DS30 Podcast

4
Jun

Using Data to Make Sense of Local Politics

On a national scale most of us have an understanding of the candidates that are running for office and even who we favor, but when the time has come to vote, many of us realize that there are many candidates for state positions we know nothing about.  One DS30 alumni decided to change that.

In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Ana Hocevar is joined by Matt Sternke, TDI alumni and data scientist, to discuss his groundbreaking Capstone project and how it could assist citizens in better understanding local politics and make more informed decisions when voting.

14
May

How Machine Learning is Solving the Grid Challenge

We see more and more electric vehicles every day, but the question remains, how will this influx of electrical demand affect our current power grids?

In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Ana Hocevar is joined by Rohith Desikan, a software/data engineer at Weave Grid, to discuss the intersection of machine learning and sustainability, specifically how Rohith's work contributes toward addressing how to prepare electrical grids for the incoming growth in the EV sector.

 

9
Apr

Navigating Your Career Transition out of Academia into Industry

Join Christine Plitt, ‎Vice President of Operations & Educational Services, and TDI alumni, Newton Le and Andrew Graczyk as they discuss how one can navigate their career transition out of academia and into industry for data science.

 

22
Mar

Operational Stability: Data Pipelines

In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Ana Hocevar are joined by Zach Glassman, to discuss his interesting journey from atomic physicist to data scientist, as well as data pipelines and how to create useful data from the outputs.  Listen now!

26
Feb

Effectively Launch a Data Science Career

Join Christine Plitt, VP of operations and educational services for TDI, as she discusses key steps to getting your dream position in the current data science market.

Learn more about our fellowship program here!

19
Feb

The Art of Suggestion

In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Michael Cullen is joined by Rohan Singh, a senior data scientist for Headspace, to discuss suggestion models and how Headspace leverages them.  Rohan also details his journey into data science and how he arrived in his present role.

29
Jan

Unique Perspectives: Alumni AMA

We’ve got a special treat for this episode of the DS30 podcast. Have you ever wanted to know more about our fellowship program, or wondered how some of our recent alumni are faring in the job market today?

Our director of fellowships and partnerships, Erika Underwood, is joined by some of our amazing alumni for an AMA about their experiences with the TDI fellowship program, challenges they faced when becoming a data scientist and how it has impacted their careers, as well as sharing some advice for those just starting their journey.

22
Jan

Teach to Tech

In this episode of DS30, our host, data science instructor Michael Cullen is joined by Venchei Sanders, a data analyst for Shipt, to discuss how becoming educators has informed their work in data practicing roles and some key takeaways for those looking to break into the industry.

 

Check out the recent article that Venchei wrote on the topic here: https://davencheicodes.com/post/2021-01-11-shop-time-insider-take/

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.