A Journey into Data Science: Earning the White Coat

  • 26m
  • Anthony Dutra
  • EMC
  • 2015

Do you yearn to discover? Do you want to decipher intricacies within unstructured data? Perhaps take seemingly disjointed files and construct a cohesive masterpiece? Challenge complex hypotheses? Develop data-driven models? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, then becoming a Data Scientist may be the career track for you...but where does one begin?

In the initial phases of discovering Data Science, it’s natural to feel intimidated by the volume of available information. This article will provide a baseline understanding of Data Science and the concepts associated with it. It will challenge the claim that Data Science is a discipline only for those with an advanced degree in mathematics or computer science. While it is crucial to have such an educational background, it is more imperative to have a curiosity for the unknown world of data, a passion for discovery, and a yearning to analyze to create significant solutions. This article is written from the perspective of someone who has researched the topic of Data Science for approximately two years and it’s time for that knowledge to be shared amongst all aspiring Data Scientists, with the hopes of inspiring each one to embark on their journey to earning the white coat.

In this Book

  • A Journey into Data Science─Earning the White Coat
  • The Journey Begins
  • What is Data Science?
  • Big Data and the Internet of Things
  • The Personas of a Data Scientist
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves!
  • Resources for Future Data Scientists
  • A Single Step...
  • Appendix
  • Code for Sentiment Analysis17