Learning git is Not Enough: Becoming a Data Scientist After a Science PhD

mike.place

Some advice about moving into data science after completing a PhD in a natural science from someone who did. My favorite quote is from a section titled "Why tech companies shouldn’t hire you":

[Tech firms] know that, left alone, a typical science PhD cannot build robust, complex software systems. More fundamentally, science PhDs are often ignorant about the basic tools and conventions of collaborative software development.

Real talk 😰

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