Chapter 19

Ten Great Resources for Data Miners

Fresh information about data mining is made available to you every single day through specialty analytics sites, blogs, professional organizations, and even in the news. Deepen your data-mining knowledge with these resources.

Society of Data Miners

Professional organizations help members to advance their knowledge and careers. Members build networks by meeting peers and more experienced practitioners. They sharpen knowledge through ongoing education. And they protect the profession in a variety of ways, such as establishing meaningful professional certification, establishing ethical standards, and even lobbying on public issues that affect members. The Society of Data Miners (, founded in 2013, is the first professional organization devoted specifically to data mining.


KDnuggets ( is a key data-mining industry news site. Hosted by respected data miner Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, KDnuggets provides an active stream of information about data-mining issues, events, jobs, and tools.

It’s worth your while to have a peek at KDnuggets on a regular basis. Posts here keep you up to date on hot issues in data mining and related topics. And it’s a good starting place for information that may not be utterly new, but is still new to you. Links right on the home page, well-organized by subject, guide you to a wide variety of information resources. Subjects covered include basics like software, classes, ...

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