Drew Conway is a Ph.D. student in Politics at New York University and the co-ordinator of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup. He is the creator of the famous (or infamous) data science Venn diagram, the basis for our R function to determine if your a data scientist. He is also the co-author of Machine Learning for Hackers, a book of case studies that illustrates data science from a hacker’s perspective.
scientist, or something else?
You are in the department of politics? How is it being a “data
person” in a non-computational department?
Is that what inspired you to create the New York Open Statistical Meetup?
You created the data science Venn diagram. Where do you fall on the diagram?
I see that a lot of your software (including R packages) are on Github. Do you post them on CRAN as well? Do you think R developers will eventually move to Github from CRAN?
What inspired you to write, “Machine Learning for Hackers”? Who
was your target audience?