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discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://freeCodeCamp.com
At the end I tried to pay for the verified certificate but my card didn't work and when I solved this with the Customer Services at edx it was already too late... But it was very interesting.
How did it go with you?
Nice, @alicejiang1! I only completed the Data Analytics part and got 99%. So not as good as you in analytics!
I think that for Data Science Ethics I would prefer meetups: there is more discussion there than in a single course...
I just finished the Data Visualization part of the edX micro-degree for Data Science (also not verified)... At a very high tempo: videos at 2x of speed. Very good for someone like me who want a bit more about d3.js. I am currently more interested in making better viz incorporating some UX and interactivity, as well as storytelling using web capabilities. Additionally I feel like I got a better understanding of Scala-like code after learning JS the right way.
But where are you doing Scala? That it is a big stuff!!! Why are you finding that so difficult?
I will continue with high level languages for a little while but come back to Spark now and then. And I have still to try skale, that it is also importing some naming for operations from things like Spark/Scala. So a good play ground.
@alicejiang1 Oh! :) what an issue, friend! I think I would go the same as you: I don't know any Java either.
About Ethic, I have been attending to several meetups about the Ethic of Data Science for a while. It is becoming an issue now that in the near future Europe, for example, is planning a new law for privacy protection. They are focused meetups, that's why.
@cuent I think I will have a look, although right now I feel like I should try not to do too many things... About skale, no really. I have been in contact with them and they released a new version and now they are in beta in cloud, which is exactly what they want. I am really interested but at the moment I am stuck with other small project. @cuent: would you have a preference about a topic you would like to go through? I am trying to think of something that could be of broad interest. It should be something that we can all discuss and go together. @darwinc and @luishendrix92 could be probably interested in knowing more about this project too. @darwinc was already checking the tool.
So far, I know the following:
We should find a technique and a problem that is common place for several areas, I guess. I could check what it is in the list of kaggle that could be interesting...