Becoming a Unicorn

Becoming a Unicorn

January 7, 2019 DATAcated Challenge 0

Do you enjoy watching movies, and even more importantly predicting the outcomes?  Have you ever imagined yourself as a cyber crime detective?  Maybe you are currently interested in solving the meaning of life.  These interests all have one very important thing in common, and that is the desire to know how and why things happen.

It is very common to see among data professionals the thirst for knowledge, lust for learning, and outright wonder and fascination towards the world of data science.  These soft skills are often times viewed to be as important as those skills that can be learned.  However, to become a UNICORN data scientist, it is critical to have qualities such as proficiency in statistics, knowledge of SQL and some programming language (R or Python), experience with data visualization, and a general understanding of Information Technology.  Also, do not forget the subject matter expertise.

Curiosity might have killed the cat, but remember that cats have 9 lives and with determination we can make efforts towards changing the world!

Becoming a Unicorn

By: Monica Kay Royal

 

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