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Data Visualization and Data Analysis in Python — using the OkCupid dataset (Part 2)

This article is about dating and data science! Please welcome our guest author, Amy Birdee, who has done multiple data science hobby projects recently and built a truly…

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Negotiating the data science job salary. Should you do that? How do you do that?

Should you negotiate your salary before you get into a junior data scientist role? To start: yes! You should always negotiate. Tech companies in particular EXPECT you to…

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Junior Data Scientist Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

In this article, I’ll show you a few junior data scientist job interview questions… And also how to answer them. Before we get started… This article is part…

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18 Things You’ll Learn about Data Science Only on the Job

Data Science on the job is different from the things you see about it in tutorials. I wish someone would’ve told me about these when I was an…

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How to Apply for a Data Science Job and How to Prepare for Interviews

You have an awesome resume, a jaw-dropping portfolio, and a Pulitzer Prize winning cover letter. What’s next? Now we’re getting to the good stuff: applying for a data…

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Before you apply for a data science position… (resume, cover letter, website, GitHub help)

This article is all about how to make your application stand out for data science and analytics positions. I’ll show you what will catch recruiters’ eyes when sifting…

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How to Get a Job in Data Science and Analytics (episode #1)

Hello fellow job seekers! My name is Peter. About a year ago, I was in your shoes. I wanted one of those high-paying jobs in data science and…

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Data Science related Youtube Channels you should follow

When it comes to learning data science, there are many, many resources around the internet. Many articles, many online courses, many Youtube channels, and so on… You have…

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How to Find a Data Science Mentor

Finding a data science mentor is tricky… Well, finding a mentor for any profession is tricky! You know, the best minds that you would love to learn from…

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Is R Required for Data Science? (my opinion)

There are three popular languages for data scientists: SQL, Python and R. I create a lot of tutorials about SQL and Python on my blog… But I never…

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What Machine Learning Algorithms Should You Learn First? (with examples)

I get way too many questions from aspiring data scientists regarding machine learning. Like what parts of machine learning they should learn more about to get a job….

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The Most Important Soft Skills for a Data Scientist

I’ve talked a lot already about the three primary skills you need to know for data science: coding, statistics and business thinking… But it’s worth listing those secondary…

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Domain Knowledge in a Specific Field: Is it Important for a Data Scientist?

Is it important for data scientists to have domain knowledge in a specific field? In this article, I’ll answer this question. As you might have heard from me…

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BIG DATA: Should you learn about it to get a junior data scientist position?

A question that I get often is this: “Should an aspiring data scientist learn more about big data (e.g. Apache Hadoop or Spark) to get a job?” I’ll…

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What Does a Data Scientist’s Day Look Like?

In this article, I’ll answer a frequently asked question – which is: “What does a data scientist’s day look like?” This article is available in video and podcast…

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Expected Value (Formula, Explanation, Everyday Usage and a Game)

Why are people losing at the casinos? Why shouldn’t you buy a lottery ticket? How do you account for uncertainty when you invest a smaller or bigger amount…

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Data Science & Freelancing – an Honest Opinion (with Concrete Tips)

One of the most common questions I get from aspiring/junior data scientists is this: Is it possible to get freelance gigs and jobs as a junior data scientist?…

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Sublime Text 3 Intro (+ How to Connect Sublime to a Remote Server)

I’ve written about the importance of scripting in data science. But I’ve realized that I’ve never introduced my favorite script editor. It’s Sublime Text 3! In this article,…

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My Computer Setup for Data Science (Apps, Software, Programs and Tools I Use)

Recently, I had the “pleasure” of setting up my work computer (the computer that I use exclusively for data science projects) from scratch. I have a 2016 Macbook…

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What is Data Science?

In this article I’ll answer a very simple question: What is data science? Well, the question is simple, sure… But the answer is rather complex. The problem is…