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Social media analysis in the wake of the French presidential elections

Last year we woke up at least twice only to discover the voting results that we least expected. Have social media failed us or have we failed social media? What has changed since the last elections? Yesterday night, a panel of polling, social data and political experts discussed the state of social affairs at the

What skills do you require for your data project?

What skills do you require for your data project? Find the answers on my “Tech Skills Map” below. Funny enough, this is my takeaway from the Open Government Partnership Summit in Paris, which I attended last week. It all started at the OGP Summit in Paris The Open Government Partnership has 70 member countries and

“Data science”, why even bother?

At first, there was nescience and distrust. Data scientist: yet another prophetic buzzword? Haven’t we been dealing with data on a large scale for some time now? Do we really need to invent a new job (title) for each trend in a profession? In my starting career as communications consultant I have seen many nine

Is there a real future in data analysis for self-learners without a math degree?

Why ask this question? Many people must have been asking this question since media started trumpeting the “rise of data science”. The Harvard Business Review and Gartner announced a US-wide shortage of far more than 100 000 employees with data science skills by the end of this decade. Is this good news for anyone who is