Friday, February 8, 2019

Transitioning from Academia to Data Science - Jake Klamka with Kevin Hale

Jake Klamka founded Insight. Insight provides intensive 7 week professional training fellowships in fields such as data science and data engineering. Insight was in the YC Winter 2011 batch.
Kevin Hale is a Visiting Partner at YC. Before YC Kevin was the cofounder of Wufoo, which was funded by YC in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon -
Kevin's introJake's introApplying to YC with one product then changing itHow Insight startedJake's first students and initial courseworkFinding out what companies want from data scientistsPicking the first class of studentsCommon pitfalls for people transitioning into data scienceTypes of data science rolesWhat data scientists should look out for in companiesChuck Grimmett asks - When do you know you need to bring in seasoned data scientists?How Insight has scaled and changedWhat happens in the programExamples of a good project for a data science resumeWill more data scientists be founders in the future?Teaching productCleaning dataTools for tracking dataTrack what are you trying to optimizeChurn and conversionIs there an ideal background for a data scientist?Which startups recruit well at Insight?ContractingFields Jake is excited about

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