We just interviewed the legendary John Sall, co -founder of SAS Institute. What can I say? Mr Sall is awesome and shows us why here
6. Do you still write code? Describe what keeps you motivated in coding.
I do still write code. It’s something I enjoy, and I’m good at it. I like to express myself in code. Writing code helps me to understand the development process so that I can make better judgments about it.
I just got interviewed rather extensively at http://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2015/02/interview-expert-ajay-ohri-founder-decisionstats-com/
Interview with Industry expert – Ajay Ohri
Kunal: You started data science career much before people would have heard about it and it became one of the hottest field around. What were the challenges that you faced during the initial stages of your professional career?
Ajay: Cool question man. Yeah it used to be called business analytics, then data analytics and now its data science. What will they call it next?
Initial challenges: R was raw (this was 2007) , SAS was expensive, even Open Office was not so good as it is now. Getting a pipeline of work, leads for clients, converting leads to contracts and chasing people to pay me after work done were initial challenges.
you can read the rest of the interview at http://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2015/02/interview-expert-ajay-ohri-founder-decisionstats-com/
My second book – R for Cloud Computing : An Approach for Data Scientists is now ready for sale ( ebook). Softcover should be available within a month. Some of you have already booked an online review copy. It has taken me 2 years to write this book, and as always I accept all feedback on how to be a better writer.
I would like to especially thank Hannah Bracken of Springer Publishing for this.
and I dedicate this book to my 7 year son Kush.
“Everything that is good in me, come from your love, Kush“