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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.

 

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/

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.

 

Journey to Becoming Data Driven in the Financial Sector

Journey to Becoming Data Driven in the Financial Sector

June 4, 2020

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!

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.

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