Do you know a friend who works way too many hours in front of a computer? Here’s a solution: write a Python program that encourages them to take a break after every two hours of computer work. How will we do it? We’ll create a Python program that will play their favorite song on YouTube after every two hours of work.
One of the most impactful ways data analysts and scientists can communicate their findings is through the increasingly popular media of data visualizations. Entire websites, podcasts, and Twitter feeds are devoted to sharing these rich, immersive data-driven experiences. As inspiration for your own work with data, check out these 15 data visualizations that will wow you. Taken together, this roundup is an at-a-glance representation of the range of uses data analysis has, from pop culture to public good.
“What aspects are better to help you stand out in an interview for today’s web market? Creativity or experience? Development or Design? Own projects or work in companies? Language expertise or enthusiasm?”
This is a tough question, and one that I don’t think I can answer all the way. So, I asked around the Udacity office. Here’s what our front-end web developers think as they interview candidates for front-end roles.
If you’re interested in a career in data, and you’re familiar with the set of skills you’ll need to master, you know that Python and R are two of the most popular languages for data analysis. If you’re a newcomer to the world of data science and don’t have experience in either language, or with programming in general, it makes sense to be unsure whether to learn R or Python first.
A company’s investment in the training and education of their employees is of paramount importance. Some bosses realize that, and offer generous tuition reimbursement, assistance packages, or educational fellowships. Others need some convincing. In either scenario, if you’re eager to pursue an additional degree or certification, it’s helpful to arm yourself with the knowledge of what’s possible in regard to having work pay for your education. Then you can make a strong case on your way to free, or inexpensive, instruction that’ll stand you in good stead for the rest of your career.
One of the first things recruiters or hiring managers are likely to do when considering you as a job candidate is Google you to see what you’re all about. Investing the time and energy into building your brand online is essential in landing a good job. Not sure where to begin? Follow this five-step checklist to cultivate a strong personal brand online that’s discoverable, professional, and impressive.
Life’s too short not to be audacious. What are you dreaming of accomplishing in 2015?
Here’s a challenge for you: make an Audacious Goal for 2015.
What’s an Audacious Goal? It’s a goal with three characteristics: specific, (a little bit) scary, and smart.