Hacker Bits, May 2016 Issue

Hacker Bits, May 2016 Issue

Life as a tech professional ain’t easy…

I know because y’all wrote in to Hacker Bits! Among the top issues were keeping up with the onslaught of new technology and maintaining work-life balance. But have no fear… :)

In this issue of Hacker Bits, we chat with John Sonmez on how tech professionals can become better at their jobs and lead rich, fulfilled lives.

Hint: The trick is learning to learn.

Check out the new issue.

Hacker Bits, Mar 2016 Issue

Hacker Bits, Mar 2016

Wow! What a month! We just put the finishing touches on the March 2016 issue of Hacker Bits.

The issue line-up is a great mix of startups, programming bits, opinion pieces topped off with a DIY camera article!

A ton has happened since the February issue.

Read on for the latest issue and all the changes we’ve made…

21 better ways to read Hacker News – which is your favorite?

21 better ways to read Hacker News

Hacker News is one of my favorite sites to catch up on technology and startup news, but navigating the minimalistic site can sometimes be a little ahem tedious.

No, I get it, simple is good.

But the all text interface can be taxing on the eyes when there are tons of links to scroll through.

If you’re hankering for a better way to read the posts on Hacker News (especially on an IPhone or other mobile device), here’s a roundup of 21 better ways to read Hacker News without the eyestrain.

Hacker Bits, Feb 2016 Issue

Hacker Bits, Feb 2016

UPDATE (Jan-28): We got a number of emails about a physical print edition — we’ve published Hacker Bits on MagCloud to now offer a print edition!

We (Maureen and I) are launching hackerbits.com.

Hacker Bits is a curated collection of the most popular articles on Hacker News – a social news website widely considered among programmers and startup founders to be the best of its kind.

Every month, we select from the top voted articles and publish them in magazine format.

Read on for how to get the latest issue and the articles!

Coursera Machine Learning review

Machine Learning - Stanford University

If you want to get the lowdown on Coursera’s Machine Learning course in one place, then you’ll LOVE this review.

Just curious about machine learning or this course, you’ll love this review, too! :)

I personally took the course and reviewed the course structure, logistics, assignments and much more.

Check it out!

Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain R

Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain R

Knowing the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms is awesome.

Knowing how to USE the top 10 data mining algorithms in R is even more awesome.

That’s when you can slap a big ol’ “S” on your chest…

…because you’ll be unstoppable!

Today, I’m going to take you step-by-step through how to use each of the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.

By the end of this post…

You’ll have 10 insanely actionable data mining superpowers that you’ll be able to use right away.

Top 10 data mining algorithms in plain English

Top 10 Data Mining Algorithms

Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.

Once you know what they are, how they work, what they do and where you can find them, my hope is you’ll have this blog post as a springboard to learn even more about data mining.

What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

History of data mining

History of Data Mining

Data mining is everywhere, but its story starts many years before Moneyball and Edward Snowden. The following are major milestones and “firsts” in the history of data mining plus how it’s evolved and blended with data science and big data.