Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?

Douglas Mason [Data Scientist at Twitter] - “What I carried with me…was a relentless enthusiasm. I'm certain that was key to my success, leading to my current role as a Data Scientist at Twitter” Last week, I helped an incredible person find her first commercial role as a Data Scientist. No, the lovely lady above … Continue reading Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?

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Big Data 2015: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

I'm pleased to announce that in Onalytica's most recent report (titled 'Big Data 2015: Top 100 Influencers and Brands) I came in at number 12! Feel free to view and download the full report here: http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/big-data-2015-top-100-influencers-and-brands

Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?

George Burns - "First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down" Google, Skype, Cisco and Zune are just a handful of tech companies that opted to use weird and wonderful names. Now, some of these names have great back … Continue reading Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?

Change The Way You Hire Data Scientists

Charles F. Kettering - "People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they're exactly like the old ones" What is the best way to hire a Data Scientist? I have been asked that a lot recently (probably because answering that question is part of my job). The simple answer? Change your usual recruitment … Continue reading Change The Way You Hire Data Scientists

Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

A lot of companies are fairly bad at recruitment. Fact. Though, not always is it a reflection on a company’s internal hiring processes or the recruitment consultancies they use. More often it’s that human beings cannot accurately predict the abilities, character and future achievements of others. Can Big Data help? Of course it can, Big … Continue reading Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

How Do Open Source Software Vendors Make Money?

Linus Torvalds – “software is like sex; it’s better when it’s free” Now considering that I am a specialist Recruitment Consultant for Data Science and Big Data hires, you would think I should have a perfectly detailed answer to this question when I was asked last week by a more junior consultant. Now why should I … Continue reading How Do Open Source Software Vendors Make Money?

Who Is The Only Recruitment Company at London Tech Week?

Boris Johnson - “London's first ever Technology Week will showcase London’s role as the digital capital of Europe” WHAT ON EARTH IS LONDON TECH WEEK!? It just so happens to be the biggest technology event in the UK and Salt will be the only recruitment company present. We have partnered with London Tech Week so … Continue reading Who Is The Only Recruitment Company at London Tech Week?