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Joining the Data Science Community

Joining the Data Science Community

How and why to build your network in data science (slightly updated for social distancing).

Emily Robinson

April 07, 2020
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  1. Emily Robinson
    Senior Data Scientist at Warby Parker
    Joining the Data Science
    Community

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  2. Acknowledging the current situation
    ➔ We’re in an unprecedented time
    ➔ Some traditional venues are closed (in-person meetups)
    ➔ Community remain important and core principles stand
    ➔ We’ll get better at adapting and find new avenues to connect

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  3. Barriers & Misconceptions
    Why Network?
    Where to Start
    Networking Effectively
    Overview

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  4. Barriers & Misconceptions

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  5. 1. It’s awkward

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  6. 2. It’s solely self-serving

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  7. 3. It’s a numbers game

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  8. It can be all of these things …

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  9. But it can also be this:

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  10. Generating some examples …

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  11. From real people (not actors)

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  12. From real people (not actors)

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  13. From real people (not actors)

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  14. From real people (not actors)

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  15. From real people (not actors)

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  16. Why Network?

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  17. People come to you

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  18. People come to you

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  19. Gain opportunities
    Jared Lander
    (meetup organizer)
    asked me to speak

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  20. Snowball effect

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  21. Where do you start?

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  22. Ask for help (use hashtags)

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  23. Live tweet talks

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  24. Share your work

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  25. Share other people’s work

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  26. Networking effectively

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  27. Follow the Pacman Rule

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  28. Understand your position
    Start with them?

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  29. Understand your position
    Start with them?

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  30. Meeting your heroes

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  31. Get specific
    ➔ Mentions their work
    ➔ Offers a topic
    ➔ Suggests a specific time
    (that’s limited)

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  32. Real-life example
    Hi Emily, I'm reaching out because I'd like to apply to Etsy, most likely for the
    more junior position having finished Metis in XYZ. We haven't chatted much
    lately, but I've been following your career with interest - I can tell by how active
    you've been in the community, writing blogs, giving talks, appearing at
    conferences etc. that Etsy has been a supportive place to learn and grow and
    build cool things and give back to the open-source community. I'd love to hear
    more about your experience there over coffee sometime. But in the meantime
    do let me know if you have a direct application link so I can get the referral
    credited to you.
    If I don't hear from you by, say, Monday I'll reach out to you on Twitter or email
    (I think I have your email?) in case you're not checking your Slack. Thanks!

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  33. Specific Tips for the current time
    ➔ Look for connection through mutual experience or friends/colleagues
    ➔ See if your local meetups are running virtually – consider giving a
    lightning talk!
    ➔ Understand people’s schedule may have changed dramatically – be
    flexible

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  34. Strong networks lift everyone up

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  35. Resources
    ➔ Making Peace with Personal Branding by Rachel Thomas
    ➔ Climbing the Relationship Ladder by Mark Meloon
    ➔ Do you have time for a Quick Chat? by Trey Causey
    ➔ Learn to Love Networking in HBR
    ➔ Overcoming Social Anxiety by Steph Locke

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