(Video) Mattermark Data Scientist & Designer Clare Corthell on Data Prototyping – Learn Data Scripting Skills!

Mattermark Data Scientist Clare Corthell spoke at Hackbright Academy about data scripting (a powerful tool for prototyping data work) on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Hackbright Academy.

Watch the full Hackbright Academy Tuesday night tech talk here:

Check out her “Prototyping in the Data World” slides here!

Data is deeply integrated into decision-making companies. But businesses have difficulty understanding the glut of data they now create and consume. What is all this data, and how do we use it?

Clare covers how to get started with data scripting (a powerful tool for prototyping data work). Data skills are crucial as engineering teams are responsible for discovering, housing, and extracting business-critical data.

Learn how to find meaningful data, develop heuristics for normalizing and slicing data, and define useful data structures. Clare utilizes the pythonic Data Scientists’ favorite tools, numpy, pandas, and iPython. Finally, she talks about data work in industry, and why your scripting skills will be a superpower in a data-rich world.

About the speaker: Clare Corthell is a Data Scientist and Designer at Mattermark, a data-driven deal intelligence platform, where she builds technologies that quantify the growth of private companies. She is the originator of The Open Source Data Science Masters, a curriculum for learning Data Science. A Stanford-trained product designer and engineer, she’s founded and worked with early-stage companies in the US, Europe, and East Africa. She’s up early pondering discovery algorithms, information design, diglossia, and education systems. Follow her on Twitter at @clarecorthell.

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