“If you’re betting on a correlation and don’t know the causality, I’ll bet the other side.”
That was just one of the gems – part one-liner, part deep insight – delivered by data journalist Nate Silver in a talk at Cal Performances in Berkeley, California on Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014.
Read the whole thing at: http://blogs.actuate.com/lessons-from-nate-silver/
Late in March I stepped off the freelance treadmill and took a job with Actuate, a software company that makes tools for Big Data and personalized analytics. It’s been a great move, with interesting, smart coworkers and enjoyable professional challenges.
But having a real job—my first in nearly 18 years!—has meant even less time for blogging here. Fortunately, I’ve been blogging at least weekly at the new job. I intend to cross-post here as circumstances permit. But if you want to comment, I hope you’ll do so at the Actuate blog.