Machine learning and health

As of 2012, about half of all adults, 117 million people have one or more chronic diseases. One of four adults has two or more chronic diseases (CDC) 84% of all health care spending in 2006 was for the 50% of the population who have one or more chronic health conditions. By 2020 the number of people (adults and children) with chronic conditions is projected to be 157 million people. By 2020, medical information to double every 73 By 2018, 40% of primary care encounters in the U.S. will be delivered virtually. Medical data is expected to double every 73 days by 2020. Also 80% of health data is invisible to current systems because it's unstructured. The measure of a patient's overall health goes beyond medical and genomic conditions. In fact, almost 75% of a patient's status is affected by a host of lifestyle factors like access to shelter, education, income... More...

The future is in the hands of data scientists

Ultimately, data science matters because it enables companies to operate and strategize more intelligently. It is all about adding substantial enterprise value by learning from data. "Data Scientist" has become a popular occupation with Harvard Business Review dubbing it "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century" and McKinsey & Company projecting a global excess demand of 1.5 million new data scientists. Đ•very organization has to decide its own trade-offs about data scientists department/team. For some, the benefits of an autonomous stand-alone team outweigh the risk of that team being marginalized. The term "data science" (originally used interchangeably with "datalogy") has existed for over thirty years and was used initially as a substitute for computer science by Peter Naur in 1960. For others, the organizational alignment of an integrated team doesn’t justify the challenges that model creates around hiring and culture. It’s up to you to pick the model that works best for your company. More...

How to check seniority of programmer?

How to check seniority of programmer? I find this "Junior/Senior Developer" title wrong and misleading because there's no real measurement unit for this. We are all Software Developers with less or more hands-on experience. We should not try to create a hierarchy for Software Developers, there's no point and it can harm the main focus point: a great-software development team.

However, in our world there are differentiating factors between a.k.a "a senior programmer" and other programmers varies from company to company but the general rules can be broken down into a few categories: broad work experience, job quality level, and salary. Senior programmers solve problems. In general, they spend much more time on defining the problem and building cognitive models before jumping into coding. They understand programming is one of the means to solve a problem, and it's not the only one, in fact, in most of times, other methods are much more efficient. The junior developer may say "I have no idea why it crashes, I am stuck." A senior cannot have that luxury. More...

Network of the top freelance software developers

Have a skill that you want to turn into a business? Great. if you are thinking about starting your own freelancing business to actually doing it. It is not built on idealistic scenarios but is based on my own experience of running such a business. Checkout an amazing training about how to run freelancing business by Doru Catana on Pluralsight. And so Doru founded and runs a marketing agency with global clients in a wide range of industries. His focus is on campaigns that convert and get new business through the door, not feel good campaigns. This article about toptal and only 3% of people who got accepted for the job. More...

Important role of inspiration and motivation

Steve Jobs was the quintessential example of an inspiring manager. But why is that so important? To become personally inspired, the best you can do is set up the optimal circumstances for inspiration. Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities. Inspiration may sometimes be overlooked because of its elusive nature. Its history of being treated as supernatural or divine hasn’t helped the situation. But as recent research shows, inspiration can be activated, captured, and manipulated, and it has a major effect on important life outcomes. More...