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Quickly Learn to Make a Recommendation Engine in Python [Course] Ever wanted to learn to make a recommendation engine in Python? I mean, recommendation engines are a seriously valuable data science product. Just ask NetFlix and Amazon! They’ve made cargo ships of cash off these quirky little contraptions. They’re actually not all that complicated to make either, but there aren’t that many courses out there to show...

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The best Python course for data science has arrived at Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning!!! How do I know that it’s the best? Well, because it was born of a collaboration between myself and Lynda’s/LinkedIn Learning, and because I had a seriously kick-ass producer named Audrey Tsaima. (Audrey is a true instructional design guru straight from the halls of Harvard / MIT Media Lab. Her instructional design input = serious value...

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If you’ve been following along with the Data-Mania blog recently, then you’ve learned about the power of branding yourself as a data-driven professional. You’ve seen why it’s important to get active on social media. Now I want to give you a brief heads up on some top tech influencers for data professionals to follow. Unlike all those Twitter popularity contests you see (Read: Who’s Who of Twitter bot strategy), this list isn’t about...

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If you’re like most people, when you think about the idea of branding yourself as a data-driven professional, your next thought goes something like, “me, a brand? I don’t even know what to do with that concept.” If so, I can totally relate. As recently as 2011, I didn’t have a Facebook account. I didn’t even have any social media accounts, let alone have a brand or an online following. I preferred to live offline, thinking “why...

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If you’re like most people who work with data on a regular basis, you’re probably hearing about data science as a career change option and wondering “Is data science right for me? How hard would it be to transition into that field? Would I even like it?”. These are the types of questions we clear up in the first few weeks of my coaching program, but I understand that most people aren’t in the position to sign-up for that now. That’s...

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Smart, scrappy, and resourceful data scientists are more in-demand than ever. Some data scientists are trained in academia, and that’s fine. For people with degrees in non-quantitative fields, I recommend those formal academic programs. And then there’s the – driven data scientist, – the dedicated data scientist, – the self-taught data scientist! These are the people who aren’t afraid to go in deep with data, math,...

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(Preface: Today’s post is a guest post that was written by Aaron Gendle, a Senior Consultant and Data Architect at Eccella. In this post he has crowd-sourced comments from data scientists that everyone should here before deciding to become a data scientist.) According to the Harvard Business Review, “Data Scientist” is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Reading this article, I thought, “is that really true?”. Ok,...

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Here’s How to Make Business Reports Using Plotly One thing that is common between data scientists, analytics professionals, and business intelligence specialist is that they must be able to successfully communicate data insights to organizational decision-makers. This usually involves creating dashboards and reports in pdf format; although sometimes managers prefer to work with interactive charts. Plot.ly allows you to create all 3 in...

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Last Thursday I had the pleasure to work with IBM for their Fast Track Your Data event in Munich, Germany. In 48 sweet hours we managed to record A LOT of video footage — most of important of which (in my opinion) was the discussion and debate about “what is GDPR compliance?” and what GDPR means to your business’s bottom line. All present in this debate were Ronald Van Loon, Chris Penn, David Vellante, Jim...

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Some of The Best Ways to Get Real-World Programming Experience in Data Science Are… So, you’ve decided that you want to work in data science or analytics. You’ve spent the long hard months or years required to get yourself trained. You really want to get a job in the field, but everyone seems to want someone with experience. What are you to do? Well, I say, go out and get yourself some experience! This blog post introduces my...

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Last night I had the honor to produce a podcast with the legendary Dez Blanchfield. We talked a lot about my career transition into data science and into self-employment. We also spoke quite a bit about the upcoming IBM Fast Track Your Data 2017 event in Munich next week. Press ‘Play’ below to hear lots more about general data topics like unicorns, data science, analytics, visualization, machine learning, hybrid data...

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