As a data scientist in Silicon Valley, I am humbled by the amount of attention our field has received in the past few years. Harvard Business Review has called data science the sexiest job of the 21st century and Forbes released a report explaining why data scientist is the best job to pursue in 2016.
These headlines pique the interest of many industry professionals interested in crunching data and looking for the next exciting phase in their career. With so much interest in the data science field, I often get questions to the tune of: How did you fall into data science as a career? What inspired you to become a data scientist?
Author: Chalenge Masekera