The MSA Internation Student Experience: Conversation Club

The Institute for Advanced Analytics attracts aspiring data scientists from around the world, with nearly 20 percent of MSA alumni hailing from outside the United States. To better support this population, Kate Bagley, the Institute’s Assistant Head of Technical Communication, introduced Conversation Club at the start of the MSA Class Continue reading The MSA Internation Student Experience: Conversation Club

How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Back in 2018, when I first learned about hackathons, I had never written a line of code in Python, let alone participated in coding events. While I was excited about solving data science problems, my lack of coding skills was a severe hindrance in achieving this feat. However, I was Continue reading How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Quick Steps to Making a Resume in Tableau

Looking for resources to further my learning in how to display data using Tableau, I stumbled across an interactive resume concept. Creating a resume in Tableau is billed as a great way to showcase your Tableau skills and your experience. This medium allows for more creativity and freedom in how Continue reading Quick Steps to Making a Resume in Tableau

Twitter’s Role in Data Science

As data science enthusiasts, we hear about Twitter’s role in web scraping and sentiment analysis in various projects and research journals. Twitter gives us a constant influx of data on any topic imaginable, giving analysts a way to generate reports on how people feel about healthcare, the stock market, or Continue reading Twitter’s Role in Data Science

Three must-listen podcasts for data scientists

There is a podcast out there for everyone, and in some cases, many. I have discovered that there are more than a few podcasts written by and for people like me — unashamed data nerds. Here are my favorites. Data Skeptic Data Skeptic is one of the most popular podcasts Continue reading Three must-listen podcasts for data scientists

Book review of Weapons of Math Destruction

As budding data scientists and analytic professionals, we’ve immersed ourselves in the IAA curriculum to develop both our technical and soft skills. We’ve learned that conducting analytics is meaningless without some way to gain insights or inform decisions. In practice, analytics requires a blend of understanding the technical underpinnings and Continue reading Book review of Weapons of Math Destruction