How to Become a Freelance Data Scientist
When the demand for workers in a particular professional field rises, it tends to be easier to act as a freelancer in that profession. Routinely, companies may prefer to hire full-time staff, but if they’re scrambling to fill roles, hiring an independent contractor may be on the table. We’re... Read more
Forging a Career Path in Data Science From Beginner to Expert – ODSC Career Expo
Data Science, data engineering, and machine learning jobs continue to rank as some of the most sought after and highly paid jobs on the planet, according to Thinknum. However, finding the right job is more important than ever. This may be a lucrative field, but many quickly find that... Read more
Here’s Why You Aren’t Getting a Job in Data Science
We constantly hear about the rising demand for data science skills coupled with the shortage of data scientists to fill this growing need. This disparity seems like a true opportunity for those seeking career positions in the field, yet stories abound describing how tough it is to land a... Read more
How to Develop the Five Soft Skills That Will Make You a Great Analyst
Analysts often assume that the best way to advance their careers or provide more value is to improve their technical chops. While it’s true that you need a baseline of technical skills to conduct analysis, most of us need further development of our soft skills rather than further honing... Read more
Here’s Why You Can’t Hire a Data Scientist
As a business owner, you may be seeking a data scientist to help you derive value from your company’s data assets. This is a strategic move, one that your competitors are likely making as well, so you want to make this important hire count. In this article, I will... Read more
7 Reasons to Start (or Update) Your Github Profile
If you’re working in computer science, you’re part of the fourth industrial revolution. A big part of that revolution is access to open source code and libraries that can help you build your dream projects. You do this to land a job, but how do potential employers know what... Read more
The Citizen Data Science Path To Becoming A Data Scientist
Data science is a wide open field, so how do you get in on the action? Much of what you read about the job field cites master’s degrees and PhDs, but the truth is most companies don’t need such high-level skills. Citizen data scientists bridge an essential gap between... Read more
3 Things Your Boss Won’t Care About in Your Data Visualizations
Data Visualization is a critical part of your job as a data scientist, but it does require a bit of skill and a bit of intuition. Visualizations have incredible power to both inform and obscure, so getting the fundamentals of visualization down is a foundational data science skill. When... Read more
How to Learn Data Science for Free
I get asked all the time, “How can I become a data scientist?” The query comes from all sorts of people who see the many opportunities presented by this growing and dynamic field. My initial response is to obtain the educational foundation for doing data science: computer science, applied... Read more
Top MOOCs for Data Science in 2019
With all the people now trying to transition into the field of data science, it’s no wonder that “data science education” has become a pretty big commodity these days. Just about every week I hear of some new academic program, boot camp, specialization series, or Massive Open Online Course... Read more