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 […]

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 […]

Data science has a steep learning curve, but there’s a popular misconception that there’s a specific educational background or “secret sauce” required to enter this field. In reality, data scientists come from a range of backgrounds—some of them are career switchers who bring knowledge from other industries or fields such as software engineering, statistics, or […]

The healthcare sector is swimming in data. Up to 30% of the world’s stored data now comes directly from the healthcare industry thanks in large part to the widespread adoption of wearable technology, digital health coaches, and virtual pharmacies—all of which have given rise to individualized patient data on an unforeseen scale. That’s in addition to […]

Aspiring data specialists should always be on the lookout to get their hands dirty exploring different publicly available data sets. However, finding one to use for practicing a certain skill or tool can be confusing. Knowing what to look for depending on which skill you want to practice is an integral first step that will […]