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Data science has always been different

Vicki has written a thought provoking post. I think she suffers a bit from generalization as she herself complains about generalization. I am not sure her argument is very balanced as her definition of a junior data scientist goes to low, and her picture of the expectations is too broad. Junior Data Scientists She seems to include almost every person that has completed a few Coursera courses or a couple of certificates. ...

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What is in a name?

Data science can be a very vague title and can cover a variety of applications (although I saw it claimed by quite a few people that don’t have the background). I remember as a kid hearing the word engineer being tacked on the end of every job. I remember a few kids joking about the garbageman being called a sanitation engineer. Coming from a National Lab I felt the pressure to call myself a scientist and sometimes wondered why I didn’t get to wear cool glasses. ...