At The Data Incubator we run a free eight-week Data Science Fellowship Program 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. Suchandan was a Fellow in our Fall 2016 cohort in San Francisco who landed a job at our hiring partner, Argyle Data – now Mavenir
Tell us about your background. How did it set you up to be a great Data Scientist?
Knowing techniques and tools is important, but asking the right questions (and knowing which to avoid) is often what makes the difference between a problem you can solve, and one that remains intractable. For example, there have been many times where choosing the right strategy or perspective has made extremely difficult conjectures appear “natural” in number theory/arithmetic algebraic geometry. I have always found my experiences in mathematics to give me skills that guide me in problem solving outside of mathematics, and for that I am very appreciative.
What do you think you got out of The Data Incubator?
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?
How did you come up with the idea for the project?
What technologies did you use and what skills did you learn at TDI that you applied to the project?
What was your most surprising or interesting finding?
Describe the business application for this project (how could a company use your work or your data)
Do you have an interesting visualization to share?
And lastly, tell us about your new job!
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- Data Science Fellowship – a free, full-time, eight-week bootcamp program for PhD and master’s graduates looking to get hired as professional Data Scientists in New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Boston.
- Hiring Data Scientists
- Corporate data science training
- Online data science courses: introductory part-time bootcamps – taught by our expert Data Scientists in residence, and based on our Fellowship curriculum – for busy professionals to boost their data science skills in their spare time.