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 […]

There’s often some confusion when comparing the roles of business analyst vs. data analyst. They both work with numbers, and in some companies, the roles are even interchangeable. So what’s the difference? The key difference is what they do with data. Related: Machine Learning Engineer vs. Data Scientist—Who Does What? Martin Schedlbauer, associate clinical professor and […]

There’s some confusion surrounding the roles of machine learning engineer vs. data scientist, primarily because they are both relatively new. However, if you parse things out and examine the semantics, the distinctions become clear. At a high level, we’re talking about scientists and engineers. While a scientist needs to fully understand the, well, science behind […]

“One of my favorite things about this industry is: if you like to learn, you can keep learning each and every day for the rest of your life,” said Springboard mentor and data scientist David Yakobovitch at our recent New York City meetup. In that spirit, we wanted to share highlights from the panel, which […]

We recently sat down with Mansha Mahtani, a data scientist at Instagram, to discuss her transition into the field, what a typical day looks like, what it’s like to be a woman in data science, and what advice she has for aspiring data professionals. The full video Q&A is below, but here are some of […]

If you have an analytical mindset and love decoding data to tell a story, you may want to consider a career as a data analyst or data scientist. After all, they are two of the hottest jobs in tech (and pay pretty well, too). Harvard Business Review even awarded “data scientist” the title of “sexiest […]