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Interviews with data scientists, data engineers, machine learning engineers and professionals in other relevant areas to data. We chat about how they ended up where they are now and what kind of projects they work on.

So you want to be a data scientist‪?‬ Misra Turp

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Interviews with data scientists, data engineers, machine learning engineers and professionals in other relevant areas to data. We chat about how they ended up where they are now and what kind of projects they work on.

    #22 - Being a data science consultant at Amazon with Naz Levent

    #22 - Being a data science consultant at Amazon with Naz Levent

    Amazon has many services and one of the biggest products they have is AWS. It stands for Amazon Web Services and is a cloud services platform. As part of their cloud services platform, Amazon also has skilled data scientists helping their clients implement data science solutions effectively and efficiently.

    In this episode, I talk to one such data scientist: Naz Levent. Naz has been with Amazon for more than two years and has been part of some exciting projects in fashion, energy and entertainment industries. She even worked for F1 on a prominent project whose results were broadcast to hundreds of thousands of F1 followers.

    She shares with us how she got into data science, how she got her first job, what her days look like and why she loves her job. She has some unusual and great advice on how to get ready for a data science career.

    Take a listen!

    And don't forget to go check out my courses at soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/roadmap

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    #21 - Working as a data science while still studying with Khuyen Tran

    #21 - Working as a data science while still studying with Khuyen Tran

    There are many ways to get a data science job and on this episode we hear a very interesting one! 

    Khuyen Tran is a student and a data scientist who got her first job before even graduating. On top of other things, we learn how this was possible. She shares her tips on how to stay engaged in the data science field and how to improve oneself by doing hands-on projects. 

    She tells me all about how she got her first job as a data scientist while still studying, how her writing on Medium brought a lot of opportunities to her foot, what resources she used to gain new skills and more!

    Khuyen's is a great story to understand what to focus on when aiming to become a data scientist. She has some great advice on how to approach the whole data science field and how to think about learning new concepts.

    Do not miss this episode!

    Khuyen's medium account - khuyentran1476.medium.com/

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    #20 - A look into Women in Data with Sadie St. Lawrence

    #20 - A look into Women in Data with Sadie St. Lawrence

    Communities all over the world are on the rise. People want to connect with others that they have shared values with. People in these communities help their fellow members with hard times, follow each other's journeys and are there for each other through challenges. One such great community is Women in Data. Its goal is to increase diversity in data careers. But it’s more than a community. It “provides awareness, education and advancement to women in the tech industry - specifically in analytics, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence” in their words.

    Behind this organization is Sadie St. Lawrence. And she has a very interesting story on how this all got started. Being the only woman in her studies, Sadie felt the need for a community and built one from the ground up to help others who felt like her.

    Now, in just 5 years, Women in Data is active in 11 countries.

    Sadie is a data practitioner herself who has a background in data science and consultancy. In this episode, we talk about: Her journey into data science, how to approach getting into a data career, her advice for aspiring data scientists, what programs Women in Data has for aspiring data scientists, how to get in touch and become a part of the organization and much more!

    Don’t miss this awesome episode!

    Women in data website - https://www.womenindata.org/

    Women in data YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwMkDNVrU2Vzc0dlJSdl7ww 

    Hands-on Data Science: Complete your first portfolio project course - https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/hods

    Data Science Kick-starter mini-course - https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/courses/data-science-kick-starter-mini-course

    • 33 min
    #19 - Helping the government work better with AI with Nicole Janeway Bills

    #19 - Helping the government work better with AI with Nicole Janeway Bills

    Yes, government agencies use AI too! When you think about it, with the gigantic amount of data they have, no wonder they need machine learning solutions to deal with their problems. And if you're passionate about working for the government or at least supporting it, this could be a great alternative for you!

    This week on the show I have Nicole Janeway Bills. She works for Atlas Research, a consultancy firm that specializes in providing technical support to accomplish strategic transformations, improved performance, and enhanced service delivery for federal organizations in the US.

    After realizing her passion in data analytics, Nicole followed her heart and started the journey that brought her to where she is today. Currently, Nicole's work involves Natural Language Processing and the latest technologies in AI which she admits to really enjoy.

    We talk about how she decided to become a data scientist, what qualifications she went through, how she landed her first job, the future of AI and much more. Nicole has some great advice for anyone who is thinking of jumping into a career switch.

    Don't miss it!

    Here is Nicole's medium page where she writes about her learnings and current state of AI: https://nicolejaneway.medium.com/

    Nicole's article on Python (from 30:07): 10 Underrated Python Skills

    Hands-on Data Science: Complete Your First Portfolio Project course: https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/mdsm

    • 42 min
    #18 - An unconventional path to founding an AI Start-up with Mikiko Bazeley

    #18 - An unconventional path to founding an AI Start-up with Mikiko Bazeley

    This week on the show I have Mikiko Bazeley. She is currently busy co-founding Sidewalk.ai, an AI based solution for residential real-estate. 

    Her path to founding a company hasn't been very straightforward though. She has worked in many different companies, in many different domains before she got to where she is today. Her story is a great example of trying on different things and learning from your experiences to build yourself a life and a career that fulfills you. 

    We talk about sidewalk.ai, her story of becoming a data scientist, the projects she's involved with and the future of AI. Mikiko also shares her advice for aspiring data scientists on how they can turn their career around in the direction they want.

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    Hands-on Data Science: Complete your first portfolio project course - https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/hods

    Data Science Kick-starter mini-course - https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/courses/data-science-kick-starter-mini-course

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    #17 - Starting a business on data with Susan Walsh, The Classification Guru

    #17 - Starting a business on data with Susan Walsh, The Classification Guru

    Data Scientists are in demand and that's why becoming a data scientist is also in demand. Though many times what people have in mind when they think of becoming a data scientist is working at a company, with a boss.

    This doesn't have to be the case for everyone though. Ways you can do data science and in general, careers in data are too many to count. If you're really passionate about what you're doing and you value freedom above all else, like Susan, you might even start your own business and become your own boss.

    Susan, also known as, The Classification Guru started her business after she realised that there is a gap in the market for people who would tidy up your data for you and make it ready for analysis. And now, her business is flourishing. She gets to work with fun use cases, have fun making marketing content for her work and make money on top of it. 

    In this episode we talk about her journey building her business, how she came up with an idea, what kind of services she offers to her clients, how she likes her job and many more things!

    Tune in to learn more about the possibility of starting your own business and to get some inspiration!

    The Classification Guru website - https://www.theclassificationguru.com/

    The Classification Guru YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfrWRbL-zeEZsHwjYhj3v_A/videos 

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    Hands-on Data Science: Complete your first portfolio project course - https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/hods

    Data Science Kick-starter mini-course - https://www.soyouwanttobeadatascientist.com/courses/data-science-kick-starter-mini-course

    • 43 min

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