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Blackjack taught Twitter’s Sid Patil about data science. Here’s what it can teach you

Sid Patil is an interesting character. Head of data science at Twitter, Sid held senior analytics posts at DemandTec before becoming chief science officer at Freshplum. You could say that he’s an acquired talent.

But Patil’s interest in analytics and data has a Hollywood-style origin — well, at the very least, Atlantic City. You see, Patil was part of the West Coast Blackjack Club, the group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students that went on to be featured in the book Bringing Down the House and the movie 21.

Source: venturebeat.com
Author: Stewart Rogers

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