I am not a real data scientist.


I have never used a deep learning framework, like TensorFlow or Keras. I have never touched a GPU. I don’t have a degree in computer science or statistics. My degree is in mechanical engineering, of all things. I don't know R. But I haven’t given up hope. After reading a bunch of job postings, I figured out that all it will take to become a real data scientist is five PhD's and 87 years of job experience.

This is an absolutely wonderful post about the prevalence of imposter syndrome in data science. You will almost definitely experience this feeling (I know I do!). But instead of focusing on credentials obtained and tools used, the author proposes that you are a real data scientist if you are asking good questions and answering them with data.



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