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As large datasets come together exciting and unexpected things can happen. Human behavior is high dimensional, so combining many diverse datasets is critical to revealing actionable insights.

As large datasets come together exciting and unexpected things can happen. Human behavior is high dimensional, so combining many diverse datasets is critical to revealing actionable insights.

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  • 1. Data Mashups May 12, 2011 Data Scientist Summit Turning Data Exhaust into Pete Skomoroch LinkedIn Insights @peteskomoroch
  • 2. We have an explosion of data • DataWrangling • InfoChimps • Data.gov • Factual • SimpleGeo
  • 3. And the tools to make sense of it • Hadoop • NoSQL •R • Python • Mechanical Turk
  • 4. Diverse datasets = better signal
  • 5. Find a meaningful problem • Identify pain points • Work on stuff that matters • Focus on underutilized data http://www.flickr.com/photos/aloshbennett/
  • 6. Trendingtopics.org @hourlytrends
  • 7. LinkedIn Skills
  • 8. The best mashups are actionable • Reveal patterns • Enable predictions • Recommendations
  • 9. Mashup: Skills & Cities
  • 10. Yuba City, California: 21.3% Unemployment
  • 11. Ames, Iowa: 4.7% Unemployment
  • 12. Make data mashups work for you • Open Data = powerful mashups • Mashup > sum of its parts • Focus on meaningful problems • Actionable mashups are better