preferred output format for data science teams to effect change in an organization. Accordingly, we show how to "get meta" and build applications describing the applied research process itself. Then we show how to use 'big data' tools to iteratively build, deploy and refine applications. Technologies covered include Python, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, MongoDB, ElasticSearch and Apache Airflow.
My name is Russell Jurney. I am principal consultant at Data Syndrome, a product analytics consultancy dedicated to advancing the adoption of the development methodology Agile Data Science, as outlined in the book Agile Data Science 2.0. I’ve worked as a data scientist building data products for over a decade, starting in interactive web visualization and then segwaying towards data products, machine learning and artificial intelligence at companies such as Ning, LinkedIn and Hortonworks. I am a self taught visualization software engineer, data engineer, data scientist, writer and most recently, I’m becoming a teacher. In addition to applied work building analytics products, Data Syndrome offers live and video training courses.
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As usual, we will provide pizza, soda, beer.
Look forward to seeing you there.