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DJ Patil Lessons Learned from Making Data Product

DJ Patil, Leading Data Scientist turned Venture Capitalist, talks about lessons he learned from making data products. What is the truth and the hype about big data?

Very interesting talk given at Stanford in April 2013 by DJ Patil, @dpatil, Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock partners and former Head of Data Products, Chief Scientist, and Chief Security Officer at LinkedIn.

He looks at what are the data products and what are lessons learned.

He explains Dan Ariely quote

Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.

Building Data Products must be an arc of progression

What data do we start with?

The heavy lifting of cleanup and preparation IS the problem.

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