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March 28, 2018 8 minute read

5 Data Scientists on Making the Leap from Academia to Industry

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Marissa Gemma

Writer

As an academic discipline, data science is bigger than ever, and still growing. Inside Higher Ed recently reported that 303 new accredited data science programs have been founded in the U.S. since 2010, an increase of 52 percent. A 2017 report from the Business-Higher Ed Forum found a huge demand for graduates with data science and analytics skillsets, and recommended that universities make data science courses a requirement for all students.

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Data Teams

February 12, 2018 7 minute read

Resources for Data Science Job Seekers

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Sadavath Sharma

Data Scientist

Getting your first job in data science can be a full-time job all on its own. Simply finding a job post worth applying to can be a chaotic pursuit (though we've tried to make that part easier with our Data Jobs Board). Once you've found a job posting that looks like it could be a fit, you need to make sure you stand out from the crowd of other applicants.

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Data Teams

January 16, 2018 10 minute read

How Quora’s Head of Data Science Conducts Candidate Interviews

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Liam Hausmann

Content Marketing

Eric Mayefsky, head of data science at Quora, has assessed hundreds of job candidates in his half decade in management at various tech companies. But like any manager, he started on the other side of the interview: as an applicant.

What he’s learned from his experiences on both sides of the table can help other data science leaders navigate the chasm of assumptions between interviewee and interviewer, and make more effective hires. His beliefs on data science interviews are defined by five lessons.

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Data Teams

October 24, 2017 6 minute read

How to Job Interview a Data Scientist

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Derek Steer

CEO

Hiring a data scientist can be a tricky process. The actual definition of “Data Scientist” is vague, the day-to-day job of someone with “Data Scientist” in their job title varies dramatically between organizations, and people come to the field from a wide variety of backgrounds. Examining the past of a data scientist candidate is a science in itself, one worthy of a blog post of its own. Today we're going to stick to building an interview that examines the present.

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Data Teams

July 26, 2016 7 minute read

Defining Metrics: An Interview with Walker & Co’s 1st Product Manager

Melissa Bierly

Content Marketing

Since its debut in 2013, Walker and Company has drawn attention for its unique mission: to make health and beauty simple for people of color. Their flagship product, the Bevel Shave System, is designed for those who usually suffer skin irritation or razor bumps from shaving. Bevel is available as a subscription: folks pay monthly and receive new product quarterly.

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Data Teams

May 19, 2016 6 minute read

Practical Tips for Democratizing Data at Your Company

Melissa Bierly

Content Marketing

Intronis CEO Rick Faulk argues that there are three key benefits of total transparency at your company:

  1. Employee trust and buy-in
  2. A more informed workforce
  3. Better company-wide accountability

So what does internal transparency actually look like?

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