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Changing the Curve: Women in Computing

What do the first computer programmer, the patent holder for spread spectrum wireless communications, and the author of the first assembly language have in common? In this infographic, datascience@berkeley explores the history and influence of women in computing, looking at some big names throughout the ages and then reviewing some sobering statistics about the current state of women in technology.

From A to Z in the Internet of Things

We all know the Internet of Things — or at least we think we do. But what features go into that connectivity? What objects are involved in each network? Who are key players and what are they working on? Read on for our A to Z glossary of the Internet of Things…

Electronic Health Records & the Data of Health Care [Infographic]

This “Electronic Health Records & the Data of Health Care” infographic from datascience@berkeley explores the health data revolution, the difference between Electronic Medical Records and EHRs, which states and practices adopted electronic systems, and what the future of the digital health industry looks like.

DataBeat 2014: Splunk Slices Data for Domino’s Pizza

“Data exhaust” is the focal point of Splunk’s business. It includes “byproduct” data from things like GPS, RFID, hypervisor, web servers, email, messaging, clickstreams, mobile, telephony, databases, and more, data that is created simply by the act of running a machine.

10 Data Science Newsletters To Subscribe To

Newsletters and listservs are a good way of keeping your finger on the pulse of the latest tech news and delivering to you the news you didn’t know you needed. You’re busy enough staying on top of your own work, so why not let someone else curate the news for you?

Book Review: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Michael Lewis’ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game describes “a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can’t buy: the secret of success in baseball.” The answer? Sabermetrics.

 

Keeping Secrets: Anonymous Data Isn’t Always Anonymous

More refinement of current data practices and regulations may need to be made before there is a general comfort with anonymized data. If the general population is not comfortable with data gathering, then restrictions on use could hamstring the impact of big data.

 

Moore’s Law and Computer Processing Power

Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors that can be manufactured on a computer chip will approximately double every two years, increasing computer processing power and bringing us into new ages of digital storage. Does it still hold true?