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Monday, May 14 • 6:00pm - 6:50pm
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It’s no coincidence that data science is one of the most in-demand jobs today. Data science problems can be found in almost every industry, but there is a lot of confusion and conflicting advice about the necessary skills to become a data scientist. In this session we'll interview three data scientists from different backgrounds and at different stages of their careers.

We’ll explore the followng topics and more during this panel:

Transitioning from academia to data science, and from software development to data science.
What are the key skills needed before finding your first data science job?
When is a data science bootcamp a good idea?
Are MOOCs helpful?
How long will it take to become a data scientist?
What tools to focus on (R vs Python)



Speakers
avatar for Peemin Chen

Peemin Chen

Sr. Data Scientist, Penlink
avatar for Taryn Heilman

Taryn Heilman

Senior Data Scientist, Instructor, Galvanize
I'm a former academic with degrees in Mathematics and Astrophysics turned Data Scientist, specializing in deep learning and big data. I'm currently teaching Data Science at Galvanize, helping recent grads and mid-career professionals upskill, transition, and land their first Data... Read More →
avatar for Josh Montague

Josh Montague

Sr. Data Scientist, Twitter
I work on the data science team that supports Twitter's Data & Enterprise Solutions, the B2B SaaS unit that originated with the acquisition of Gnip, a local startup. I spend my time doing a mix of analysis and modeling, and consultative work with both internal and external custom... Read More →


Monday May 14, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302


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