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Episode #40: Top 10 Data Science Stories from 2015

Published Tues, Dec 29, 2015, recorded Sun, Dec 13, 2015.

It's the end of the year and many of you are probably kicking and taking it easy without a TPS report to be seen. So we'll keep this fun and lighthearted this week. We've teamed up with the Partially Derivative podcast and we're running down the top 10 data science stories of 2015 in this joint episode.

Links from the show:

Jonathon Morgan:
goodattheinternet.com
@jonathonmorgan
Partially Derivative Podcast: partiallyderivative.com
Popily Private Beta: popily.com

#1 You’ll Never Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions:
fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/how-fast-youll-abandon-your-new-years-resolutions

#2 Serial: Superfans Solve with Stats:
fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-superfans-using-stats-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-serial

#3 $6M funding for Jupyter / IPython:
blog.jupyter.org/2015/07/07/jupyter-funding-2015

#4 All of a Sudden People Freak Out About AI:
cnet.com/news/artificial-intelligence-experts-sign-open-letter-to-protect-mankind-from-machines
Mario with sentience: mashable.com/2015/01/19/super-mario-artificial-intelligence
Mario video: youtu.be/AplG6KnOr2Q

#5 Our Gates Were Deflated: slate.com

#6 The US gets its first Chief Data Scientist:
gigaom.com/2015/02/05/dj-patil-has-joined-the-white-house-to-wrangle-data-issues
Open-Source Society (PyOhio 2015 keynote):
pyvideo.org/video/3671/keynote-by-catherine-devlin

#7 Winter is Coming. Probably - Bayesian analysis and GoT:
allendowney.blogspot.com/2015/03/bayesian-survival-analysis-for-game-of.html
The War Of The Five Kings, A Dataset:
github.com/chrisalbon/war_of_the_five_kings_dataset

#8 Microsoft Offends Everyone by Guessing How Old We Are: how-old.net

#9 The Biggest Political Science Study of the Year...Was a Fraud:
vox.com/2015/5/20/8630535/same-sex-marriage-study
The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart:
amzn.to/1miT8gA

#10 Python jumps to all time high in popularity:
tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/

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Jonathon Morgan
Jonathon is the CEO of Popily, the automatic data startup, a co-host of the Partially Derivative data science podcast, and believes in significant whitespace.


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