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

How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Solving the simple problems can be the most fun When starting my first job for Bloomberg LP in September 2015, I had to undergo 2 weeks of training on the Bloomberg Terminal, finance, and the internal systems of  the company. I learned about the people, the job and, most notably, Continue reading How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Applying to MSA program

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at NC State is one of the country’s most elite graduate data science programs. If you’re skeptical, check out the MSA’s job placement ratings and the accompanying salaries. Being one of the premier data science institutions, the competition to get into the program Continue reading Applying to MSA program