We have a surprise visit from friend of the podcast, Srivatsan Srinivasan!
Lot's of awesome topics covered in this office hour session!
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[00:01:57] Use your Excel skills to learn python
[00:04:35] Automating stuff you do in Excel with python
[00:06:49] Srivatsan shares tips on complementing your Excel skills with python
[00:08:38] Some resources recommendations for learning python
[00:10:34] How to find out what niche in data science to pursue
[00:15:17] The main problem with graduate level education in data science
[00:15:33] How the real world is different from Kaggle
[00:17:27] How to broaden your skillset
[00:19:47] Ideas for a data engineering project
[00:21:56] What are people looking for in interviews?
[00:24:50] Talking about portfolio projects in interviews
[00:27:23] Think about the question behind the question in an interview
[00:34:13] How Srivatsan comes up with new topics for his YouTube channel
[00:36:08] The importance of understanding the basics
[00:38:10] We talk about SQL
[00:42:37] Real world experience beyond the workplace
[00:44:47] Common SQL questions in an interview
[00:49:57] Don’t undersell yourself in an interview
[00:50:21] Storytelling in data science
[00:57:37] Is a Masters programs in data analytics, data science and/or computer science valuable?
[01:00:21] Finding datasets for projects