Author: Michael Li

Data Sources for Cool Data Science Projects: Part 2

Data Sources for Cool Data Science Projects: Part 2

At The Data Incubator, we run a free six week data science fellowship to help our Fellows land industry jobs. Our hiring partners love considering Fellows who don’t mind getting their hands dirty with data.  That’s why our Fellows work on cool capstone projects that showcase those skills.  One of the biggest obstacles to successful projects has been getting access to interesting data.  Here are so... »

Data Sources for Cool Data Science Projects: Part 1

Data Sources for Cool Data Science Projects: Part 1

At The Data Incubator, we run a free six week data science fellowship to help our Fellows land industry jobs. Our hiring partners love considering Fellows who don’t mind getting their hands dirty with data.  That’s why our Fellows work on cool capstone projects that showcase those skills.  One of the biggest obstacles to successful projects has been getting access to interesting data.  Here are a ... »

The Question to Ask Before Hiring a Data Scientist

The Question to Ask Before Hiring a Data Scientist

Last month, the Harvard Business Review featured an article written by The Data Incubator’s Co-Founder, Michael Li, on how to approach hiring a data scientist. Check it out: When hiring data scientists, there’s nothing more frustrating than making the wrong hire. Data scientists are in notoriously high demand, hard to attract, and command large salaries — compounding the cost of a mistake. At The ... »

A CS Degree for Data Science — Part I, Efficient Numerical Computation

A CS Degree for Data Science — Part I, Efficient Numerical Computation

At The Data Incubator, we get tons of interest from PhDs looking to attend our free fellowship, which trains PhDs to join industry as quants and data scientists.  A lot of them have asked what they can do to make themselves stronger candidates.  One of the critical skills for being a data scientist is understanding computation and algorithms.  Below is a (cursory) guide meant to wet your appetite ... »

Processing Data like a Pro(fessional Data Scientist)

Processing Data like a Pro(fessional Data Scientist)

At The Data Incubator, we run a free six week data science fellowship to help transition our Fellows from Academia to Industry. This post runs through some of the toolsets you’ll need to know to kickstart your Data Science Career.  If you’re an aspiring data scientist but still processing your data in Excel, you might want to upgrade your toolset.  Why?  Firstly, while advanced features like Excel... »

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