Data Chats Podcast
Filling Skill Gaps Crucial to Success in Data Roles

Filling Skill Gaps Crucial to Success in Data Roles

October 22, 2021

Data Chats host Chris Richardson sits down with Ahmad Namini, a Business Analytics Professor at Brandeis University and data analytics instructor at The Data Incubator who has held leadership roles across the financial investment management industry. The two discuss key data roles and how to create a culture where data professionals can develop business knowledge and gain those "missing" skills that are crucial to success.

Data Storytelling: Ensure Your Insights Make an Impact

Data Storytelling: Ensure Your Insights Make an Impact

September 13, 2021

Welcome to the Pragmatic Live Data Chat, a podcast by Pragmatic Institute and The Data Incubator where our hosts tackle hot data science topics with data experts, industry leaders, alumni, and instructors.

In today's episode, learn how to craft and define a clear narrative around your data to contribute more strategically. Host Chris Richardson is joined by Christopher Laubenthal, a data and visualization consultant for Lockton Companies and information designer.

To Stay or Consult

To Stay or Consult

July 1, 2021

Field Cady, Data Scientist at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2).

Some data scientists work for one employer on a single large, long-lived project. Others function as consultants who move quickly between different projects, datasets, and even industries. Each of these paths can make for a rewarding career (or first job) in data science, but they have their own pros and cons. This podcast will compare the skills they teach and require, the best ways to approach problems, and the realities of the day-to-day work. 

Using Data to Make Sense of Local Politics

Using Data to Make Sense of Local Politics

June 4, 2021

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.

How Machine Learning is Solving the Grid Challenge

How Machine Learning is Solving the Grid Challenge

May 14, 2021

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.

 

Navigating Your Career Transition out of Academia into Industry

Navigating Your Career Transition out of Academia into Industry

April 9, 2021

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.

 

Operational Stability: Data Pipelines

Operational Stability: Data Pipelines

March 22, 2021

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!

The Art of Suggestion

The Art of Suggestion

February 19, 2021

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.

Unique Perspectives: Alumni AMA

Unique Perspectives: Alumni AMA

January 29, 2021

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.

Teach to Tech

Teach to Tech

January 22, 2021

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/

Data Science and Renewable Energy

Data Science and Renewable Energy

December 18, 2020

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.

It’s All About Culture

It’s All About Culture

December 3, 2020

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.