I came across a quote yesterday in Cathy O’Neil and Rachel Schutt’s Doing Data Science that really resonates: The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads… That sucks. ~Jeff Hammerbacher One surprise about data science is that most data science jobs exist within the marketing departments of large corporations. Marketing departments have “big data” on their potential customers, a clear business case for hiring smart people to mine those insights, and budgets with which to pay those smart people. But I can’tContinue Reading “Data Science Careers”