Data Science

Data Science

This learning path is designed to give you an introduction to Data Science. In this learning path you will learn what Data Science is, the key concepts, how organisations are using machine learning and where to go next.

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Data Science Roles

Data Science Roles

Data science is all about extracting insight from data by utilising data analysis, machine learning, or advanced algorithms. Since data science is a fast growing and desirable area of work, you will find less traditional job roles are on offer with rapidly increasing demand. You may notice that many people working in the data science...

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Data Concepts

Data Concepts

Data is a term that is thrown around quite a lot these days and many people use the word without fully understanding what it means. In technology the word “data” is approximately synonymous with “information”. That is data about a person, is just unprocessed information about them. Almost all companies produce and consume huge amounts...

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Coding Languages Concepts

Coding Languages Concepts

Writing code (or coding or programming or developing or scripting) is the way humans get computers to do things. Whether it is to solve a problem, automate some tasks, or create a video game, together humans and code can do it all. Coding is both a technical and a creative exercise. There’s no single right...

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Data Visualisation Concepts

Data Visualisation Concepts

For anyone working with data, data visualisation should be your bread and butter. It’ll help you understand your data. It’ll help you coax secrets out of your data. And it’ll help you share your data without always having to throw spreadsheets at someone. You’ll need to have some awareness of basic graph types (e.g. line...

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Machine Learning Concepts

Machine Learning Concepts

Machine learning is one of the biggest buzzwords of the decade, so understanding exactly what it is, knowing its limitations, and seeing the basics of how it works can be great when launching your tech career. Machine learning is quite commonly used synonymously with artificial intelligence (AI), however they are not identical. Machine learning is...

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AI and Robotics Ethics

AI and Robotics Ethics

With the rapid rise of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics over the past decade or so, increasing amounts of attention have been drawn towards the downsides of this technology. And rightly so; there is currently insufficient regulation and international agreement as to the limits and applications of this ever-improving, extremely powerful area of tech. Just...

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Data-Driven Decision Making

Data-Driven Decision Making

Want to understand data-driven decision making? Easy. Go watch the film Moneyball. It is both a decent film and a solid introduction to the benefits and challenges of data-driven decision making. So if you’re looking for an excuse to ‘study’ whilst also sat in bed eating ice-cream, this is it. Making decisions in a data-driven...

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Data Modelling Concepts

Data Modelling Concepts

Ever heard of data architecture? If not, it’s an important job in a large organisation so have a quick read-up here. With the rise of data in everything from banking to farming, data architects are becoming increasingly sought after. Overall, their job is to ensure that data systems (such as databases and applications) are designed...

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Beginners Data Science Projects

Beginners Data Science Projects

One of the most valuable things an aspiring data scientist can do is build a portfolio of work. Now it’s likely that you’ll have read this advice all over the internet and for good reason- it is genuinely good advice! But the work ‘portfolio’ itself causes problems for a lot of people. When people talk...

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Physics Undergrad to Data Scientist

Physics Undergrad to Data Scientist

Callum – Ultimaker Data Scientist (LinkedIn) Tell us about university. What did you study and what did you do after graduating? I did four years of physics and astronomy at uni. When I finally graduated, I found a summer job doing manual labouring just to earn a bit of money while I figured out what...

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What Training Is Best?

What Training Is Best?

It might be hard to decide whether to commit time to doing a training course about a topic you know nothing about. You might ask yourself if the course is too difficult, worth the money or even worth the time. Many tech employers will even offer training when you begin your job, so why bother...

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Should I do a Certification?

Should I do a Certification?

Certifications are an odd one. Most of the time, people will insist that you don’t actually need them because experience and enthusiasm are far more important. But at the same time, almost everyone seems to do them. So below, we’ve briefly outlined the what, why, and cost of tech qualifications. However if you just want...

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