A Day In the Life of a Data Scientist: Panel Discussion

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119 Nueces Street

Austin, TX 78702

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Considering a career change into Data Science and want to better understand the road ahead of you? Come join us as we bring in a panel of Data Scientists and explore their backgrounds, trainings, their typical day, and problems they're solving.

Making a career change to a field as new and evolving like Data Science comes with a significant amount of uncertainty, questions, and confusion. We’re bringing together an incredible panel of data scientists with diverse backgrounds to give you a better idea of what it takes to succeed in this demanding career field.

Meet our Panelists:

Lee Harper

I did my PhD at Oxford in statistical theories of chemical reactions. After a brief stint as a high school teacher, I became a scientific analyst (what would now be called a data scientist), doing research to build machine learning models for the medical diagnostics industry. After moving to the US, I held various data and statistics roles at a couple of digital marketing startups. After coming to Galvanize to advance my python and SQL skills, I now work as a data scientist come manager for Cerebri AI Inc, where I get to work with a great team taking an innovative approach to measuring customer success.

Kelsey Nowell

Some of the topics we will cover include:

* The importance of a support network

* Best practices in learning the foundational skills to thrive as a Data Scientist

* Industry trends

*The future of Data Science

* Mentorship



Come with some questions ready for our panelists :)


6:30pm - 6:45pm - Doors open & food/drinks

6:45pm - 8:00pm - Panel Discussion

About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

  • Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth

  • Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

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