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The Programmer Myth of Data Science
If you’re thinking of hiring a computer programmer as your data scientist, you may want to back up. While the two careers have a lot in common – writing programs, working with sophisticated machines, creating products that provide business value – putting “programmer” on your job description and hoping... Read more
What is an AI Engineer?
AI is coming for your business, and at the most recent ODSC East keynote, Michael Stonebraker of MIT and Tamr laid it all out for us. If you aren’t ready to hire the experts, you won’t be ready. AI Engineers are going to be the next biggest thing because... 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
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
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