panel session

IDCC13: What’s in a name? The ‘data scientist’ symposium

The IDCC symposium this year was on ‘What is a data scientist?’ After some shuffling of chairs, Liz Lyon opened proceedings with a quick show of hands on who thought they were a data engineer, data analyst, data librarian, data steward, data journalist or data publisher? Data librarian and data steward got the biggest response, but would these people call themselves data scientists? Or are there other terms they would use?

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