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Our newsletter has four sections, separated by horizontal lines: Announcements, Message From The Editor, Best Blogs, and Job Ads.

1. Announcements

  • US Training for RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics - We are happy to announce a great opportunity for starting with data mining or optimizing your data mining skills with the open source software RapidMiner: In June 2012, Rapid-I will provide a one week training course on data mining and business analytics with RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics in Atlanta, USA. Click here for etails.
  • Big Data for Enterprise USA 2012 (San Francisco, June 27-28) - At Big Data for Enterprise USA 2012, 20+ analytics professionals from eBay, Intercontinental Hotels, Equifax, IBM and more will share practical insights on how to unlock the power of big data to increase customer value and drive competitive advantage.
  • View videos from the 2012 Data Science Summit- Data Science Summit brings together thought leaders from academia, the social enterprise, start-ups, and the public sector to help attendees explore and define their path forward in the new, data-driven world. Through data mining, statistics, advanced analytics and innovative visualizations, data scientists are drawing insights from the abundance of structured and unstructured data.
  • Analytics 2012(Cologne, June 2012) - Third Annual Analytics Conference. Join SAS and leading analytics experts in Cologne, Germany for the Analytics 2012 Conference Series, a conference that will draw delegates from across Europe and the rest of the world. The Analytics 2012 Conference brings together the intelligence, innovation and leadership of analytics professionals, in one place, at one time.

    The conference covers all the key areas associated with analytics: data mining, text mining, forecasting, optimisation, statistical analysis, and data visualisation. With four keynote speakers and 30 presentations, this educational conference will give you insight into best practices, new techniques and the latest trends in applied analytics.

  • Data Mining Courses from The Modeling Agency - Predictive Analytics & Data Mining: Model Development & Strategic Implementation ( July 9 - 13 NYC Area | Aug 20 - 24 San Jose, CA) -- Learn what managers and practitioners really need to know about predictive modeling. The Modeling Agency's courses are designed to get you up to speed faster and more effectively than any other program available. Highly seasoned consultants convey a comprehensive and highly pragmatic view of data mining from two distinctly different yet highly complementary orientations. Since The Modeling Agency is not a tools vendor, participants enjoy a balanced, broad, and non-promotional perspective of predictive analytics. View full course details and secure registration.
  • Predictive Analytics Webinar from The Modeling Agency - Data Mining: Failure to Launch ( Free Event: July 17 | August 15 ) - Learn how to get Predictive Analytics and Data Mining off the ground and into orbit. In this vendor-neutral presentation, participants will learn why more than half of all data mining projects fail or fall short; how to avoid common pitfalls; valuable tips and tricks to enhance predictive modeling performance; why data mining is within their grasp; and how to get started. View event details and register for this Free Webinar.
  • From our Lavastorm analytics partner: We are building our Lavastorm Analytics Community Group on LinkedIn and would like to invite you to join us. Our membership is comprised of analytic experts, professionals, executives, students and customers of Lavastorm products and others interested in the topics around analytics. Analyticbridge is a regular contributor, and you will find some of our best discussions on Lavastorm's group.
  • Predictive Analytics World (Chicago, June 25-26) focuses on concrete examples of deployed predictive analytics. Hear from the horse's mouth precisely how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other top practitioners deploy predictive modeling, and what kind of business impact it delivers. Click here to view the agenda at-a-glance.

    PAW's Chicago 2012 program will feature over 40 sessions with case studies across 2 tracks: 1) All Audiences and 2) Expert/Practitioner so you can witness how predictive analytics is applied at leading enterprises such as HP, eBay, Mazda, BBC, Accenture.

2. Message From The Editor

  • DataScienceCentral: Submit a new Forum question. Interesting questions will be shared with a few thousand members, to help you get interesting answers. You can submit and check the most popular questions recently posted on DataScienceCentral, at
  • DataScienceCentral / AnalyticBridge Webinar Series. We have our first webinar today, on real time analytics! It sold out a while ago, but more are on the way. We will keep you posted. Please contact us ([email protected]) for sponsorship opportunities.
  • News Alert! - We are about to unveil the new AnaylticBridge / Data Science Central Job Board! Keep an eye out – coming in June (, the new job board will offer deeper community reach, searchable resume data base, ease of use and self service options not offered before. The roll out will include free job posts and membership to post your resume at no charge as part of our community offering. In the mean time, check out some of the highlighted jobsfrom the past few weeks. We are currently in the process of migrating the resumes. More on this soon.
  • Update about our data science ebook: several new contributions will be added in June. The free ebook will be available only to our members. So feel free to share it today with all your colleagues and employees, before it's too late.

  • We have made our three popular news feeds (job ads, conferences, network news) easier than ever to install on your blog or website. Now it's as simple as cut and paste. Download these feeds and paste the Javascript code on your web pages. Et voila! Now you have good quality content on your website, automatically updated every 3 hours or so.
  • In the next few days, we will realease our first reports featuring insights and trends regarding the data science community: places attracting more and more talent, places where executives are found, top cities for anaytic professionals, new trends and popular keywords, and much more.
  • Miscellaneous

3. Selected News and Contributions

Data Science Central

  1. HBase, Cassandra, Mongo DB, CouchBase
  2. Selected blog posts from DataScienceCentral
  3. Understanding Analytics Professionals: Participate in the IIA/Talen...
  4. Deploy Hadoop Cluster
  5. J. Edgar and analytical leaders
  6. History about 24 analytic software over the last 30 years
  7. Can any data structure be represented by one-dimensional arrays?


  1. 10+ Great Metrics and Strategies for Fraud Detection
  2. 18 questions about real time analytics
  3. Confidence interval for Cpk estimate
  4. What do you think of this new data science startup idea?
  5. Which data mining algorithms are boosted better with hadoop
  6. How do you estimate the proportion of bogus accounts on Facebook?
  7. Featured blog posts
  8. Global Analytics Advantage Survey
  9. Weekly Digest from AnalyticBridge and DataScienceCentral
  10. 12 selected AnalyticBridge and DataScienceCentral articles from the...
  11. An analytic tool for everyone - Lavastorm Desktop Public
  12. 15 great data science articles from influential news outlets
  13. More resources for data scientists and analytic professionals
  14. Vincent's answers to data science questions - Part 2
  15. Poll Results: Top Analytics, Data Mining, Big Data software used
  16. Big Analytics & Understanding Analytics Talent
  17. Troves of Personal Data, Forbidden to Researchers | New York Times

4. Job Section

  • Featured job ads: Click here to read the job description and to apply.
    • Predictive Modeler - GuideOne Insurance (West Des Moines, IA)
    • Technical/Targeting Analyst - CIA (Washington, DC)
    • Data Scientist - CIA (Washington, DC )
    • Sales Engineer - Angoss (Toronto, Canada)
    • E-Merchandising Project Manager - Peapod (Skokie. IL)
    • Manager, Advanced Analytics - Deloitte (US, US)
    • Chief Data Scientist - Allazo Health (Telecommute, US)
    • Director, Advanced Analytics (Columbus, OH)
    • Senior Scientist, Healthcare Statistician - (Easton, MD)
    • Data Scientist - Quantcast (San Francisco, CA)
    • Senior Data Scientist - Netflix (Los Gatos, CA)
    • Development Analyst - Blue Health Intelligence (Chicago, IL)
    • Mobile Apps Analyst - Facebook (Menlo Park, CA)
    • Analytics Engineers - Facebook (Menlo Park, CA)
    • HRCP Analytics Specialist - McKinsey & Company (Greater New York, NY | Greater Chicago, IL)
    • @WalmartLabs - Data Scientists, 40 openings (San Francisco, CA)
    • Analytic/Forensic Professionnals - Deloitte (US, US)
    • Analytics Solutions Architect - Predixion (Telecommute, US)
    • Analyst, Predictive Analytics Team - Better World Books (South Bend, IN)
    • National Turnout Project Director - Tufts University (Medford, MA)
    • Senior Analyst, Data Analytics Team - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)
    • Statistical Data Analyst - Turbine (Needham MA)
    • Senior Operations Analyst - Peapod (Skokie, IL)
    • E-Merchandising Project Manager - Peapod (Skokie, IL)
    • Director of Algorithms - Guardian Analytics (Mountain View, CA)
    • Analytics Application Developer - Collectivei (NYC, NY)
    • Senior Operations Analyst -Peopod (Skokie, IL)
    • HRCP Analytics Specialist - McKinsey & Company (Greater New York, NY | Greater Chicago, IL)
    • Consultant, Predictive Analytics (New York City, NY | New Jersey | Boston | Philadelphia)
    • Data Scientist - Resonate (Reston, VA)
    • Quantitative Analyst - Resonate (Reston, VA)
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