Four Key Tips for Creating Better Data Science

Four key tips for a career in Data Science

Guiding principles to help you thrive in Data Science - commit to these maxims and this new ship will carry you to unbelievable destinations. 

Curiosity - you have to be focused on a world where you are always switching, trying new things, you could be swinging from meteorology, mathematics, social networking, payments, to healthcare, keeping it fresh is key to your engagement and longevity in the field of advanced analytics. 

Ethics and security - ensure that you establish your own standard and protocols early on to ensure that you are managing data sensitively and with integrity, especially when it is attributed to individuals.  

There is no ‘i’ in team - there is more benefit to working, building and playing with data with others. If you really want to become a high performance team, make sure that it is very diverse, a team of mixed genders and mixed diversity is where the best teams come from. If you want to go fast, go it alone, if you want to go far, go together. 

Get creative with datasets - find a set that is really grounded in a problem that is near you, don’t look at a problem that is too abstract, perhaps in broad social media, but look for something in your local community, because you will understand and learn much more deeply about how data is collected, the pros the cons, and you also have to be able to see the impact of your work.

Alex White