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Data Science is an increasingly competitive field and participants are constantly working hard to build more levels of skill and experience. This trend has given rise to ever more demanding job descriptions for the position. To stay competitive, it makes sense to prepare yourself for new ways of working coupled with a variety of new tools. In an attempt to combat the “unicorn” mentality where many firms try to hire a single individual to fill roles for data scientist, data engineer,…Continue
Data scientists are disappearing. No, not in the physical sense (no rapture here), but in the job market. The term “data science” has been a catch-all term for years, but as companies better learn what goes into hiring data science teams, the generic “data science” job titles might go the way of the dodo.
Not that we’re sad about it. Confusing job postings and a misunderstanding of the fundamentals of working in data science has led to disillusionment on both sides.…Continue
The data science valley of despair is real. Time after time, leaders who’re well-versed in case studies and industry research extolling the returns of data-driven insights seek to innovate their business—and land in a hole of frustration and write-offs. It may be more accurate to call it a crater of despair given that Gartner predicts 85% of data science projects will fail (2018). What do the 15% of successful data science projects have in common? A…Continue
Witnessing the data science field’s meteoric rise in demand across pretty much all industries and areas of scientific research, it’s easy to anticipate efforts to create shortcuts to satisfy the need for more data science practitioners. The current trend of automated machine learning is a great case in point. This article will touch on a number of efforts to circumvent…Continue