How to Learn Data Science Most Effectively in 2020 | Eric Weber

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Jun 20, 2020
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How to learn Data Science most effectively in 2020, what goes wrong in the field, and why income is not the only relevant career metric.

In this one-hour fireside chat with Eric Weber, Data Science Influencer (40k followers) and former Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn, we discussed strategies and tactics to learn skills, finding a balance between theory and practice, developing a mindset of learning through failure, and why everyone needs to find his or her own way.

While it is hard to wrap up all insights in a post, here are 6 learnings from the webinar. For more, you can watch the entire recording at the end of the page.

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Figure 1: Data Science Skills

Finally, don`t listen too much to what others say (applies to this post as well) in your career journey. Well-known Youtuber & MIT Research Scientist Lex Fridman recently shared his own struggles with imposter syndrome and comparing himself to others. His suggestion?

“Pave your own path”

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