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Episode #18 - An unconventional path to founding an AI Start-up with Mikiko Bazeley

January 2, 2021
This week on the show I have Mikiko Bazeley. She is currently busy co-founding, an AI based solution for residential real-estate. We talk about, her story of becoming a data scientist, the projects she's involved with and the future of AI. Mikiko also shares her advice to aspiring data scientists on how they can turn their career around in the direction they want.
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Pandas fundamentals every data scientist needs to know

December 27, 2020
Pandas can be intimidating at first but it's such a great library with so much potential and so much flexibility. Here are the main working principles of Pandas I have picked up over the years that will boost your coding performance.
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Episode #16 - Starting a business on data with Susan Walsh, The Classification Guru

December 20, 2020
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? It is very accessible to anyone who has some time to invest. Because becoming a data scientist or starting a career in data doesn't have to mean that you will work at a company or have a boss. In this episode, I talk to Susan Walsh. She started her own business in an area she wasn't particularly trained on: data. And now her business is flourishing and she's having a lot of fun.
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Create a web app for your data science project in under an hour

December 13, 2020
Having a portfolio is crucial to land the data science job of your dreams. And as long as you get your hands dirty working with data working with interesting use cases, you will impress your future employer. But you can always go the next mile when it comes to presenting... and make an interactive web app out of the project you built.
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Money is the goal, but it's not everything

December 6, 2020
Being curious about how much money you would make when you become a data scientist is expected. Though it is good to keep your intentions in check when it comes to switching careers. You want to make sure you pursue a position for the right reasons. But either way, it's good to realise early if you have the wrong idea in mind...
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Episode #16 - Being a data scientist in a multinational tech consultancy with Rossy Nhung Nguyen

December 5, 2020
A consultant’s life is an exciting one. You get to experience many different industries, domains and technologies. Rossy is one such consultant. She joins me this week to discuss how she got to her position as a consultant data scientist, what she does day to day, what kind of projects she participates in and more. Tune in to learn what you can expect from a consultancy position!
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3 steps to using LinkedIn to connect with the right people for your career

November 27, 2020
LinkedIn is a great source of people who can help you with your professional life. This could be getting advice, acquiring information about a company, hearing about open positions and much more. Though, in order to get the most out of it, you need to follow a smart approach.
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Episode #15 - Finding remote work and life of a machine learning engineer with Ceren İyim

November 26, 2020
In this episode, we hear how Ceren changed her career from being a logistics consultant to a machine learning engineer, which resources she used to learn data science, how she landed a remote position, her projects and more.
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Relax, data science is not dying

November 22, 2020
I would understand it if you were worried about this. You’re getting interested in a new field, looking into how to study it or maybe you’re already studying it and then there is this talk of it dying. You see questions on Quora or on Reddit, tons of articles written as clickbait, seemingly naively asking “Is data science dying?”. Let’s see why not by going back to when the term first started becoming a fact of everyday life.
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