March 17, 2019

Working in Tech in Regional Australia

Opportunities to connect with tech people in Regional Queensland are generally few and far in between, I have a few friends here who work in tech but mainly they are remote workers for places in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

I have...

January 10, 2019

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I’m not going to learn Julia yet, but I am interested in seeing what happens with the community and the data science ecosystem, please let me know if you agree/ disagree.

Julia version 1.0 released

On 8th August 2018 a version 1.0 of the Julia programming language w...

November 25, 2018

When you start going out and speaking with businesses especially in finance and insurance you find something really interesting: The business world runs on Excel Yet, few people know how to use it defensively. This makes Excel probably the most dangerous software on t...

October 25, 2018

How can you go from data scientist to senior data scientist? You need to work on these skills: communication & presentation, mentor others, understand project management methodologies, expand your tech skills and continually show value to the business.

October 11, 2018

So you have landed your first data science job, congratulations! Now you need to take steps to ensure you are successful in your new position. What should you do? 1) Ask questions, lots of them 2) Perfect the work others hate 3) Understand the data science life cycle...

October 4, 2018

Learning how to learn

Learning how to learn is a real skill. Two courses I found to be very helpful with everything from planning, deliberate practice, dealing with procrastination and so much more:

September 27, 2018

These days most CVs are screened with software that knocks out about 80% of applications. To improve the chances that your CV isn’t in the pile of rejects make sure you work off a master CV template and optimise keywords based on those described in the job advertisemen...

September 25, 2018

Every data scientist should learn and use Git. Git can save your team time and pain. Preserve your sanity by learning Git. Links to resources can be found here.

September 21, 2018

Why do you want to be a Data Scientist? Before you take the leap into the data science field, it is wise to examine your motivation for WHY you want to be a data scientist. It is a long hard road and the easiest way to succeed is to be clear about why you want to be a...

May 28, 2018

Big organisations are fantastic for new and aspiring data scientist. But as an experienced data scientist I love start-ups and here is why.

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