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3 things I wish I knew before starting a career in DS

3 things I wish I knew before starting a career in DS

Very quick talk at Hack Your Tech Career (Online) on February 16 - 17 2022 - European Leadership University

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Massimo Belloni
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February 16, 2022
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  1. 3 things I wish I knew before starting a career

    in DS 16th February 2022 - Massimo Belloni
  2. Massimo Belloni Machine Learning @ Bumble • MLOps, NLP and

    miscellaneous • Interests in philosophy of science, consciousness, Strong vs Weak AI ◦ Coding consciousness ◦ Interpretability and trust • MSc Computer Science and Engineering (Politecnico di Milano)
  3. It isn’t much different than an university project Strong theoretical

    foundation is the key for passing interviews Fresh graduate knows more stuff than the majority of the industry No exams 🙂
  4. Getting things done is more impactful than beating SOTA Model’s

    complexity isn’t a proxy for success - luckily! Doing proper research is long, frustrating and expensive Prove business value first, then iterate
  5. Learn a little bit of Dev-Ops Being able to autonomously

    deploy models to production is the biggest skill a DS can have Flask, Docker and (managed!) K8s cover 99% of the use cases
  6. Thanks