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Whenever I present at a conference, I try and make sure to include references to the topics I discuss in the session. That means you either need a lot of handouts, or I need to wait for you to take lots of notes. While note-taking is essential, writing out web links (especially long ones) is not a good use of your time. So I post the references here on my blog, with the tag “Link Lists” and you can simply write down one small URL to get to them all.
This topic deals with the skills needed to become a data professional. I’ll include references here on the role of a data professional, and also some places where you can drill in further for the skills that you need to fill those roles. I’ll try and keep this list updated, and if you have some information on any of these topics, feel free to leave that as a comment below. This list isn’t meant to be an exhaustive web search of all the technologies and concepts I mentioned, but it does cover the references I cited in the talk.
The Data Professional Roles
http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=sqlserver&seqNum=299 – The Data Professional
http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=sqlserver&seqNum=247 - Becoming a DBA
http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=sqlserver&seqNum=132 – DBA Levels
http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=sqlserver&seqNum=131 – Certification
http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=sqlserver&seqNum=356 – SQL Server Development Plan
http://www.simple-talk.com/opinion/opinion-pieces/learn-where-you-are/ - Learn where you are
Groups and Associations:
http://www.simple-talk.com/opinion/opinion-pieces/the-value-of-professional-associations/ - The value of professional associations
http://www.sqlpass.org/ - The Professional Organization for SQL Server
http://www.sigkdd.org/ - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIG for Knowledge Discovery from data
http://www.sigmod.org/ - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIG for Data Management
Data Technology Futures
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/big-data-is-just-a-fad/ - “Big Data” is just a fad
http://www.faithpopcorn.com/ - Demographic trends and predictions (Click “Tredbank” when you open the link)
http://blogs.the451group.com/information_management/2013/02/04/updated-database-lanscape-map-february-2013/ - Database Landscape Map
http://pragprog.com/book/rwdata/seven-databases-in-seven-weeks - Seven Databases in Seven Weeks
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/06/what-is-data-science.html - What is Data Science?
http://www.ocdqblog.com/home/demystifying-data-science.html - Demystifying Data Science
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/setting-up-a-data-science-laboratory/ - Setting up a data science laboratory system
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/mission-critical-database-design/ - Data Design Checklist
http://www.goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/81991-data-science - Goodreads Data Science list
Special Interest Groups
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Data-Science-Central-4298680 - LinkedIn Data Science Group
http://amstat.org/ - American Statistical Society
http://www.rss.org.uk/site/cms/contentChapterView.asp?chapter=1 – The Royal Statistical Society
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There you go!!!