Gaining data science experience without having a data science job seems daunting. One of the biggest questions I get from people trying to break in to data science is “how do I gain data science experience if I don’t have a data science job?”.
To answer this question, I’ve put together the following top 5 ways to gain useful, real-world, data science experience: Build Small Projects, Volunteer as a Data Scientist, Join a Meetup, Create Tutorials, Contribute to Open Source Projects, I’ll go through each one of these in detail, and give you specific actions to take.
You certainly don’t need to do everything on this list before you can start applying for data science jobs.
My advice would be to focus on one or two things in this list, don’t try to do everything at once.
Author: John Sullivan