Don’t forget the “Science” in Data Science

Just a reminder to everyone out there: This isn’t Data Magic….it is Data Science.  The word ‘science’ is included there for a reason. I would LOVE for magic to be involved in data analytics. I could then whip up a couple of spells and say “abra cadabra’ and have my data tell me something meaningful. […]

Who Owns Risk?

This is a guest post from Christine Sato Proper risk management is vital to any project manager. Any big project is sure to have a great deal of risk, which needs to be identified and evaluated. The ability to accurately identify the risk factors and gauge the stakes of a given project is instrumental to proper […]

Foto Friday – Shining Light, Cascade Creek

This is a multi-bracket, slow shutter capture of Cascade Creek near Durango CO. Captured with Canon 5DsR and Canon 16-35 f/4 L. Purchase a copy of “Shining Light” here.

A tale of two employees

I was recently talking to a CIO friend of mine.  She has a really good team of people working for her and has recently gone through a hiring spell where she has six new-ish employees on her staff. All six have been at the company from anywhere between 1 month to 7 months. While talking […]

Foto Friday – Middle of Cascade Creek, Colorado

A capture of some of the rapids in Cascade Creek. Captured Canon 5DsR, Canon 16-35 f/4 L. Purchase an image of Middle of Cascade Creek.

Foto Friday – Bakers Bridge Area, Durango CO

The area just to the ‘left’ of this photo is Bakers Bridge, where they filmed part of the ‘jump’ scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Captured with Canon 5DsR and Canon 16-45 f/4 L.  

You (probably) don’t need Machine Learning

Statistically speaking, you and/or your company really don’t need machine learning. By ‘statistically speaking’, I mean that most companies today have no absolutely no need for machine learning (ML). The majority of problems that companies want to throw at machine learning are fairly straightforward problems be ‘solved’ with a form of regression.  They may not be the simple […]

Foto Friday – Bridge across the Animas River

This is a time lapse + multiple exposures of the Animas River in Durango CO. Captured with Canon 5DsR and Canon 16-45 f/4 L.

Your data project is going to fail

I hate to be the bearer of bad news….but your data project is going to fail. Maybe not the one you’re working on today. Maybe not the one you’re starting next month. Heck, maybe not the one you don’t even know about yet…but at some point in the future – if you stay in the data world […]

Foto Friday – Sandia Mountain Sunset

A capture of the sunset hitting the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque NM.Captured with Canon 5DsR and Canon 16-45 f/4 L.   Purchase a copy of Sandia Mountain Sunset