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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
Geoffrey Moore - “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the Web like deer on a freeway” It may seem like an obvious answer to many how Google make their money, but I was asked this question the other day so I would address it briefly. The problem this anonymous … Continue reading How Does Google Make Money When Their Services Are Free?
Rusty Frioux - “Big Data isn’t magic" There are always going to be problems when trying to hire in a space which is new, exciting but importantly, largely misunderstood. I say largely misunderstood, though the Data professionals of this world know exactly what they’re talking about. The problems start when these people aren’t deeply involved … Continue reading The Problems with Big Data & Data Science Hiring
BIG DATA & DATA SCIENCE TWITTER Q&A! FRIDAY 23rd MAY @ 1PM - 2PM (London, UK) Michael Cutler (@cotdp) will be leading this Twitter Q&A. Michael is CTO and Co-Founder of Data Science Startup TUMRA Solutions (@TUMRA) HOW? Follow Salt (@SaltJobs) and Michael (@cotdp). Ask a question and use the hashtag #AskSalt
I find the hardest part about being a Recruitment Consultant who specialises in Big Data & Data Science is keeping on top of this accelerating, contemporary market. I truly have to consult and educate companies about what Big Data and Data Science is, how it will improve their business and what this type of person … Continue reading What is a Data Scientist?