Starting a Data Science Project
I spoke in a Webinar this past Saturday about how to get into Data Science. One of the questions asked was “What does a typical day look like?”  I think there is a big opportunity to explain what really happens before any machine learning takes place for a large... Read more
Why Every Business Should Have a Data Protection Officer
It’s been over a month since the tumultuous installment of GDPR. This marks a sea change for data protection and privacy regulation worldwide. But in contrast to the commotion during the lead-up, the first month of the GDPR era has been mostly silent. Brussels has yet to announce any... Read more
Graduate Programs in Social Data Science to Commence at Oxford and the London School of Economics
This fall, new interdisciplinary master’s programs integrating social sciences and data science will commence at two of the UK’s top universities. Oxford University’s Oxford Internet Institute, a multi-disciplinary center for the study of social and computer sciences, will offer a 1-year MSc in Social Data Science to approximately 25... Read more
Benefits of Data Science Focused Career Fairs
Since the early 2010s, opportunities and positions in the data science field have been considered everything from “in-demand” to “sexy.” LinkedIn’s 2017 Emerging Jobs Report once again confirms this by illustrating how there are 9.8x more machine learning engineers and 6.5x more data scientists today than there were 5 years... Read more
How to Ace the In-Person Data Science Interview
I’ve written previously about my recent data science job hunt, but this article is solely devoted to the in-person interview. That full-day, try to razzle-dazzle em’, cross your fingers and hope you’re well prepared for what gets thrown at you. After attending a ton of these interviews, I’ve found... Read more
Drew Conway, PhD, Founder and CEO at Alluvium, Cofounder of DataKind discusses best practices for building strong data science teams at ODSC East 2018
Key Points: Hiring managers and business leaders often overestimate data scientists’ capabilities, resulting in inefficiencies in the hiring process and poor performance from data science teams The pre-interview process is crucial. It should involve thoughtful contemplation about the role and why it’s needed, and effective phone screens to ensure... Read more
Getting Your First Job in Data Science
Sponsored Post from Our Partners at Springboard.  Getting your first data science job might be challenging, but it’s possible to achieve this goal with the right resources. Before jumping into a data science career, these are  questions you should be able to answer: how do you break into the... Read more
4 Unexpected Ways Data Science Makes Life Easier
Countless newspapers, periodicals and platforms have stated that the data scientists is the sexiest job... Read more
3 Top Tips for a Data Science Career Fair to Keep in Mind
Spring is one of the hottest seasons for hiring. University students prepare to graduate. Companies organize budgets and projects for the rest of the year. Conferences and meet-ups pull together networking capabilities for these two different groups to connect. For job seekers in growing fields like data science and... Read more
How a Start in Reality Television Showed Me Success in Data Science
Fun trivia fact: I have a background in reality television. No, I wasn’t on camera, but I was one of the guys behind the scenes making sure all the magic happened. Somehow, now I am immersed in the data science and technology space. I’ve had people ask me, “How... Read more