The Battle for Data Science Jeffrey D. Ullman Stanford University
This reminds me “disco sucks”. Finally people have spoken. I am into automata, compilers, and algorithms now, good to see people speak up.
Competitors are not expected to solve someone’s problem, and are not evaluated on the quality of their solution. Rather, “awards were given for best data visualization, best use of external data, and best insight.” In other words, you win a statistical hackathon by doing something of interest to statisticians, not by solving someone else’s problem. I hope the reader appreciates the opposite approach, where the goal is to serve, not to amuse oneself. That approach, for example, is what drives the computer-science-oriented Kaggle competitions