Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 16: Randy Olson

March 22, 2017


Renee interviews Randal S. Olson, Senior Data Scientist in the Institute for Biomedial Informatics at UPenn, about his path to becoming a data scientist, his interesting data science blog posts, and his work with non-data-scientists and students.

Podcast Audio Links:
Link to podcast Episode 16 audio
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T-Shirts!!

February 18, 2017

The Becoming a Data Scientist tees are ready to sell! I ordered a couple myself before posting them for sale, to make sure the quality was good. They came out great!! And if you order from Teespring before MarchApril 1 using this link: Becoming a Data Scientist Store – Free Shipping, you’ll get free shipping on your order! The design is a combination of those submitted to our contest by Amarendranath “Amar” Reddy and Ryne & Alexis.
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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 15: David Meza

January 29, 2017


David Meza is Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, and talks to Renee in this episode about his educational background, his early work at NASA, and examples of his work with multidisciplinary teams. He also describes a project involving a graph database that improved search capabilities so NASA engineers could more easily find “lessons learned”.


Podcast Audio Links:
Link to podcast Episode 15 audio
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T-Shirt Contest Finalists

January 16, 2017

I still haven’t heard from one of the 3 finalists, but I wanted to go ahead and post the first two, and I’ll update here with the final one later. These finalists win a data science book and a t-shirt, and I’ll choose from the three (I’m actually considering combining elements from two of them!) and announce the final t-shirt design when they are available for sale.

Without further ado, the top 3 vote-winners after 94 votes, in no particular order, are….

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 14: Jasmine Dumas

January 10, 2017


In this first episode of “Season 2” of Becoming a Data Scientist podcast, we meet Jasmine Dumas, a new data scientist who tells us about going from biomedical engineering into a data science project experience and then finding her first job as a data scientist.


Podcast Audio Links:
Link to podcast Episode 14 audio
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Vote for a T-Shirt design!

January 8, 2017

Which of these awesome designs would you like on your future Becoming a Data Scientist T-Shirt? You all will narrow it down to 3, then I’ll pick the final winner to be printed! For the ones that aren’t t-shirt-print-ready, I’ll get a graphic designer to tidy them up, so don’t worry about whether they’re printable when you vote. We can also vary colors and things like that later. Just pick the design you like! (original contest here) click the images for larger views dsnmizan Venkat Gordon Kumar Nigel Ridhima Ryne Amarendra ––> VOTE...

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I’m hiring!

January 5, 2017

I need a part-time remote assistant to help keep my websites up to date, among other things! Thanks to my generous Patreon supporters, I can hire someone to help me out 8-20 hours per month, paying $15/hr. More info and application form at this link. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there are any problems with the form. Email me at renee@becomingadatascientist.com or tweet me at @becomingdatasci. I look forward to reading the applications!!

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