Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 13: Debbie Berebichez

July 14, 2016


In this interview, we meet physicist Debbie Berebichez, who you might recognize from her TEDx talks, her appearances in Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science and other TV shows! Debbie grew up in Mexico City and was discouraged by her family and teachers from studying science, but later went on to become the first Mexican woman to get a PhD in physics from Stanford, and is now Chief Data Scientist at Metis Data Science Bootcamp in New York.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 12: Data Science Learning Club Members

June 15, 2016


Verena, David, Kerry, and Anthony are members of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Data Science Learning Club! They appear in the order in which they joined the club, and each discuss their starting points before joining, their participation in the activities, and advice they have for new data science learners.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 11: Stephanie Rivera

May 30, 2016


Stephanie Rivera has worked in machine learning and data science for academic research (at University of Tennessee), for the government (Department of Defense), for a large consulting firm (Booz Allen), and now for a startup (MyStrength). In the interview, she discusses her career path, her experiences with mentorship, and her role in authoring The Field Guide to Data Science and the Explore Data Science online course.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 10: Trey Causey

May 1, 2016


Trey Causey is a data scientist with a background in psychology and sociology who, like Renee, is from Virginia. He has worked as a data scientist at a range of companies from zulily to ChefSteps, and has also developed some interesting sports analytics projects, including the New York Times 4th Down bot. Trey also has advice for people wanting to start a career in data science.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 09: Justin Kiggins

April 11, 2016


Justin Kiggins, who calls himself a “full stack neuroscientist” talks to Renee about how he started as a musician majoring in music therapy, switched to mechanical engineering, and eventually made his way via biomedical engineering and neuroscience to study auditory perception and the brains of communicating birds.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 08: Sebastian Raschka

March 28, 2016

Renee interviews computational biologist, author, data scientist, and Michigan State PhD candidate Sebastian Raschka about how he became a data scientist, his current research, and about his book Python Machine Learning. In the audio interview, Sebastian also joins us to discuss k-fold cross-validation for our model evaluation Data Science Learning Club activity.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 07: Enda Ridge

March 15, 2016

Data Scientist, Author, and manager of data science teams Enda Ridge talks to us about data governance, data provenance, reproducible analysis, work pipelines and products, and people, among other topics covered in his book “Guerrilla Analytics – A practical Approach to Working with Data: The Savvy Manager’s Guide”.

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