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Hello and welcome to the Data Science Learning Club! 

I'm Renee Teate, the host of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast, and I started this club so data science learners can work on projects together. Please browse the activities and see what we're up to!


What is the Data Science Learning Club?

This learning club was created as part of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast. Each episode, there is a "learning activity" announced. Anyone can come here to the club forum to get details and resources, participate in the activity, and share their results.

Participants can use any technology and any programming language to do the activities, though I expect most will use python or R. No one is "teaching" how to do the activity, we'll just share resources and all do the activity during the same time period so we can help each other out if needed.


How do I participate?

Just register for a free account, and start learning! 

If you're joining in a "live" activity during the 2 weeks after a podcast episode airs (the original "assignment" period listed in the forum description), then you can expect others to be doing the activity at the same time and helping each other out. If you're working through the activities from the beginning after the original assignment period is over, you can browse the existing posts for help and you can still post your results. If you have trouble, feel free to post a question, but you may not get a timely response if the activity isn't the current one.
  • If you are brand new to data science, you may want to start at activity 00 and work your way through each activity with the help of the information in posts by people that did it before you. I plan to make them increase in difficulty as we go along, and they may build on one another. You may be able to skip some activities without missing out on much, and also if you finish more than 1 activity every 2 weeks, you will be going faster than new activities are posted and will catch up.
  • If you know enough to have done most of the prior activities on your own, you don't have to start from the beginning. Join the current activity (latest one posted) with the "live" group and participate in the activity along with us. 
  • If you are more advanced, please join in anyway! You can work through activities for practice and help out anyone that is struggling. Show off what you can do and write tutorials to share!
If you have challenges during the activity and overcome them on your own, please post about it and share what you did in case others come across the same challenges. Once you have success, please post about your experience and share your good results! If you write a post or tutorial on your own blog, write a brief summary and post a link to it, and I'll check it out and promote the most helpful ones.

The only "dues" for being a member of the club are to participate in as many activities as possible, share as much of your work as you can, give constructive feedback to others, and help each other out as needed!

I look forward to this series of learning activities, and I'll be participating along with you!

-Renee
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P.S. If you want to introduce yourself and meet some of the other club members, head to the "Meet & Greet" forum in the Hangout section of the message board.

P.P.S. To subscribe to any forum via RSS feed, see this page: http://www.becomingadatascientist.com/le...yndication
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Note to mobile users: I'm realizing that the theme I picked isn't the most mobile-friendly (yet). You can switch into archive mode to just read posts in a plain text view by clicking here: http://www.becomingadatascientist.com/le...ead-1.html


You can switch back into the regular interactive mode from anywhere by clicking a "view the full version" link or just removing "archive/" from the URL, or click here: http://www.becomingadatascientist.com/le...ead-1.html
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About Becoming A Data Scientist

BecomingADataScientist.com is a blog created by Renee Teate to track her path from "SQL Data Analyst pursuing an Engineering Master's Degree" to "Data Scientist". She created this club so participants can work together and help one another learn data science. See her other site DataSciGuide for more learning resources.

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