This year I plan to focus on learning more about “Big Data” and its related technologies, such as machine learning. Currently, I’m planning on studying Hadoop, R, and Python. What other technologies do you think should be added to this list?
It’s a new year, and a new opportunity to update skill sets! So far, my poll indicates that the most popular technologies for the upcoming year (at least for those who answered the poll) will be jQuery and Python. Given the increased number of articles and blog posts about jQuery and also Python’s use in the world of “Big Data”, I’m not surprised.
There are plenty of free classes and tutorials out there for Python; I’m currently working on the CS 101 class from Udacity now, and will be looking at Kaggle for some experience using Python for data science.