This series is dedicated to highlighting contribution and young people learning how to make a difference. In our exploration, we dive into what’s happening, what’s coming and how schools might prepare.
The result of our hundreds of yearly school visits where we get the opportunity to see high-quality teaching and learning in action. We share stories that highlight best practices, lessons learned and next-gen teaching practice.
1. “Data scientist” Is the New Community Manager: In 2011, data science job openings will see a rise in number similar to the gaggle of community management and social media marketing gigs that materialized out of the ether nearly three years ago.
2. Data Management Will Become a Real Industry: Facebook is becoming an example of allowing data that is accessible and transportable and managed by its rightful owner–you.
3. The Floodgates Are Opening: Data is making its way back to the open; no longer “Why would I make my data available?” but rather ” How do I make my data avaliable?” and “What do I need to know to do it right?”.
4. Big Data Will Become a Regulated Industry: In 2011, the government will step in and start regulating the acquisition, use and distribution of data by Internet companies, starting with the low-hanging fruit, but quickly moving on to less obvious candidates.
5. You’ll Be Sick of Hearing About Data (If You’re Not Already): Expect to see more data meetups, and data conferences, more data-driven jobs and data-driven publishing decisions.
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