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Episode 16 - The Silicon Valley Episode

Episode 16 - The Silicon Valley Episode

Roger and Hilary are back, with Hilary broadcasting from the west coast. Hilary and Roger discuss the possibility of scaling data analysis and how that may or may not work for companies like Palantir. Also, the latest on Theranos and the release of data from OkCupid.

Show notes:

BuzzFeed Article on Palantir: https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/inside-palantir-silicon-valleys-most-secretive-company

Roger’s Simply Statistics post on Palantir: http://simplystatistics.org/2016/05/11/palantir-struggles/

Looker: https://looker.com

Data science done well looks easy: http://simplystatistics.org/2015/03/17/data-science-done-well-looks-easy-and-that-is-a-big-problem-for-data-scientists/

Latest on Theranos: http://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-voids-two-years-of-edison-blood-test-results-1463616976

OkCupid Data Release: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/12/11666116/70000-okcupid-users-data-release

Secret history of Silicon Valley: http://fr.slideshare.net/sblank/secret-history-why-stanford-and

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