Around three years ago, I did an undergraduate degree in computer science. I chose to major in data science since it was so hyped up at that time.
I realized one year back that my degree did not equip me with the skills necessary to become a data scientist.
And it cost my parents approximately $25K.
This was before I knew about online learning platforms like edX and Coursera.
I taught myself all the skills required to become a data scientist. And I learnt it all outside my degree — I learnt it online.
Now, I’m working as a data…
I started learning data science around 18 months ago.
I remember how it all started. A Covid-19 lockdown had just been imposed on the entire country, and I was stuck at home. I was also on a semester break from college during this time, so I didn’t have much to do.
I used to work as a part-time tutor, but could no longer do so due to the lockdown.
I started looking for different ways to keep myself occupied, and decided to take a stab at learning how to code. …
There has been a huge increase in the demand for data related jobs in the past few years.
Most aspiring data scientists either take data science courses, get a Master’s degree, or enroll into a bootcamp to start their journey in the industry.
The skills taught at these places primarily revolve around machine learning.
When I first started learning data science on my own, I took multiple online courses on Udemy and Coursera. I learnt machine learning skills and built a foundation that predominantly revolved around modelling and algorithms.
However, in practice, most companies that build machine learning models need…
Let me introduce you to one of the biggest YouTube controversies ever — James Charles vs Tati Westbrook.
James Charles is a beauty guru, YouTuber, and makeup artist. He has close to 26 million followers on YouTube, and his videos have been watched over 3 billion times.
The influencer has found himself in the centre of multiple controversies in the past.
Two years back, James was involved in one of the largest scandals in his life when fellow beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook uploaded a video about him.
In the video, she calls him out for being manipulative and using her…
Data analytics is a field that involves the analysis of raw data to come up with useful insights.
The field of analytics has been around for a long time. Companies have been utilizing existing customer data (in the form of surveys or internal transaction data) to come up with marketing strategies.
In the past, these companies would hire analysts or statisticians to derive insight from this data, identify market potential, and come up with models to drive sales.
However, the field of analytics has seen massive growth in the past few years. With the increase in computing power, companies are…
Perfection had been ingrained into me ever since I was a child. The rebellion came with a cost. For many years, I was faced with the same plight of any child with over-achieving parents.
I constantly compared myself to my peers. One grade lower, and my self-esteem took a hit.
Over the years, my grades became my identity. I was the smart kid in class. My grades formed the foundation of my parent’s attitude towards me. They defined who I was.
I don’t blame my parents for this. They did what they knew best. My dad didn’t get the opportunity…
I have a degree in psychology. I wanted to pursue data science so I enrolled into a bootcamp. I’ve been trying to land a data science job for months, but to no avail. I either get no response at all, or companies tell me that I don’t have the kind of experience they’re looking for.
People often come to me for data science advice, and this is one of the most common messages I get. Individuals from different backgrounds trying to break into data science but are unable to land a job in the industry.
They ask me questions about…
When I first started teaching myself data science, I used to read blog posts to get more insight on the data industry. I was new to the field, and data science was a black box to me.
I would read around 3–4 data science articles everyday in order to get tips on landing a data science jobs, the types of data science projects to build, and the best online courses to take.
As I became more acquainted with the field, I taught myself to code and started creating my own data science projects.
I didn’t know how to write optimized…
I wish I had a penny for every time I heard a person say they wanted to become a data scientist.
From computer programming majors to mechanical engineering graduates, everyone wants to break into the data science industry.
This is understandable, as the field carries with it the promise of a thick pay check and flexible working hours.
However, there are many other less popular career options in the data industry that pay very well. Some of these fields are growing at an even faster rate than data science.
In this article, I will provide a breakdown of the different…
When I started working on my capstone project a few months ago, I wanted to create an interactive dashboard for my machine learning model.
I wanted this dashboard to be in the form of a web application and display live updates as new data entered the system.
After exploring many visualization tools, I decided to go with Dash.
Dash is an open-source library that allows you to create interactive web applications in Python.
If you use Python regularly to build data visualizations, Dash is the perfect tool for you. …