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Activity Number: 49 - Skills to Leverage and Gaps to Fill to Thrive in Data Science
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 2018 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Consulting
Abstract #326682
Title: What Statisticians Need to Know to Work in Tech
Author(s): Michael Brundage*
Companies: Google, Inc.
Keywords: data science; technical skills

Data scientists face many of the same challenges software engineers faced 40 years ago. I cover some of these common challenges and different types of "data scientist" roles. I also discuss skills you will need on the job, including the use of large-scale SQL languages, visualization technology, spreadsheet-based analysis, and strategies for dealing with Google-scale data.

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