Tag: coding

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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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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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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So you think you can ‘Data Science’ ?

“No, sir. CSV is not a database.” I said as I sipped my third cup of coffee at 9 am. That is how my day began. How about you? We all know the good old overly simplistic(?) role of Data Scientist – Data Cleaning, Exploration, Statistical modelling/Machine Learning and Visualizations. I don’t think this needs…
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Communication & Collaboration will make you “Great”

I want to start with the preface, that the qualities that make a great data scientist will be very dependent on the company you work for at the team that surrounds you. I strongly feel that organizations should focus on building a dynamic data science team rather than offering out the title of a data…
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Easy Intro to Python

Although I’ve worked in the data space for the past 5 years, my responsibilities have not required me to learn to code. I mostly focus on ensuring the data is structured properly and visualized effectively. Coding/ programming has always sounded exciting; therefore, I decided to learn more about it. I took a few courses on…
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