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Meet the Man Who’s Transforming Healthcare Through Data

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Patrick McNamara

When we first met Patrick, he was a student in our Data Science class. Since then, he’s taken on roles as a teaching assistant and lead instructor. He recently landed his dream job working as a data scientist for Oscar Health. Here’s his story in his own words.

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What is a Data Scientist?

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What makes a job sexy? Money, power, sex appeal? To us, finding a job you love, that is totally in demand (read: people want you), is what’s sexy. With that definition, there is no sexier job these days than….data scientist.

According to IBM, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. This data comes from all sorts of places; social media, e-mail, purchase transactions, digital photos and videos, and log data (data extracted from web servers), just to name a few. This data is too large and complex to handle with traditional means of data management, and data scientists are the individuals who know what to do with it.

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Mixing Math and Music: How a Composer Launched His Career in Data Science

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Ruben Naeff

Meet Ruben, who earned two master’s degrees in mathematics and music composition before taking our Data Science Immersive course at our New York City campus. With a knack for data and coding, he dove into data science and landed a sweet gig at the adaptive learning company Knewton.

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What Is: Data Science

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Name: Thomson Nguyen (@itsthomson)
Occupation: I’m the Lead Data Scientist at Causes. I’m also a Visiting Scholar at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences at NYU.

1. In 140 characters or less, what is Data Science?

Data science is the art of using data to create products, obtain actionable insights, and communicate decisions to non-technical people.

2. What are some practical applications of data science?

Most recommendation engines you see on a shopping sites use machine learning and data science. Any data visualization you thought was cool in the last year or so was probably the result of hacking together data. In short, we use data science to help us discover new bands, secure our mobile phones, and ultimately tell a clear story from large, unclear amounts of data.

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5 Steps for Getting Started in Data Science

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Keep your goals in sight. You’ve made your resolutions — we want to help you keep them (at least the ones that aren’t food related). That’s why we’ve put together five simple things you can do to get started in Data Science.

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