Data science in the bay area.

Ford carsun
Sep 17 12 Comments

I'm assessing a possible job offer in the bay area. The job will be in non tech as a data scientist, so I'm guessing the pay may not be great. I'm looking at the opportunity as a gateway to the Bay area. How is the data science scene in the bay area? Has everything moved to automl and data prep tools already or is github still being widely used with open source tools? Asking to know the state of the field.

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  • Are you going to build just Tableau reports and push around Excel spreadsheets as Data Scientist? If not then it is a fucking Tech role. What is your YOE?
    Sep 17 3
    • Chegg esen
      Kind of think he means it’s a non-tech company.... like target. Chill.
      Sep 17
    • Ford carsun
      OP
      Yes
      Sep 17
    • Ford carsun
      OP
      I build predictive models using python and spark , 3 yoe
      Sep 17
  • Sears / Data prodigy004
    Mate, you're wildly disconnected with the data science scene in general if you had to ask if everything has moved to AutoML
    Sep 17 3
    • Ford carsun
      OP
      I just feel that being in the Midwest , maybe the bay area data science scene is far ahead. Just wanted to check my assumption
      Sep 17
    • Citibank / Data
      noisyedge

      Citibank Data

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      Think Big Analytics
      noisyedgemore
      I mean the new rounds from H2O and DataRobot sure paint a picture of the market... but sometimes I'm worried the message is "winter is coming" 😅
      Sep 17
    • Citibank / Data XTR
      I have the same thoughts as you, noisyedge
      Sep 17
  • Ford carsun
    OP
    I should've framed it better. I meant a non tech company. 3 yrs YOE
    Sep 17 0
  • Lyft / Data
    wrBR34

    Lyft Data

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    BCG
    wrBR34more
    We don’t use any commercial tools. All sklearn, spark , ...
    Sep 17 1
    • Ford carsun
      OP
      Thanks there's finally a sane answer
      Sep 18
  • New / Data 0566
    I'm a data scientist at a non-tech company based in Oakland. We use R and python for everything.
    Sep 26 0