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Data generalism

Learning as a "data generalist"

Data generalism

One of the most common questions I get from students near the end of a data science course is "what next?". How do you keep learning once you have the basics, especially if you're a generalist?

Why I now call myself a "data generalist"

Data generalism

I've realised that pigeonholing myself as a data scientist, broad as that term is, doesn't work for me. Finding a good job title for myself is actually non-trivial. If you feel the same way, you may also be a "data generalist", and this post is for you.

About David

I'm a freelance data scientist, consultant, and educator with an MSc. in Data Science and a background in software and web development. I'm a generalist; my previous roles have been a range of data science, software development, and software architecting jobs.

Things I also do:

  • I co-host the Half Stack Data Science podcast where we talk about the realities of data science in the business world
  • I've written various articles and tutorials about data science
  • I've given a selection of talks at large conferences and universities, all on similar topics of "real world data science"
  • I occasionally stream some data science over on Twitch, where I take a vague project idea, a dataset, and try to come up with an answer in about an hour, explaining the code and thought process as I go.

Contact me

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