Advice, inspiration, etc.

I’ve recently come across a number of blog posts, articles, etc. that I’ve found useful. As the first in an ongoing series of posts, I’ll share the links that have captured my attention.

  1. Chad Bryant has and excellent series: So You Want to be a Data Scientist Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. The suggestion to find an area of interest and become a subject matter expert really resonated with me.
  2. The Road to Data Science, by Joel Grus: a great set of slides about becoming a data scientist.
  3. How to get your first job in Data Science, by Tomi Mester: some good advice regarding the most important skills, how to develop them, and encouragement to work on “pet projects”
  4. How to be an “idea machine”, by James Altucher: I’m trying to do this, but still get stuck trying to have “good” ideas…

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