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December 7, 2016

I want to hire some people to help me update my websites more frequently, do the maintenance stuff, and to help edit the podcast so I can produce episodes more frequently. I outlined my whole plan here on my Patreon Campaign. You’ll see a new page on this site soon acknowledging supporters, and I’ll update you on the progress. Whether you can give financially, or even if you just share the campaign with your data science friends, you are helping Becoming a Data Scientist podcast, the learning club, Data Sci Guide, Jobs for New Data Scientists, and all of my websites get off the ground! Thank...

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“Becoming a Data Scientist” Survey Results 1: Jobs & Education

August 22, 2016

Here is the 1st batch of results from the Becoming a Data Scientist Survey. Because of the sample size and unscientific casual nature of this survey, we can’t make any broad generalizations about the industry from these results, but you can see some general preliminary trends in the breakdowns that would be interesting to study more.

95% of the 158 respondents who gave answers about their jobs follow at least one of my twitter accounts, so you can think of these results as representing my twitter followers.

I’m mostly going to let the tables and graphs speak for themselves…

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Becoming a Data Scientist Survey

August 7, 2016

I am collecting information about my “audiences” so I can improve my websites, podcast, and also formulate a plan for a Patreon campaign to generate funds for getting help and to free myself up to create more content. Please fill out the survey and share it with your friends and followers on social media! The survey is a little long/detailed, but most of it is optional. I value your opinions! Thank you so much for participating!! Link to the Becoming a Data Scientist Survey

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Data Science Learning Club Update

February 20, 2016

For anyone that hasn’t yet joined the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Data Science Learning Club, I thought I’d write up a summary of what we’ve been doing….

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“Becoming a Data Scientist” Learning Club?

November 8, 2015

I have been thinking about doing a “Becoming a Data Scientist” podcast for a long time, at least since April. The podcast would include interviews focused on how people working in various data-science-related jobs got to where they are today (how did they “become a data scientist”?). I’m getting closer to taking the dive and getting it started.

I had an idea today that would take it a step further. Imagine how book clubs work where you pick a book, go off and read it, then gather occasionally to discuss and record your thoughts. Except instead of a book club, it’s a data science learning club!

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BPDM’s interview with….. me!

October 26, 2015

An organization based in Puerto Rico called “Broadening Participation in Data Mining” (BPDM) interviewed me over the weekend, and it’s online now! Without further ado…. Thanks to Orlando and Herbierto for having me on! (P.S. I did put up the post about Data Sources on DataSciGuide)

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