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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 11 2016 13:06
@darwinrc thanks for the link of dataquest --- hmmm: happy to say I have covered most of the topics already :)
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Mar 11 2016 13:06
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 11 2016 13:36

@darwinrc: Anyway: agree with @Lightwaves the online course you really have to take is definitively the Ng's ML course in coursera.

I am really curious about the edX course too... It seems more like a general information course but still sounds good...

Regarding IoT: Here in Europe is gaining momentum and there are several start-ups as well as root movements with a focus on applications to solve social issues. What about Colombia? Projects that you know? A quick view suggests that in Colombia it is still just an academic topic. Am I wrong?


@Lightwaves : it sounds discouraging, yes. And I partially agree with author. My opinion is that some positions will come up where knowing just a fraction will be enough to give you a chance, specially if combined with other skills and knowledge.

And yes: specially Scala is becoming really popular. Java is already popular: all Hadoop and family is build on Java.

Darwin RC
@darwinrc
Mar 11 2016 17:49
@evaristoc I'm glad to be taking Ng's course then. The edX, as you say is more informative and kind of low quality, in fact, I had paid for the certificate but given the low quality of the former ones I asked for a refund. I recommend to take a look at it but not to pay for the certificate (even if you won't get the xseries, which I was aiming to). Regarding your question about Colombia, this year, the first university will offer a MsC program in information engineering (aka data science) and there is an open data government initiative in course. However, the field is still in its inception stage.
Lightwaves
@Lightwaves
Mar 11 2016 23:05
That's very interesting news