It’s been a year since I started my first job as a data scientist. In that time, I’ve learned a lot, but most of that learning hasn’t been the type I expected. I’ve certainly learned some things about new technologies and techniques, but much of what …read more
Since I wrote a review of my experience with The Data Incubator bootcamp, a lot of people have reached out in one way or another wondering if they should bother with a data science bootcamp. Many people interpreted my review as very negative. To be clear, I do think there …read more
Lately I’ve read a lot of attempts at defining data scientist and differentiating it from other data-centric roles. The terms ‘data scientist’, ‘data analyst’, and ‘data engineer’ are obviously interrelated. But recently I’ve seen some weird definitions of them.
Let me make clear that this isn’t just …read more
There’s some advice I’ve read that “when you’ve given the same in-person advice 3 times, write a blog post”. I’ve decided to take that advice and write some of my thoughts on getting a PhD to go into industry.
Opportunity Costs of Getting a PhD
Obviously …read more
I've recently written a couple of guest blog posts about data science in the healthcare space.
The first is a pretty general article about some of the challenges and opportunities for data science and predictive analytics in healthcare. You can find it here.
The second one is about the importance …read more
May 2018: Click here for an updated review, and here for a recent collection answers to common questions I get asked about Data Incubator
This is a review of my experience in the Data Incubator data science program.
When I decided to make the switch from academia to data science …read more
Ever since I've started writing about my transition from academia to industry (both my reasons for leaving and what I think about the transition in retrospect), I've started receiving a lot of requests for advice on making that transition. Sometimes these requests come from former peers, former professors looking to …read more
I recently made the transition from academia to industry. Some people were surprised I decided to leave - I had had a pretty successful academic career. So why did I want to leave? I've read a lot of articles and opinions on reasons people leave academia. The common reasons I often …read more
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