Data Chats Podcast
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. 

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.

 

Effectively Launch a Data Science Career

Effectively Launch a Data Science Career

February 26, 2021

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.

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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.

User Testing and Covid-19

User Testing and Covid-19

July 31, 2020

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.

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

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

June 19, 2020

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.

 

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

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

May 19, 2020

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.

Covid-19: A Call to Action

Covid-19: A Call to Action

April 8, 2020

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.

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