Just got back from the 3rd annual NYC R Conference this past weekend. I have been honored to be one of the few speakers for the 3rd year in a row. This year’s talk, “So You Want to be a Data Scientist” gave a whirlwind tour of the tools and skills needed to be a Data Scientist. I conveyed all this information in 56 slides and did it in 20 minutes.
The day before the conference, I also ended up presenting my current work on behavior diffusion in social netowrks and a little of my other work to the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Value Institute. This was probably the more nerve wracking things I’ve had to do recently, presenting my research to a few extremely talented and smart PhDs doing health analytics for New York Presbyterian Hospital. But, we had a lot of good meaningful discussion during the talk, that went overtime and we were kicked out of the room. That has to be a good sign, right?