Linear Digressions
Linear Digressions
Ben Jaffe and Katie Malone
The Three Types of Data Scientists, and What They Actually Do
23 minutes Posted Sep 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm.
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If you've been in data science for more than a year or two, chances are you've noticed changes in the field as it's grown and matured. And if you're newer to the field, you may feel like there's a disconnect between lots of different stories about what data scientists should know, or do, or expect from their job. This week, we cover two thought pieces, one that arose from interviews with 35(!) data scientists speaking about what their jobs actually are (and aren't), and one from the head of data science at AirBnb organizing core data science work into three main specialties.
Relevant links:
https://hbr.org/2018/08/what-data-scientists-really-do-according-to-35-data-scientists
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/one-data-science-job-doesnt-fit-all-elena-grewal