Data Science interns for Decisionstats.com

if you want to be a data scientist apply here

https://www.letsintern.com/internship/Data-Scientist-internships/Decisionstats/Data-Science-Interns/87226#

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

About Internship:

Seeking a person who wants to be a data scientist, has an aptitude for numbers, code or even enthusiasm for the same. Successful intern will train and learn cutting edge technologies and deliver code, blog posts and research articles

Roles And Responsibilities:

1. Learn Data Science languages like R Python SAS for free
2. Learn Data Science techniques like machine learning, data visualization, deep learning for free
3. Write and execute research articles that demonstrate their learning

Perks:

1. Ice cream
2. Lots of cutting edge learning for free

NO. OF POSITIONS

4

SKILLS REQUIRED

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Apply by: 28th Apr `18

STIPEND

Rs. 7500-10000

ABOUT COMPANY

One of the oldest and pioneering names in Data Science Training and Consulting. Founded in 2007 by Ajay Ohri, author of two books on R Programming. DecisionStats offers cutting edge programs in consulting and training in R, Python and SAS languages

Writing Internships for Decisionstats.com

if you want to be a writer and want an internship apply here

https://www.letsintern.com/internship/Writer-internships/Decisionstats/Literature-Students-Internship/87219

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

About Internship:

We are seeking an intern who is an undergraduate Literature Student with impeccable English to help with proof reading, polishing and writing memoirs/ fiction/ science fiction for our publishing arm

Skills
1. English Grammar
2. English Writing
3. English Speaking
4. Membership of Literature studies in a good Delhi University or other college

Roles And Responsibilities:

1. Proof read existing material
2. Assist writing
3. Brainstorm on literary examples and comparables

Perks:

1. Occasional Ice cream
2. Good exposure to writing by a author who has published 3 tech and self published 4 poetry books

NO. OF POSITIONS

2

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Apply by: 28th Apr `18

STIPEND

Rs. 10000-12000

ABOUT COMPANY

One of the oldest and pioneering names in Data Science Training and Consulting. Founded in 2007 by Ajay Ohri, author of two books on R Programming. DecisionStats offers cutting edge programs in consulting and training in R, Python and SAS languages

Safeguarding your data in the era of electoral hackers

  1. Delete Apps connected to LinkedIn  at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/permitted-services
  2. Delete Apps connected to Facebook  at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications
  3. Delete Apps connected to Google Accounts https://myaccount.google.com/security?&pli=1#connectedapps

That should reduce your digital threat footprint

Next up should be a anti-phishing bot

 

#fixfacebook rather than #deletefacebook

While I have written articles on mining Facebook data using R (here https://decisionstats.com/2014/05/10/analyzing-facebook-networks-using-rstats/ ) I view it as a place to share photos (from Instagram and Whatsapp) and keep in touch. Deleting facebook means deleting most of my adult memories- or deleting  baby along with bath water. FB has smart people. Surely they can find the energy and focus to fix this before it goes worse

Using Interface Design for Click Fraud and Fat Finger Clicks

By making the X button harder to trace, and making the AD cover the whole view (of video or website (see http://www.hindustantimes.com and youtube.com)

 

 

Both Social Media, Websites and Mobile Ads are encouraging deceptive Click Through Rates. (Porn sites of course are the innovators in this)

Part of this is a reaction for ad-blocking software.

the combat between the two would be interesting to watch

http://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-cracks-ads-trick-fat-thumbs-click/310051/

Facebook Cracks Down on ‘Fat-Finger’ Accidental Ad Clicks

If a person bounces back from an ad in less than two seconds, Facebook won't charge for the click.
If a person bounces back from an ad in less than two seconds, Facebook won’t charge for the click. Credit: istock

Facebook wants to fix the pile-up of “fat fingers” and hair-trigger mobile ads that lead to unintended clicks.

The company has decided to stop charging advertisers in its Facebook Audience Network if a person clicks on a mobike ad but backtracks within two seconds. That’s a telltale sign of an accidental click, according to Brett Vogel, Facebook’s product marketing manager.

I love my company but I hate my boss

 

 

(a parable )

The principal–agent problem, in political science and economics, (also known as agency dilemma or the agency problem) occurs when one person or entity (the “agent”) is able to make decisions on behalf of, or that impact, another person or entity: the “principal”.[1] This dilemma exists in circumstances where agents are motivated to act in their own best interests, which are contrary to those of their principals, and is an example of moral hazard. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal%E2%80%93agent_problem)

Why do people join companies and startups but leave bosses? because a BOSS does not have the same ownership or value system as the company has. A project manager is focused on expanding his project not how profitable it is or long term effects.

A Boss is more concerned with his bonus- and will let go of good people to meet his cost /billing ratio targets. By doing so he can say he achieved profit by replacing high quality high cost resources with others.But in truth he may have damaged the company’s image as a potential recruiter 

The real challenge then arises for company founders/ owners to create metrics to avoid agency conflict. or to align individual metrics to global company metrics. This is true because many teams need to work together but they have different goals.

The product team wants to push the  latest release of product to get feedback on bugs, but the client services team wants to resist it and stick to stable builds (an example)

However the sum of a local optima is rarely a global optimum, mathematically speaking. A local optimum is whatever is best for the performance of an individual part, whereas the global optimum is what is best for the performance of the system as a whole.  Hat tip – http://bit.ly/2Iyp3pc for amazing insights and images

many people unknowingly subscribe to a defunct management philosophy: that you can improve the performance of a company as a whole by individually improving the performance of its parts.

from the Boss’s perspective, probably the local optima is their global optima as it keep them safe from being overtaken by people better than them.

the job of founders and senior management to neutralize this very human insecurity

That is why culture eats strategy for lunch. But how do you quantify culture?  (to be continued)