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Patrick J. Hagan
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Company:
Currently Unemployed
Job Title:
Consultant
Seniority:
Technical
Job Function:
Machine Learning
Industry:
Financial Services
Short Bio:
Worked for Infosys, Convergex, FED, Chase, Chemical, BNY, various insurance companies, publishing company, and retail company doing mostly mainframe applications and systems programming. Fascinated by new technology including Windows, Unix/Linux, MAC, SWIFT, Java, Apache, Data Science, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning. I have been intensely studying all things Machine Learning to complement and move into a Data Scientist/Data Engineering role in the NYC area.
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Most certifications are not worth the paper they are printed on

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:55am 0 Comments

Certifications exist to keep HR happy and provide another stream of revenue for the companies giving the certification. They test you on a lot of material you will never use. Also, by the time you get the certification, they are out of date. Of course, you can also say the same thing about most technical education, particularly now. It is better to prove you actually can do the job (somehow) rather than pass the certification. I am an example. About 15 years ago, I was out of work, so I…

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