Big Data

Meet Vooza’s Data Scientist. He’s got lots of opinions on Big Data, Nate Silver, Malcolm Gladwell, and Comic-Con.

With Big Data, we can use information to solve worldwide problems.
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What makes the population go up and down?
How does the flu spread?
What costumes going to be biggest at Comicon this year?
I use tools that help me deal with hundreds of millions of rows of data.
I can pivot that data with a sub-second response time.
I, I could find a needle in a haystack when that haystack has over
three petabytes.
A petabyte, you don't know what a petabyte is?
A petabyte is ten to the 15th bytes of digital information.
When should I post the photo I took of my lunch on Facebook?
Noon or 1 PM?
Let's go to the Data.
Let's find peak interaction times on Facebook.
Boom. There we have our answer, maximum likes.
Nate Silver, amazing guy.
I saw his keynote address at South by Southwest Interactive.
What a brilliant mind.
For the record, I cannot stand Malcolm Gladwell.
His book Outliers, that's strictly for
people who don't understand statistics.
He had to hit the shovel 10,000 hours of bull [BLEEP] to write that book.
This is interesting.
Data Scientist was recently named the sexiest job of the 21st century.
Yeah?
I tell that to all the women I meet.
I mean, of course, why wouldn't I?
Sadly, I don't think a lot of women read the Economist.
So, I bring the article around with me and I show it to them.
It's right here, in print, sexiest job.
Apparently, they don't find that data very compelling.
And I'm a lonely guy.
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How many digits of Pi do I know?
You really want to go there?
Okay.
I mean, we can go on forever, but you're going to run out of tape.

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