DS30 Podcast

18
Dec

Data Science and Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is an important topic at the moment, and will continue to be well into the future, but how does something like ML assist in these initiatives?

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by our own Don Fox, data scientist and instructor for Pragmatic Institute, to discuss his entrance into data science and his extensive experience in renewable energy and geothermal energy systems.

3
Dec

It’s All About Culture

In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Michael Cullen is joined by Joe Lucibello, VP of data science with What If Media Group, to discuss the importance of building a positive data culture within organizations.

Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.

23
Oct

Artificial Neural Networks VS Gradient Boosted Trees

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by Zach King, senior data scientist with Go Daddy, to discuss his work with Go Daddy and the differences between artificial neural networks and gradient boosted trees.

Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.

11
Sep

Essential Business Skills for Data Scientists

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar dive deep into business skills that every data scientist should have.

 

Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.

18
Aug

How to Ace Your Next Interview

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by their colleague Sierra King, admissions and program services manager for The Data Incubator, to discuss the job search process and deep-dive into the skills you need to hone so you can ace the interview and get the job offer you want.

 

Make sure to subscribe and tune in every other week for a new episode as Michael and Ana take on new topics pertaining to the field of data science.

31
Jul

User Testing and Covid-19

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullen and Ana Hocevar are joined by Michael Mace, VP of market strategy for UserTesting, to discuss how he leverages quantum user testing during the time of the Covid pandemic and what he has discovered along the way.

19
Jun

The Modern Data Scientist at Netflix - Modeling and Tools in Unstable Environments

Netflix is one of the biggest, most recognizable names in the world, and it’s one of the biggest, most recognizable names in data science. In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Michael Cullan and Ana Hocevar are joined by Senior data scientist at Netflix, Dr. Becky Tucker, as they discuss how Netflix handles modeling in unstable environments and dive deeper into the tools and methodologies used there.

Learn more about Pragmatic Institute's data science online courses here.

 

4
Jun

Journey to Becoming Data Driven in the Financial Sector

How are financial institutions using data and data science to create better products and offer better services for their customers?

Senior vice president of financial and strategic analytics at Dime Community Bank Gavriel Giloni joins Rebecca Kalogeris, vice president of marketing at Pragmatic Institute, to talk about the importance of gathering and using data to improve a financial institution. By having a dedicated data team creating and building reports, product professionals are able to spend more time identifying and implementing opportunities and less time finding that information. But navigating the restrictions regarding financial data can prove difficult. Listen to this podcast to see how Gavi and his team are building a data-driven foundation for Dime Community Bank. 

Want to learn more about data science at the business level? Check out The Business of Data Science, designed specifically for business leaders who want to bring a data-driven culture to their organization. And make sure you subscribe today so you never miss a great episode of Pragmatic Live!

19
May

High Stakes Poker and Data Science - The Story of Ashley Mason

What does high-stakes poker and data science have in common?

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Ana Hocevar are joined by data science consultant and professional poker player, Ashley Mason.  Ashley discusses his experience with The Data Incubator, time as a professional poker player and exciting projects he's working on.

1
May

Creating Groundbreaking Programs at WorldQuant University

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Ana Hocevar are joined by Daphne Kis, CEO and board of directors for WorldQuant University, to discuss their groundbreaking programs in data science and machine learning and how they are able to offer them for free.

Use the links below to learn more about Daphne and the WorldQuant programs!

16
Apr

The Multi-Disciplinary Nature of Data Science

In this episode of the DS30 podcast, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Gonzalo Diaz chat with fellow data science instructor and physicist, Ana Hocevar about the multi-disciplinary nature of data science and her journey into this diverse field. 

8
Apr

Covid-19: A Call to Action

Covid-19 has changed many aspects of our day-to-day lives.  It has presented unprecedented challenges to professionals across many fields, but for data scientists it has created a call to action. Members of our very own data science team have combined efforts and created an initiative to assist in supporting leading medical experts and professionals in the fight to stop the spread of the virus.

In this episode of DS30, our hosts, data science instructors Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody and Ana Hocevar discuss the groundbreaking Cord-19 data set project with fellow instructor, and head of the Cord-19 initiative, Michael Cullan.

Don't forget to follow the DS30 podcast for updates related to Cord-19 and all things data science!