Vicki's Data Science web
In late 2011, I was RIF'd from Yahoo! after 5 years as their internal wiki specialist. For the next few years, I worked on freelance projects such as technical editing jobs and wiki-building. I also began substitute teaching in the local school districts, preferentially choosing middle school and high school math classes.
Eventually, I realized it was time to get back into programming full time. In my years employed as a programmer, I have particularly enjoyed writing data filters and creating tools that parse and munge data. I used to do this in Perl, but Perl has been waning.
Many years ago, my masters' thesis project involved an analysis of microbiological data featuring programming, statistics, and graphics. I have also enjoyed working in biotech firms were I can leverage my science background. So, I was searching for "data" and "science" jobs... hey, Data Science
But what did I need to add to my skill set?
I did a web search, read several reviews, took an assessment, and enrolled in Springboard's Data Science Career Track
. Now it's time to learn Python!
Data Science offers me a chance to get back into science as well as data munging. I am looking forward to learning more about Python, pandas
, and data science techniques.
My GitHub repo is at vlbrown/Springboard
Along the way, several of the units in the Data Science Career Track require various
to be completed and submitted.
The Data Science Career Track requires two capstone projects.