Data Scientist - Part 0

18 June 2012

I have just been accepted to the Data Science certificate program at the University of Washington. This is prep for my ideal job. I love to analyze data and solve hard problems. Lucky for me, that’s in demand.

Data scientists have 4 key skills:

These skills complement each other. I am sure you’ve been in situations where the key person was someone who knew math, the business, and the data. They are the linchpins of software and IT teams.

Classes start this fall. I will be blogging about the experience here, at I know many DBAs and developers who would be good data scientists. I know even more good statisticians and domain experts. What they all have in common is: they are ready for more, but don’t feel ready.

I don’t feel ready either. I am not willing to wait until I am…so here I go!