Friday, December 5, 2014

The Very First Post on Data Science

Since I have been a blogger since 2010, the blogging was never a new thing to me except its highly addictive. My Sinhalese Blog තරු බ්ලොග් සටහන is my very first experience with blogging. Several people read and commented my blog and I was very happy at that time. There were few changes happened. I shifted to two custom domains but never had time to update the  log so they were expired. So I thought now that whats wrong with my old domain? Yes, its a blogspot sub domain but it will do.So I am to come again to blogging world.

Ever since I needed to do my own English blog. Didn't had any clue what to write but I have it now. After I listen to the very first lecture about Data Bases from Dr.Mahen at UCSC, I was really interested in it. There were lot to do but SQL seems like a pretty good language for me. I still remember what Dr.Mahen said, "In SQL, you dont have to write HOW to do it, tell only WHAT to do". After the semester I had "A" for DBMS and ever since, I wanted to be a DBA. I was very good at ER diagrams, writing SQL queries and many people asked me when they have a problem.

In 2013 research symposium of UCSC. I herd the word "Data Science" along with

  Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
The person who quoted this statement is Dr. Srinath Perera Director - Research, WSO2 who was the chief guest of the research symposium. I came home and read the original article from Harvard Business review . Its true what he said. I am truly inspired and I wanted to go in that career path. Its really amazing. I choose Data Mining(Only subject that was relevant to my path and One of a hardest subject and only five of us from the batch choose it) and I am the only one holding a A to the subject. But there is a lot to learn to be a Data Scientist. So where to start, There was a course started in Coursera, I followed that and earned the certificate. But more than the certificate, what I learned was amazing. Have to talk about it in a different post. 

So I wanted to start this blog and share my knowledge and also help to others those who willing to follow this new career path. So lets meet in another post. Bye!