"I haven't heard back from any companies" I hear a familiar story from a lot of aspiring data scientists: "I have sent out my resume to 25 companies, and I haven't heard back from any of them! I have pretty good skills, and I think I have a pretty … [Continue reading]
From Grad Student to Data Scientist
"I don't wanna be a professor" A few days ago, I got an email from a friend of a friend named Jeremy. Jeremy is finishing up his PhD in Cognitive Science, and he wants to become a data scientist or a software engineer. In other words, Jeremy does … [Continue reading]
Machine Learning with R: An Irresponsibly Fast Tutorial
Machine learning without the hard stuff As I said in Becoming a data hacker, R is an awesome programming language for data analysts, especially for people just getting started. In this post, I will give you a super quick, very practical, … [Continue reading]
Do you *really* want to be a data scientist?
The annoying parts of data science Data science is so hot right now. Many of you are thinking of joining the world of data science. And I am all for it! Data science is an exciting, growing field, and there are tons of great jobs out there. But … [Continue reading]
How do I get my first job in data science?
Data Science is Cool Let's face it, data science is cool. And since it's cool, there are lots of great jobs out there for data people. Unfortunately, lots of people who would love data science just don't know how to land their first data science … [Continue reading]