The Acute Pain and Chronic Reward of Public-Facing Work

Doing public-facing work, be it open source programming or writing, is an open invitation to allow internet commenters into your life. It can introduce anxiety, aggravate depression, induce anger, and more. There are certainly benefits and positives, but they are ...

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What it's like to be on the data science job market

Update: I was remiss in not originally including Erin Shellman's excellent Crushed it! Landing a data science job, which is probably the best guide to preparing for the actual data science interview that I've ever read. It's ...

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Software development skills for data scientists

Data scientists often come from diverse backgrounds and frequently don't have much, if any, in the way of formal training in computer science or software development. That being said, most data scientists at some point will find themselves in ...

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Hiring data scientists

These are my thoughts about the process of hiring data scientists. By process I mean the actual process of conducting interviews and asking candidates questions. I don't mean the topic of the questions or the skills you need to ...

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Getting started in data science

There's no denying that 'data scientist' is a hot job title to have right now, and for good reason. It's a tremendously fun and challenging field to be in, and despite all of the often undeserved hoopla that ...

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