Working on a few things this week. In addition to keeping up with the Hadoop course I mentioned in a previous post, I’m working on prepping some data to create visualizations related to commuting in Michigan. This is publicly available data and I’ll post more about it soon.

In addition, I stumbled across a website called kaggle.com. If you’re interested in the topic of big data analytics, you should take a look at their site. They host worldwide competitions, many with cash prizes, where individuals or teams strive to develop the best predictive algorithms given a dataset. They also have great info for learning the associated techniques. I’ve posted in a quick video overview below.

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