|Interested in learning more about data engineering and data science? Don't miss our 2 day DataEngConf with top engineers in San Francisco, April 2016.
For our inaugural DataEngConf 2015 we were excited to have Chris Wiggins talk about the importance of data science in a modern organization.
Chris covered the importance of bridging data science and data engineering in a company, and spoke about the interactions of their data team at The New York Times.
So what is data science? Chris explained data science as an intersection of machine learning with the decades old academic fields of statistics and computer science, and then applying these combined concepts to some particular domain of expertise.
Another way of explaining data science is a knowledge of machine learning that enables one to find the right tool for the right job, an ability to listen to people and work to figure out how to reframe their problems as machine learning tasks, and the translation of what you've learned in a way that's actionable.