Jim Blomo (@jimblomo) is passionate about putting data to work by developing robust, elegant systems. At Yelp, he manages a growing data mining team that uses Hadoop, mrjob, and oddjob to process TBs of data. Before Yelp, he built infrastructure for startups and Amazon.
Jim also lectures at UC Berkeley's School of information on Data Mining and Web Architecture and has presented at conferences such as AWS re:Invent and Wolfram Alpha Data Summit.
Webcast: How We Build Data Mining Teams at Yelp June 18, 2013
Starting and growing a data science team doesn't have to be a risky proposition. By balancing long term strategy and technology goals with immediate business demands, your data science team can quickly become productive and enjoy sustained growth.