The practitioner data scientist

What exactly do data scientists do in the workplace? I’m working on a larger post related to practitioners of data science. Some companies have had data scientists or employees that would with advanced applied statistics for years. Individuals that work with big data to help provide business intelligence services do exist.

A long time ago, in a start-up rich land… I first started working with databases during the second half of 1998. For those of you following the timeline at home, that is about 15 years ago. For more than a decade, I have had the opportunity to work with automated online data collection techniques.

My custom internet spider has been collection data for years. Last year I was able to complete an update to the spider. The code was rewritten during some of my downtime. I routinely publish papers related to social media, data mining, automated data collection, and various methods of computational social network analysis.