The accepted age range for millennials has been tough to pin down, but by all definitions, the older members of the group are firmly in their 30s and have begun taking over the reins in business. Despite this change, the way we create data visualizations of essential data remains, for the most part, exactly the […]

The heuristics we learn in the classroom are often just the tip of the iceberg. Sooner or later, if we want to deepen our study, it becomes necessary to bend or even break the rules that got us so far in the first place. This is certainly the case with data quality management. Data quality, […]

At Springboard, we’re on a mission to bridge the world’s skills gap by helping as many people as possible access high-quality, affordable education that they can translate into new-economy roles in fields like data science.  We understand that investing time and money in education is a big commitment—and one that not everyone can comfortably make. With […]

David Gibson previously wrote about his experience taking both the Introduction to Data Science course and the Data Science Career Track. Now he’s sharing how he landed his first full-time job as a data scientist, what he would do differently if he had to start over, and why he turned down a job offer. Can […]

You’ve handled the data science resume, so you’ll surely score the job now, right? Not so fast. A proper resume gets you an interview—no more, no less. Now comes the part that could land you the job: slaying the interview. To help make that happen, let’s delve into R interview questions that could come up […]

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, Melanie Hanna worked in a variety of manufacturing settings, including a polyurethane plant. But lacing up steel-toed boots every morning was not the life for her. When given the opportunity to work for a large pharmaceutical company in their pilot plant—an offer most chemical engineers would […]

You’ve developed the requisite skills, put them on display in a top-notch portfolio and resume, built a network of peers and mentors, and landed an interview for a dream job in data science. And your work is just beginning; it’s time for interview prep! This is crucial—and we aren’t just referring to preparation for the technical […]

SQL, or structured query language, is the most common language for extracting and organizing data that is stored in a relational database (tables that consist of rows and columns). It is a specific declarative programming language: queries use names such as SELECT or LIMIT that encapsulate a set of logic. You don’t have to specify […]