Thursday, December 29, 2016

Data Science In Real Life - Course

One of my development goals for Q4 2016 was to understand how data science happens in real life. I took a few days during the holidays to complete a course on this topic taught by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University. Unlike the other courses in the Executive Data Science specialization, this one was not always on topic. It did have very useful insights into what are the things that could go wrong and what are the pitfalls one can avoid. This year I applied the lessons learned from these courses to the data science projects I managed at Castlight. This knowledge contributed in a meaningful way to the success of such projects. The Executive Data Science specialization is a good one for product managers who want to work with data scientists.

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