15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind

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.

How You Can Stand Out in Your Next Web Developer Interview

“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.

How to Choose Between Learning Python or R First

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.

How to Convince Your Boss to Invest In Your Education

How to convince your boss to pay for your education. via blog.udacity.com

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.

Why You Should Take 5 Minutes to Google Yourself Today

Guide to building your brand online. via udacity.com

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.

3 Paths to Your First Data Analyst Job

Given your starting point, what is your best path to your first data science job? What skills can you use to build your foundations in the most efficient and effective way? It’s helpful to examine each of those three scenarios—zero experience, programming but no math, math but no programming—in terms of the building blocks you’ll need to build your ultimate data skill set.