Thanks so much for this comment. I could not agree with you more. To me, it is sad how much great data is going to waste in the engineering field. I spoke with a colleage about this last week and he suggested that, in private sector, engineers just don't have the bottom line incentive to perform the analysis. They just let the data sit there and they do what they always have done because it takes less time. Little do they know that using the data could ultimately optimize the process and save them resources. I think, people generally just don't care - Sad!
So that leaves universities and government to set the precedent, since these sector are driven more by public betterment, and less by profit margins. I would be greatly interested to hear your thoughts on projects on which I am collaborating, being that you are knowledgable of both fields. I am starting a collab on earthquake data from Twitter stream API and USGS. I am keen on pulling the lat long data so that I can run stats spatially as well temporaly. This is such exciting stuff, at least to me anyway!
I can't edit the post here on SmartDataCo, but I can add listings on the page at my website (which is getting more views). Here is a link to that page: http://www.bigdatagal.com/big-data-4/ The only thing is that I am only featuring free training resources on this post and I did not see any free data science skill training resources at your site. Are you all planning to launch some of those? If so, I would be happy to promote them on this page... Great to connect with you, Cheers, Lillian