Growing Data Science and Analytics – Countering Disruption with Numbers

In the first part of this series, Poinwest’s budding Data Scientists talked about how they got introduced to the world of Data Science. In this second of two parts, we will see how they fared in the bootcamp, as well as their thoughts on its implications to the state of Big Data in the Philippines. Data Science – By the Numbers? The bootcamp involved many of the basics in practicing Data Science: Statistics, Programming, and translating the processed data into useful results for decision-making. Most of the exercises were familiar to the bootcampers, having learned some in college. In contrast, the participants all note some difficulty with the programming classes, which could be attributed to the lack of coding units in Statistics courses in the country. Rustico added that some…


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