Every two weeks, we air an interview with a data scientist or someone on their way to becoming a data scientist, to learn about their path to get to where they are today. We also discuss a data science learning activity for the Becoming a Data Scientist Learning Club.
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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 17 – Andrew Therriault
In the first episode of this podcast recorded in front of a live audience, Renee interviews Andrew Therriault, who was formerly the Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee & Chief Data Scientist for the City of Boston, and is currently Data Science Manager at Facebook.
Becoming a Data Scientist Episode 16 – Randy Olson
Renee interviews Randal S. Olson, Senior Data Scientist in the Institute for Biomedial Informatics at UPenn about his path to becoming a data scientist, his interesting data science blog posts, and his work with non-data-scientists and students.
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 15 – David Meza
David Meza is Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, and talks to Renee in this episode about his educational background, his early work at NASA, and examples of his work with multidisciplinary teams. He also describes a project involving a graph database that improved search capabilities so NASA engineers could more easily find "lessons learned".
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 14 – Jasmine Dumas
In this first episode of "Season 2" of Becoming a Data Scientist podcast, we meet Jasmine Dumas, a new data scientist who tells us about going from biomedical engineering into a data science project experience and then finding her first job as a data scientist.
Becoming a Data Scientist Special #2 – The Future of AI with Dr. Ed Felten
Renee interviews Dr. Ed Felten, the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, about the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Special Episode
I was invited to join in with 7 other data people to talk about the US election and the subsequent major questions surrounding the forecasts, since basically all of them heavily leaned toward a different overall outcome. You will recognize many of the people in this chat from other podcasts and publications online, and I'll link to all of their profiles in the show notes for this episode.