Ideas for data science Capstone Project.

IBM sjcndg
Apr 9, 2018 15 Comments

Hi guys.

I'm completing online data science course which ends in a capstone project. I can't think of a topic, any suggestions? Im looking for a unique and interesting topic to explore.... with data that I can I find easily. I'd also like to be able to complete the entire project in about 3 full days. Also preferably something applicable to possible buisness's needs. Any comments would be greatly appreciated!!

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  • Uber Head
    data science capstone project ideas generator
    Apr 9, 2018 1
    • IBM sjcndg
      OP
      Lol. Good one.
      Apr 9, 2018
  • Google jghyrh
    you could do some statistical analysis on gun deaths wrt gun laws and other factors, by zip code, and draw some conclusions. :)
    Apr 9, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

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      Hooliganssmore
      This would be an interesting one.
      Apr 9, 2018
  • Google jghyrh
    Hey I did that one too. Lucky, you get to pick your project! We all had to do the nlp text prediction thing. It was an interesting enough project, but kinda lame in that it required very little knowledge from the classes.

    Don't look on GitHub, unless you're just looking for inspiration on ideas. Plagiarists are assholes. :P
    Apr 9, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Eng kml
      which online course? would you recommend taking it over the others?
      Apr 9, 2018
    • IBM sjcndg
      OP
      Definitely not looking to copy any existing project... And want to do something unique if possible.
      Apr 9, 2018
    • Google jghyrh
      @kml, the Data Science specialization with Johns Hopkins, on Coursera.

      It's a 9 course specialization with one project course at the end.

      Is it worth doing? Maybe... Do it because you're interested, not for the badge on LinkedIn.

      You can take multiple classes in parallel. I would do them 2 at a time, for a comfortable pace with a full time job.

      However, the statistics course is the toughest one, so depending on your math, you might want to take that one by itself and take your time with it.

      The course is done with the R language, which is kind of okay for exploratory stuff, but beyond that, it's an unpleasant language. Would have been more interesting to do the course with Python/numpy or something like that.

      It's really easy to get perfect grades.

      If you can convince your boss/company to expense it, go for it. :)
      Apr 10, 2018
  • Microsoft @russia.co
    Do it on how much money Muller is wasting on digging up dirt on Trump to find the mystical collusion vs. how easy it would be to prove Hillary took money from Russia for Uranium deal.
    Apr 9, 2018 1
    • Expedia Torn
      Republicans control Congress and the white house. They could investigate whomever they wish whenever they wish. Just sayin'
      Apr 9, 2018
  • Microsoft HDnI53
    Look at kaggle to get ideas. I have worked on some projects involving the NYC cab data set. Lots of things to do around it like hotspot analysis, trip time prediction etc
    Apr 9, 2018 1
    • Axtria Together
      @OP I did that too, there are loads of solved projects for this one on GitHub.
      Apr 9, 2018
  • Oracle / Other r9a7bkty
    A problem related to the industry you want to work in. Two birds one stone
    Apr 9, 2018 0
  • Expedia Torn
    NLP for laws/rulings
    Apr 9, 2018 0
  • Axtria Together
    Recommendation system for Netflix/YouTube/Spotify/Amazon
    Apr 9, 2018 0