Data Science Needs People Like YOU | Angela Baltes, PhD
April 8th, 2020
25 mins 15 secs
About this Episode
Why diversity and inclusion is necessary in data scientist and why you shouldn't spend your time trying to "spot a fake data scientist".
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[2:32] The introduction for our guest today
[03:55] Angela walks us through her background and how he started off as a Criminology major, did some data projects, fell in love with the field, and then decided that data is what she wanted to pursue.
[05:32] She talks to us about the inspiration for doing the #100DaysOfCode challenge and how it helped combat imposter syndrome.
[07:15] Angela walks us through the process for planning out and executing on her undertaking of the #100DaysOfCode challenge.
[08:14] Angela tells us about her favorite day during the challenge.
[08:55] She then tells us about her least favorite day during the challenge
[10:14] Angela tells us how she stayed focused, disciplined, and maintained her execution during her #100DaysOfCode.
[11:08] She talk to us about emotional intelligence and why we, as data scientists, need to start incorporating soft skills into our toolkit
[12:52] Angela talks to us about some of the skills up-and-coming data scientists are missing and the importance of knowing your audience and how to present to them.
[15:43] She also shares some tips on how to network with people in LinkedIn
[16:53] She talks about including personalized messages with your request to connect.
[17:28] She shares some tips with us on how to present findings and how to develop projects that add business value and address the bottom line.
[18:51] Angela talks to us about being a woman in tech, why we need everyone in tech, and how our strength is in diversity.
[19:54] Angela shares with us how she finds fulfillment outside of work.
[20:54] Angela tells us the one thing she wants everyone to learn from her story.
[21:44] Jumping into the lightning round: Python or R?
[21:54] Angela tells us what her favorite algorithm is
[22:19] We also learn the title of her PhD dissertation
[22:27] She also shares her favorite data visualization tool with us
[23:05] We learn what her data science superpower is
[23:31] She shares the title of her favorite machine learning book
[23:46] The largest data set that she's worked with
[24:15] Angels lets us know where we can find her and how we can connect with her