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 […]

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 you didn’t expect. During a data science interview, the interviewer […]

Data science might just be the most buzzed-about job in tech right now, but its pop culture sheen conceals some of the harsh realities of being a fresh graduate in the industry. The job topped LinkedIn’s yearly Emerging Jobs Report from 2016 to 2019 consecutively (it is now at #3). But when Springboard data science alum […]

Plenty of organizations use big data to enhance their operations. Banks deploy data mining techniques to detect fraud or predict the likelihood a borrower will default on a loan. E-commerce companies apply quantitative and probabilistic methods to head off cybersecurity threats while mining massive amounts of customer data to build recommendation engines. Targeted marketing campaigns […]

Data science is a great profession—but it can also be a lonely one. For many newly qualified data scientists, the first few years out of college are a real challenge. Without the camaraderie and friendship provided by your peers, it can quickly begin to feel isolating.  However, data science is actually an inherently social profession. Part of […]

Spotify listeners are likely familiar with the annual buzz that surrounds Spotify Wrapped. At the end of each year, Spotify provides users with a summary of their music history, top artists, favorite genres, and total minutes of music, and more—all wrapped up in an interactive, colorful, elaborately-designed display. It’s a fun and intuitive way to use big […]

Making a career change can be intimidating. And yet, moving from one job to another is becoming increasingly more common. The average person in the United States changes careers between five and seven times in their life. According to CNBC, 49% of people have made a “dramatic” career shift at least once—say, from marketing to […]

While they might sound like polar opposites, data science and design represent an interdisciplinary approach to designing intuitive, user-friendly products made expressly for humans. At this year’s Springboard’s Rise 2020 virtual conference, designers Takashi Wickes and Lisa Nash from IDEO, a global design consultancy, explained the concept of human-centered data science, which results from interdisciplinary teams […]