How to Grab a Slice of the Big Data Pie | Visual Studio Magazine

By Nick Price

5-9-2013 12-01-16 PMMadison Logic CTO, Mark Herschberg, was recently featured in an article by Visual Studio Magazine where he shared his thoughts on what it takes to assemble a successful Data Science team.

“A good data scientist has a combination of three different skills: data modeling, programming and business analysis,” Herschberg said. “The data modeling is the hardest. Most candidates have a masters degree or PhD in math or science and have worked with various statistical models. They have programming skills–not so much the type to let you build a scalable enterprise system, but in that they can access the database and move data around. They are probably better at R and sci py (a type of Python) than at building a Web application. They also are familiar with tools like Hadoop and NoSQL databases. Finally, they have some basic business sense, so [they] will know how to ask meaningful business questions of the data.

You can read the rest of the article over at Visual Studio Magazine. 
If you’d like to inquire about Madison Logic’s open call for a Data Scientist, please send a letter and resume to

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