Preparing a Data Science Curriculum

In just under a week, we will officially launch a new major, in Data Science, at Luther College. I've spent a pretty good part of my summer preparing the first two classes of that major, and as I look back on it its been an interesting experience.

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The flood of 2016

We were sitting on the screen porch last night watching the storm roll in. In this case the 'we' was the computer science department. There is nothing like watching the lighting show at a distance. Just as the first person was getting ready to leave, the downpour hit. The consensus ...

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What is Data Science?

Since Luther announced that it will offer a new major in Data Science starting next fall, I’ve been answering a lot of questions. What is data science? What does one do with a data science major? What does a data scientist do? Why study data science at Luther? These ...

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jterm 2014 - day 1 at amazon

Jeff Bezos likes to talk about technology and civilization and where we are at in terms of the analogy that we are still at "Day One." He recently observed that we are so early in Day One that the alarm clock hasn't even gone off yet.

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