At The Data Incubator we run a free eight-week data science fellowship to help our Fellows land industry jobs. We love Fellows with diverse academic backgrounds that go beyond what companies traditionally think of when hiring data scientists. Jordan was a Fellow in our Spring 2017 cohort who landed a job with one of our hiring partners, IronNet Cybersecurity.
Tell us about your background. How did it set you up to be a great data scientist?
My background is in particle physics. As a physicist, I analyzed large datasets of particle collision images, and I used machine learning tools to classify rare and interesting collisions.
What do you think you got out of The Data Incubator?
At The Data Incubator I I learned a whole new toolset for approaching data analytics. I was exposed to new concepts like language processing and map-reduce, which never arose in physics. Furthermore, I was coached on how to best market myself to employers.