From Amazon’s shockingly on-target shopping recommendations to Google’s increasingly sophisticated translation tools, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of sci-fi—it’s become a regular part of every consumer’s daily life. This mainstream adoption of AI-powered products coupled with ever-bigger bets by tech and tech-adjacent companies has led to an AI talent shortage that many […]

Anyone new to the world of remote work is probably still adjusting to the reality of effective virtual communication while under COVID-19 lockdown. For job seekers, this means confronting the very daunting prospect of video interviews. While the art of the interview is a blade that consistently needs sharpening, online interviewing—whether it’s via Zoom, Microsoft […]

Take a look at your Netflix homepage. Scroll down, past the banner-sized trailer playing at the top—it’s probably something right up your alley, but don’t get distracted. Look for the row of thumbnails labeled, “Popular on Netflix.” Coincidentally, your new favorite show appears first in the lineup. You’re surprised that the entire nation is similarly […]

We’re very excited to announce that Springboard has partnered with Women Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technology, to launch the Springboard/Women Who Code scholarship program. Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to women who enroll in Springboard’s Software Engineering Career Track, the Data Science Career Track, or the Machine […]

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 […]

On the night of November 8, 2016, Brian Olson was attending an election night party at his local bar with a group of close friends. A data science expert and software engineer, Olson had come armed with three laptops, whose screens flickered with various newsfeeds and heatmaps as the country waited for the final votes […]

Springboard’s annual Rise 2020 virtual conference concluded last week with a highly anticipated panel discussion on the role data science can play in leveraging social impact. DeRay McKesson, a civil rights activist and one of the leading voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, discussed the work of Campaign Zero, an organization he co-founded in […]

Springboard’s annual Rise 2020 virtual conference continued this week with a very special panel discussion touching upon one of this year’s most talked-about topics: the upcoming presidential election.  If you read the news (or have a Facebook account), you’ve likely noticed a slew of ads in recent months from the presidential campaign that reflects your political persuasion. […]