A Path Into Data Science

The biggest question aspiring data scientists have is "How do I set myself up to land my first job?" There is a shortage of experienced data scientists but it is a very competitive market to break into. There are a number of ways to set yourself apart from the pack.

Framing a Business Problem as a Data Science Problem

Is the business problem a data science problem? Reframing the business problem answers this question and allows you to assess the feasibility of your independent project. This is a key step to move past toy projects and build one that gets you hired.

January 21st, 2021

Introduction to Unit Testing for Machine Learning

Unit testing for machine learning has different objectives than software developers are used to. Unit tests add stability to the data pipeline and extra granularity to model validation.

October 23rd, 2020

Learning to Think Like a Data Scientist Part 2

Many data science projects fail in the execution phase, never making it into production. In Part 2, Esther Richler explains how to implement her initial design and build a working product.

October 19th, 2020

What to Do When You are Laid Off

Layoffs are happening due to COVID. Even back in December and January, the first signs of workforce reductions were here. There are some simple steps that will help you land on your feet.

January 21st, 2020

Is Your Career About to Be Automated?

Machine Learning, as a field, has a responsibility to talk about what fields we are working to automate. As we move towards more accountability and impact analysis, this becomes an important area of focus.

January 1st, 2015