CHP015: Fernando Hidalgo on How To Learn Data Science on Your Nights and Weekends


How To Learn Data Science on Your Nights and Weekends. An enlightening interview with Fernando Hidalgo.

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Our guest today is Fernando Hidalgo. He's a self-taught coder and is currently a data scientist at Discovery Communications. He is interested in startups, block chain technology and helping others navigate the tech career field. Let’s hear what he has to say about data science and learn how you can follow in his shoes to earn the tech career you desire through online courses and personal projects on your nights and weekends.

Key Takeaways:

  • improve yourself bit by bit, day by day
  • build your business knowledge so you can better provide value and make yourself an appealing candidate/employee
  •  projects are far more important for getting hired than earning the skills taught in courses

 

 

Show Notes:

Fernando Hidalgo. Data scientist at Prismoji

Tiny Habits TED Talk by BJ Fogg

Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath

Udemy Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp

Metis Data Science Bootcamps

Sci-kit Machine Learning in Python

Make an online portfolio with Squarespace

Github

Fernando's Online Portfolio

Sample email to send to recruiters

Prep for a data science technical interview at Data Masked

Product Hunt: The best new products, every day

Peiter Levels: Maker of the Year on Product Hunt

2018-03-05T10:55:43+00:00

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