What does a data scientist REALLY look like?


Author Genevieve Hayes did an analysis using Stack Overflow's survey data (Jupyter notebook here) to look at a bunch of measures for data scientists vs software engineers as a whole. By and large the distributions were similar—data scientists, like software engineers, are not exactly a diverse bunch. This is not exactly surprising.

The analysis leaves questions that I'd be very interested to learn more about. For example: my guess is that the self-described data analyst population is both more age and gender diverse than the self-described data scientist population. Just a hunch, but the data is there to look. Anyone have time? I'd be happy to link to a followup piece in coming weeks.


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