Completing your first project is a major milestone on the road to becoming a data scientist and helps to both reinforce your skills and provide something you can discuss during the interview process. It’s also an intimidating process. The first step is to find an appropriate, interesting data set. You should decide how large and […]

A Curated List of Data Science Interview Questions and Answers Preparing for an interview is not easy–there is significant uncertainty regarding the data science interview questions you will be asked. No matter how much work experience or what data science certificate you have, an interviewer can throw you off with a set of questions that […]

A master’s degree or bootcamp: which is the right path to a job in data science? This is a common question aspiring data scientists ask themselves when they decide to make a career transition. And it was a recurring theme during a recent Springboard panel discussion with three of our Data Science Career Track alumni. […]

Many newcomers to data science spend a significant amount of time on theory and not enough on practical application. To make real progress along the path toward becoming a data scientist, it’s important to start building data science projects as soon as possible. If you’re thinking about putting together your own data science projects and […]

Ever since big data and analytics emerged as a lucrative career path, there has been an ongoing discussion about the differences between various data science roles. It’s an important topic to explore if you’re thinking about entering this field or if you’re looking to build a big data team. As the data space matured, new […]

During our recent Data Science Career Track alumni panel, three Springboard grads looked back at their transitions to data science, discussed the challenges they faced along the way, and shared what they’re up to now. They also explained why Springboard was the right choice for them. Three reasons the trio had in common were the […]

Joe Earnshaw didn’t realize his friend had taken the picture until later that day when the two were having dinner. The candid photo, taken near Arenal Volcano in northwestern Costa Rica, has become surprisingly meaningful for him, capturing a significant inflection point in his life. “In a way, it was in this moment that I […]

Alan Turing is often put on a pedestal as the de facto father of computer science. But it was Ada Lovelace, a female mathematician and scientist, who first recognized the raw potential of a “computing machine.” The “enchantress of numbers” did this more than 100 years before Turing ever even conceptualized the Enigma-breaking machine that […]

The ggplot2 package, created by Hadley Wickham, provides a fast and efficient way to produce good-looking data visualizations that you can use to derive and communicate insights from your data sets. The package was designed to help you create all different types of data graphics in R, including histograms, scatter plots, bar charts, box plots, and […]

Both data science and artificial intelligence are constantly evolving and changing, and the amplitude of information about the fields can be overwhelming—especially if you’re a newcomer. Luckily, data science and AI blogs are plentiful. And news outlets are constantly churning out important, relevant stories. But staying informed on the latest trends, the most up-to-date features, and the newest best practices can be an […]