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Adversarial Learning

@akm and @joelgrus talk about data, science, data science, Dave Shing, and whatever else we feel like
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Nov 8, 2019

Our guest this week is Pardis Noorzad (@djpardis), former data science manager at Twitter and now Head of Data Science at Carbon Health. Our conversation spans a wide range of topics:

  • the Tenderloin
  • Carbon Health
  • what Duran Duran has to do with Black History Month
  • the "cold start problem" for becoming a DJ
  • how long it takes to achieve domain expertise
  • how many people there are in Canada
  • how getting that first data science job is like DJ-ing
  • loyalty
  • the Go programming language
  • the Hopper-Causey effect
  • data science as quality control

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Oct 30, 2019

Our guest this episode is Carl Gold (@carl24k),
Chief Data Scientist at Zuora and author of the forthcoming book
Fighting Churn with Data.
Use the discount code podadvl19 to save some unspecified amount on it.

Topics include

* churn
* writing a book
* churn
* running a subscription business
* churn
* domain expertise
* p-hacking
* churn
* how Joel picks what song to use for the podcast intro
* churn

May 24, 2019

On this episode, Andrew is joined by Joel Grus (@joelgrus), the author of Data Science from Scratch, whose second edition just came out. They discuss spreadsheets, writing a book, Python 3, type annotations, Jupyter notebooks, reproducibility, and what it's like to do standup comedy at a conference that has a code of conduct.

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Mar 12, 2019

Our guest this episode is data scientist Peadar Coyle.

Topics include

  • Brexit
  • whether Europe is a Python continent or an R continent
  • GDPR
  • how data science is different in Europe than it is in the USA
  • Joel's stock rant against "domain expertise"
  • PyMC3 and Bayesian Analysis
  • teaching online courses
  • whether "primer" is pronounced "primer" or "primer"
  • what Joel and Andrew are most excited about in data science

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Feb 4, 2019

Adversarial Learning is back from hiatus!

Our guest is famous data scientist Josh Wills.
We discuss why Josh is a famous data scientist,
what it's like working at Slack,
data science conferences,
NLP's "imagenet moment",
whether Joel should remove the MapReduce chapter from the 2nd edition of Data Science from Scratch,
and which is the best Rush album.

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