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. Hernan was a Fellow in our Fall 2015 cohort in New York City who landed a job with our hiring partner, 1010data.
Tell us about your background. How did it set you up to be a great data scientist?
What do you think you got out of The Data Incubator?
I also learned a large number of tech tools, such as Hadoop and MapReduce which are essential for the analysis of very large amounts of data.
Last, but not least, the Incubator helped me to have a more business oriented thinking of problems. In a business environment conclusions must be concrete, translate into actionable items, and easily communicable. TDI helped me transition from an academic view of problems to a business/actionable approach.
What advice would you give to someone who is applying for The Data Incubator, particularly someone with your background?
What is your favorite thing you learned at The Data Incubator?
Could you tell us about your Data Incubator Capstone project?
And lastly, tell us about your new job!