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5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Beginner Data Scientist
In recent memory with the growth of AI, data science has expanded into an even more attractive career option. It’s a career that is usually well-paid; plus, assignments are almost always fascinating. What should newcomers do to be successful in this area? There are few things to pay extra... Read more
Kick-Start Your Data Science Career By Sharing Your Work
I’m asked all the time, on places like LinkedIn and Quora, how a newbie can kick-start a data science career in the field to get noticed and get hired. I’ve responded in a number of different ways in the past couple of years, but now I’m confident the best... Read more
15 Common Mistakes Made By Newbie Data Scientists
Junior data scientists are flooding the field as more and more people are transitioning from other areas, some very loosely related to data-driven professions. As a result, there often is a disconnect with the skillsets these “newbies” bring to the table. After all, there is only so much that... Read more
Five Interview Questions to Predict a Good Data Scientist
For those of us in the profession, we’re constantly being reminded of the drastic shortage of data scientists. It’s only going to get worse before it gets better since the demand for technologies like machine learning, AI, and deep learning are on such an upward trajectory. As a result... Read more
9 Reasons Why You Should Go To a Career Fair
Tech companies have been known to ask… interesting…questions during interviews, such as the famous “How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus?” (It’s 660,000, apparently.) Whether it’s at Google, Facebook, Apple, or another company hiring for a data science position, you can bet that the interview(s) will be... Read more
What Are the Best European Cities for Jobs in Data Science?
Within the past few months, European cities have entered the global stage to compete in an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race with tech hubs in the United States and China. While the high concentration of innovative companies in Silicon Valley or the busy streets lined with Fortune 500 companies... Read more
What Getting a Job in Data Science Might Look Like
I’ve read a number of articles stating how hard it was to get into Analytics and Data Science. This hasn’t been my experience, so I wanted to share. We’ll look at interviewing, the tools I currently use, what parts of industry I wasn’t prepared for in school, and what... Read more
Data Scientist Jobs Increase But Data Science Skills Demand Skyrockets
Data scientists are in demand for employers, and job postings for this high-skilled and well-paid position continue to grow quickly; however, data-centered skills saw greater growth. In 2016, data science skills in postings grew by 40 percent and demand for data visualization skills grew by 31 percent, according to... Read more
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, Connects Data to Human Behavior for Economic Empowerment
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, heads the machine learning team for the commerce platform at Square, a financial services company that helps facilitate transactions for millions of business owners. Working out of Square’s Atlanta office, Gavaldà pursues automated solutions to a variety of internal operations that revolve around the company’s ethos... Read more
Favorite MOOCs for Data Scientists
I had asked on LinkedIn recently about everyone’s favorite MOOCs in data science. This post started a lot of great discussion around the courses (and course platforms) that people had experience with. Certain courses were mentioned multiple times and were obviously being recommended by the community. Here was the... Read more