This week for IT Origins, we got to hear from Theresa Miller, the founder of 24×7 IT Connection.
I’ve joked that if you’re ever confused by a new technology in IT but want to look like you know what you’re talking about, just say it looks like it has potential, but reference how someone tried the exact same thing in the mid-90s. More often than not, whoever you’re talking to will fill in the gaps as you laugh nervously at your own ignorance. Gina Rosenthal’s post on the history of virtualization and containers largely bares out this premise.
With Big Data being all the rage in IT, it’s no wonder there are a lot of call for data scientists within organizations. The problem is, what exactly does this entail? It’s an emergent enough space that no clear cut certification are guaranteed for any expected hire. Gina Rosenthal looks at a sample of recent postings for data scientist positions on LinkedIn. She tries to determine just what exactly organization want when they put out these postings.