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Data Science Skills – Going Beyond Math and Tech

10 minute read It makes sense to focus on things like R, Python and statistics when you look to develop data science skills. But competency in math and technology not the only skills data scientists require. Going beyond math and tech, and building often overlooked skills will differentiate data science great professionals among an ever increasing population.

When Great Expectations Go Bad

It is good to have a goal, and it is better to have achievable goals. Be it for weight loss or savings, we know that even small successes are much more likely to breed further success than the perceived “failure” of a stretch goal unmet. At least that is what I tell...

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What Does a Data Scientist Really Do?

What Does a Data Scientist Really Do?

10 minute read Data science is a relatively new field. While some of what data science entails has been around for a long time (think math…since at least 1923…not sure, I’m not good with history), it has only been over the last several decades that data, math and computing have been able to join forces in a glorious triumvirate called data science. So, if you are a data scientist then your daily routine must be all about programming, stats and working with big data sets, right? Well, yes and no. A career path in data science is going to be much more nuanced than that. Your career can be very different depending on what industry you work in, what company you work for and how you want your career to develop. In short, being a data scientist will mean your day to day can be as diverse as the problems you solve…and since data scientists solve all kinds of problems, that is pretty damned diverse.

What Data Science Can Learn From Explorers of Old

What Data Science Can Learn From Explorers of Old

For Alexander Gordon Laing the search for, and discovery of, Timbuktu was a crowning achievement. He started on his adventure only days after being married because this journey was to be short,...

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