It turned out to be a wonderful Fall Semester at Georgia Tech through their Online Master in Computer Science (OMSCS) program. As of 2015, OMSCS is a unique MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) partnership with Udacity. The most promising aspects of OMSCS is its accessible, affordable, and challenging curriculum. I personally applied to the program to dive deeper into machine learning, where it was difficult to do it on my own and when there are no additional stakes. Coursera is a great place to start to get a solid data science and analytics foundation, the courses range from free to super affordable.
Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse on January 4, 2016.
Social Media Week Chicago 2015 in November featured a master class on business intelligence using social analytics. The three speakers on the panel were from start-up fashion publisher (Clique Media Group, Inc. or CMG), digital marketing agency (Tenthwave Digital), and retail pharmacy chain (CVS Health). The panel discussed ways to leverage social media to make business decisions, gain customer insights, and stay competitive. Insights in social media in this class were leveraged from Digimind’s social listening and analytics platforms, which are known as software as a service (SaaS) products. Read the complication of tweets and panel notes in this storify link. I was invited as a panelist to share successes at CMG, my slides can be viewed here.