November 4, 2018

“Ok, so we have 300 variables available for our model, we don’t know what most of them are, we don’t know if they are stable or suitable for use in the model. We will need our IT department to investigate.

So what we’d like to do is have say 8-12 variables in our model...

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:

October 3, 2018

Should you use VS for Data Science?

Actually, no – you shouldn’t use Visual Studio if you are doing exploratory work, but if you are shipping data products into a production system then yes you really should!

If you are doing exploratory work or investigative work there...

May 22, 2018

Data Science is more than the algorithm. Data preparation, thought and planning is a huge part of model development that many aspiring data scientists are missing skills for.

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