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20 SMART Goals for 2020

There are several things I’d like to accomplish next year. Below, I share my 20 SMART goals for 2020: 365 days of Python & R code – follow this hashtag #dailycoding – posting learning progress on social media Help 20 companies with their social media strategy (focused on companies innovating in the data science and artificial intelligence…
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ODSC WEST 2019 RECAP

Brief recap of the Open Data Science Conference – San Francisco, October 2019 On AI ROI: the questions you need to be asking Kerstin Frailey Metis Success is unpredictable in AI – feasibility is often unknown before a project has begun. Projects are esoteric – require highly specialized training. Application is new – methods to…
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2019 Year in Review – Kate Strachnyi

Link to video of 2019 Year in Review January Launched the Datacated Weekly challenge – close to 300 posts Started the Online Book Club – LinkedIn Group – over 1,500 members Story by Data became a Community Partner with ODSC February Vacation to Dominican Republic Joined the IADSS Advisory Board First ultra-marathon (50k trail run)…
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5 Reasons to Learn R Programming

Over the past 5 years, I’ve mainly relied on using data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau) to satisfy my data analytics needs. In recent months, I’ve focused on learning more about computer programming and am exploring various languages, such as Python and R. I believe that both languages are useful and can be effective in their own…
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20 Data Trends for 2020

Though we cannot tell what the future holds for us, we can make predictions based on trends. Read about the key data trends from twenty thought-leaders for 2020. JT Kostman Ph.D – A global cyber crime pandemic ($6T annually) and an ever-expanding alphabet soup of data privacy/protection legislation will increasingly require Data Scientists to accept…
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3P Strategy to be a successful for entry-level programmers

My advice to an entry-level programmer would be, to stick with the following 3-P strategy which I have formulated and it has really helped me in my career. Perseverance Practice Project work Perseverance “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many races one after another.” – Walter Elliot At the beginning, coding always seems…
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How to become a skilled programmer?

TL_DR: Just one piece of advice, please develop the attitude to learn to design programs that work as intended always. How to achieve the same? Start writing Requirements and their Test Cases. 

Advice to entry level programmers – My two cents worth

Fellow programmers, we have all been there – getting one’s bearings and looking for some good advice before venturing into a career in coding. Well, here’s my two cents worth. Firstly, you should have a good grasp of variegated algorithms. “Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and other Curious People” by Aditya Y. Bhargava,…
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Advice to Entry Level Programmers

The number one compliant I hear from hiring managers is that there is a lack of talent with sound communication skills. Working on communication skills would be my most emphasized skill. There are a lot of choices in programming languages and some people may try to convince you that low or no code is the…
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