January Sabbatical Report: My Year as a Data Scientist

This is a continuation of the series of my sabbatical reports. Here are the previous entries.

The skills needed to be a data scientist. I have spent the last month starting my second project and putting the finishing touches on the first. If all goes well (which it normally doesn’t), I am about one day away from finishing the first project.

The second project is recycling a lot of the work I did for the first project, so there are no new skills yet. I am currently working on reporting out the results of the first project to the client.

I hadn’t really thought about it before, but part of the gig is getting the results from the computer to the people who are going to use them. The client is going through some workflow changes, so I am simply producing an Excel file right now. This involves putting the python script on a virtual machine, then using Task Scheduler to run the code and email it to him (again—Excel and email is a temporary measure).

How academia and business are different. They had a professional magician at their (virtual) holiday party, which I can’t imagine my college doing (Kostya Kimlat, who was great).

How will this experience influence my teaching?  I don’t have any new stories from working at the bank, but I have a lot of ideas from several excellent books I have read. I will write a separate blog post about them at a later time.

My feelings about being in industry.  No Report

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