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Learning Data Science

Amit Kapoor
February 25, 2017

Learning Data Science

A thoughtful approach for building your Data Science skills and portfolio.

Amit Kapoor

February 25, 2017
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  1. Learning Data Science
    A thoughtful approach for building your Data
    Science Skills
    Amit & Bargava

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  2. Data Science as a Craft

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  3. Art - Craft - Science

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  4. craft | krɑːft
    noun: An activity involving skill in making
    or doing things by hand

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  5. How do you learn a craft?

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  6. Seek Inspiration

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  7. Start with Basics

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  8. Do Repetitions

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  9. Conduct Deliberate
    Practice

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  10. Focus on Mastery

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  11. Learning Data Science
    Ten guides for skill building

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  12. Shailii
    Understand your learning style.
    Choose the right approach - Hacker v/s Structured. Online v/s
    Classroom. Self-driven v/s Mentor-driven.

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  13. Sangha
    Find your own community.
    Most of our learning happens through peers. Find a set of data
    science peers that you can engage with.

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  14. Gunas
    Understand the basics.
    Start with learning the math & statistics needed. Build an
    intuition on how the algorithms & the libraries work.

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  15. Prakerana
    Learn the data science process
    Grok the approach to problem solving with data - Frame,
    Acquire, Refine, Transform, Explore, Model & Insight.

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  16. Abhyaas
    Practice, Practice, Practice.
    Repeat the data science process multiple times on different
    types of problems.

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  17. Ruchi
    Do projects that interest you.
    Pick from work domain, sports, economics, public policy etc. You
    are more likely to stick through the arduous journey of doing it.

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  18. Pradarshan
    Create a public profile.
    Share what you do so people can connect with you. Create a
    public portfolio on Github or a blog or website.

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  19. Pratikriya
    Get Feedback.
    Put your work out there. It could be a small analysis,
    visualisation, a mini-library. Nothing is too small to share.

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  20. Rachit
    Create a Data Science Portfolio.
    Work on at least 6 - 8 different projects over the next 1 year to
    build a portfolio of projects across topics.

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  21. Laaya
    Find your own rhythm.
    Build and do something every day, week or month. Find your
    own cadence and start creating.

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  22. Advice for Beginners

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  23. Amit Kapoor
    @amitkaps
    amitkaps.com
    Bargava Subramanian
    @bargava

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