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What makes a great data scientist?

What’s going to turn you from a good data scientist into a great data scientist? It’s not just learning the latest deep learning library. It’s not debating Python vs. R for the nth time. It’s not putting your hat in the ring for the great notebook debate. I’ll give you a hint: take a look…
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People and Data

I have been working in “data science” for about 10 years now. I began my data science trajectory as a Monitoring and Evaluation Director for a small non-profit trying to optimize our reporting data for various donors and prepare for future bidding opportunities. Since then, I have been working in Asia and Africa under different…
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Helping Others Learn

Thank you Kate, for encouraging us to be datacated.  I have been in the statistics and engineering field for thirty years.  Learning in the 1980’s how to solve matrix algebra problems by hand gives me an appreciation for the computerized tools available for visualization of today.  Prolific author Douglas Montgomery created volumes of books and…
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C^3

Great data scientist must be: Curious curiosity allows for finding hidden “gem” in the data, seeing beyond the data curiosity allows for efficiency, as there is always room for improvement Creative creativity allows for effective feature engineering, which impacts predictive power creativity allows for better performance as it leads to improved domain knowledge Consistent consistency…
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A data scientist foundations

As Data Science roles continue to be in high demand across industries, and more organizations start to develop a data driven culture, the interest in transitioning to this field increases. Certainly, DS is a very dynamic discipline that is making a big impact across organizations, with a practical approach brings together other disciplines like math,…
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Sexy?

——————————————————– My husband on Valentine’s day: “I know it has not been easy for you in the last years. Giving birth to our children, working full-time, commuting daily and still taking care of us like the best housewives do. I talked to your sister and she said you complained that you don’t feel sexy anymore. I would…
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Traits of a Great Data Scientist

There is a huge demand for Data Scientists and this can be primarily attributed to the intent of deriving most insights from their ever-growing data within the organization. This zeal to get more out of data makes Data Scientist role very challenging and having following traits will help define someone as great data scientist: 1.…
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BOTS

Qualities of good data scientist can be simplified into BOTS B – Breaking down of a problem O – Observation T- Technical proficiency S – Storytelling Breaking down of a problem:  A data scientist should understand the problem very clearly and should be able to create sub questions from a given main problem. For example,…
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Data Scientist Role

Data Scientist role itself is getting redefined every year as it is evolving every day, month and year because we are at the initial stage of next big wave which will touch every living being or objects used by a living being. As per todays understanding and need, few qualities are much needed to be…
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2019 Goals: Kate Strachnyi

. We are a few days away from the end of 2018; I’m thinking through my goals for 2019 and wanted to document my thoughts to refer to in the next year.  This list isn’t comprehensive but I’m going to try to accomplish the following: Interview 100 people for Humans of Data Science video podcast (Ongoing) Develop…
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