Come Hack at the Amaz-ing Hack!

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about Amazon? It depends, I suppose. For people like me who’ve been on the internet for the past 20 years, I guess it would be e-commerce. But Amazon is more than just an e-commerce platform. They do so many things and keep reinventing themselves. …

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Bing it!

Brrring! Brrrrrinng! Brrrrrrrrrring! Damn! It’s 6:30 a.m. already. On this Saturday too! Have to rush. Rush! Rush!! Rush!!! Why? The Bing Hackathon, of course. Call up the rest of the team. Ask them to hurry! Finally reach Microsoft. Funny thing is, all of the team reach at the same time. Good. We reach the hack …

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The Rise and Rise of the Female Hacker

When you visit a typical hackathon, the thing that stands out is the lack of female representation. Sure, there are the occasional female hackers, but it’s generally all men. But the times they are A-changin’. And how! We’ve noticed it in our hackathons. When we first started conducting our hackathons, we had a solitary female …

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Hacking all the way! @Applift Datathon

More than 500 registrations, more than 40 teams, 24 hours and 5 winners!! Whoa! Yes, you guessed it right, these metrics are sufficient to let you know what a hit AppLift Datathon was among the enthusiasts from in and around Bangalore. Our Venturesity team started the

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A Techy Tuesday evening at DATA NERDS LEARNUP

Informative talks, a few questions, some pepping pizza slices, some chilling out with drinks and voila! We have a perfect recipe for a perfect learnup camp.Who knew even after a tiring Tuesday’s work the masses would make a learnup camp so happening! AppLift, an international team of dedicated technology enthusiasts, passionate about mobile and advertising …

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Learning Resources for Big Data: Part 4

This is the fourth and final post in our series dedicated to learning resources for big data. In this post, we will introduce you to Hadoop: a framework for distributed computing and storage for handling very large datasets. Let me be clear at the outset. This post is not going to be a tutorial on …

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What are the Prerequisites to learn Big Data Analytics?

Are you intrigued by the world of Big Data innovations, yet discover it somewhat obscure and see the entire thing as a huge riddle. It is safe to say that you are looking to see how Big Data affect huge and little business and individuals like any of us? Do you feel numerous individuals discuss …

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Program for the Hadoop platform without using java

Figuring out how to program for the Hadoop platform can lead to new career opportunities in Big Data. However like the issues it comprehends, the Hadoop framework could be truly unpredictable and challenging. Building a solid foundation,leveraging online assets, and concentrating on the fundamentals with expert preparing can help a novice cross the Hadoop completion …

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What are the best applications of Data Visualization?

Applications of Data visualizations are all around today. For making a visual representation of data  to inspire potential investors, cover advancement, or even envision ideas for client sections, data visualizations are a profitable tool in a mixed bag of settings. Editor’s note:To learn more about analytics and make the most of it in your career, register with …

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If you are a software developer, you can be a Data Scientist too

In the big data era, data science is a vital ability that ought to be prepared by programming specialists. It could be utilized to foresee valuable data on new ventures focused around finished undertakings. Numerous developers, statisticians, analysts and IT experts have some fractional foundation and are looking to make the move into data science. …

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Is predictive analytics set to replace human intuition?

The hype around data and analytics lead many executives to assume answers to difficult questions.The most hyped one being is predictive analytics set to replace human intuition? Other questions being How much to raise prices? Where to establish a new retail store? Whether one product will beat another? It can be found through aggressive number …

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Impact of MongoDB in Data science

We are seeing a growing interest in alternate database management systems that are different from the traditional relational database like Oracle and SAP.With all the excitement surrounding the relatively recent wave of non-relational – otherwise known as “NoSQL” – databases, it can be hard to separate the hype from the reality. The term NoSQL is …

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New Career Opportunities with Big Data

Dean Bedard links Big Data to gold mining when he says “it’s not enough to know where the precious stuff is. In order to reap the riches, first they have to get it out of the ground and turn it into something they can use.” The need for skilled professionals who have number crunching abilities …

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Open Source Project of the Week – Julia

  Want a programming environment for your next research thesis? Want it to have simple syntax? Want speed of execution and inherent parallelism? Want to ground your mind to the hard reality of life as well? Julia is a breath of fresh air in the often muddled landscape of scientific computing. They say charity begins …

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Open Source Project of the Week – IPython

The IPython Notebook is a web-based interactive computational environment where you can combine code execution, text, mathematics, plots and rich media into a single document –  ipython.org   IPython, which is not an allusion to the Apple product line, takes upon itself the ambitious goal of making scientific education, development and research environments more interactive and …

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