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 […]

We recently sat down with Lightspeed’s Raviraj Jain to talk about trends in the AI and Automation sectors. Here are some highlights from the talk. In this fireside chat, he discusses: Lightspeed’s investments in the sectors Trends worth watching How to prepare for the careers of tomorrow Select Investments: Aurora Innovation – full-stack software driver […]

We interviewed Akshay Mahajan, a Data Scientist at Branch, to discuss his career, a typical workday at Branch, and his recommendations for learning Data Science. The full video Q&A is below, and here are some of the highlights. How did you get started in data science? I went to UC San Diego, studied neuroscience, and […]

Springboard’s Siya Raj Purohit recently sat down with Uri Merhav, a Staff Machine Learning Engineer at LinkedIn, to discuss his career, interesting ML projects he worked on at LinkedIn, and what he looks for when hiring ML Engineers. The full video Q&A is below, and here are some of the highlights. What’s an important attribute […]

In my posts on data analysis methods and machine learning, I briefly mentioned data cleaning and its importance. Those two articles were not focused on data cleansing, so they were indeed brief mentions. However, the importance of using (relatively) clean data is paramount in machine learning and statistics.   Do We Really Need to Clean […]

The History of JavaScript JavaScript is everywhere, and for the seventh year in a row, it has been ranked the most commonly used programming language, with 67.8% of developers employing it in 2019. Its ascent to the world’s most popular programming language is synonymous with the rise of the internet itself. Created out of necessity, it […]

So, you want to work with data, but you’re not sure which area of expertise is right for you?  At Springboard, we’ve developed several courses that teach students the skills they need to get jobs in different data-focused roles. Let’s break them down. Data analysts sift through data and provide reports and visualizations to explain […]