Data Chats Podcast
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.

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.

Creating Groundbreaking Programs at WorldQuant University

Creating Groundbreaking Programs at WorldQuant University

May 1, 2020

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!

The Multi-Disciplinary Nature of Data Science

The Multi-Disciplinary Nature of Data Science

April 16, 2020

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.