Twitter Addresses Data Analysis Skill Shortage with UC Berkeley Online Learning Class

By Tanya Roscorla, Center for Digital Ed

An elective class arms students with big data analysis skills that are in high demand. In general, people with big data analysis skills and real experience are hard to find, said Gilad Mishne, engineering manager of search at Twitter. And competition between companies for these skilled people is hot, especially in the Silicon Valley. Because users send 400 million tweets a day, Twitter needs complex algorithms to analyze all that data. And it needs skilled engineers to do the job. So it partnered with UC Berkeley on a class that teaches students how to analyze data using real tweets.

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