Data Chats Podcast
Beyond Recommendations: Content Data Science @ Netflix

Beyond Recommendations: Content Data Science @ Netflix

July 23, 2021

Join DS30 for our original discussion with Dr. Becky Tucker, senior machine learning scientist with Netflix, as she discusses how Netflix uses ML to predict what you may like to watch next and predict value. 

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. 

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.

 

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.

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.