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Advice to aspiring data scientists: start a blog

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Last week I shared a thought on Twitter: When you’ve written the same code 3 times, write a function When you’ve given the same in-person advice 3 times, write a blog post — David Robinson (@drob) November 9, 2017 Ironically, this tweet hints at a piece of advice I’ve given at least 3 dozen times, but haven’t yet written a post about. I’ve given this advice to almost every aspiring data scientist who asked me what they should do to find a job: start a blog, and write about data science. What could you write about if you’re not yet working as a data scientist? Here are some possible topics (each attached to examples from my own blog): Analyses of datasets you find interesting (example, example) Intuitive explanations of concepts you’ve recently mastered (example, example) Explorations of how to make…
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