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Episode 23 – From Admissions Counselor to Data Scientist with Infinite Campus’ Dan Jarratt, Part Two

In part two of Brad and Thom’s conversation with Dan Jarratt, Data Scientist at Infinite Campus, we learn more about how secondary school learning management system data can be leveraged to create a drop out early warning system.  Dan walks us through the process they used to find a data signal in a dataset of 8 million students using machine learning and discusses what they learned about secondary school drop out.  But the technical details are only part of the story.  Dan explains how a commitment to understanding people and relationship building are the real key ingredient to the effectiveness of any data project. Oh, and how can data science help you optimize your cocktails?  Yeah, we went there too.

References:  Infinite Campus:  https://www.infinitecampus.com  Pygmalion Effect:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_effect  The 12 Bottle Bar: http://12bottlebar.com  Wikidata:  http://www.Wikidata.org


Artist: Kevin MacLeod, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/

Track: AcidJazz, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Jazz_Sampler/AcidJazz_1430

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