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    Making data science fun

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    Making data science fun

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    I’m a geek at heart. I may work in the world of media but I suspect I’m more of a geek than I ever realised. This occurred to me recently while watching an episode of Triangulation, a fantastic podcast run by Leo Laporte. In this particular episode Leo and his sidekick, Tom Merritt, interviewed Jeremy Howard, creator of Fastmail and a host of other startups. In archetypal laid-back Aussie style JH described his newest venture, a platform for creating data science competitions.

    What? Data science and fun? It’s a rare and, one would think, unlikely pairing of words but a fascinating one at that and the ensuing discussion is fascinating. Well, at least I found it fascinating, which is why I suspect I’m even more of a geek than I previously believed.

    Take a watch of the podcast below. It’s long but intriguing.

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    Written by Alastair Otter

    Data visualisation & design, journalist, hacker.

    http://mediahack.co.za/alastair

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