best Data Science online course/resources

AQR / Eng lumino
May 11 14 Comments

I am currently a python programmer (6yoe, TC 275k) and I want to switch to a data science/ML role, ideally in bioinformatics. There are quite a few websites offering courses. My question is, which of these is the best - both in terms of learning the necessary skills, and reputable among employers (if any)? Do any of their certificates/credentials carry weight with employers? Udacity is by far the most expensive, do employers actually respect their nanodegrees? I am going to study full time for 2-3 months so neither time nor cost are important factors. The most important thing to me is to learn the skills and get a REAL data science job (not building an ETL pipeline or other infrastructure).

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  • AQR sckus
    Step 1 is to get the f out of that shithole
    May 11 5
    • AQR / Eng lumino
      OP
      Haha I've already resigned
      May 11
    • AQR sckus
      Good for you man. Many of us are dying to get the f outta here
      May 11
    • Google Se7eи
      ? What's wrong with AQR though
      May 11
    • Following. What’s wrong with AQR? Its one of my exit options
      May 11
    • AQR tihs
      Low pay, boring work, stupid commute (if coming from nyc), devs not even 2nd class citizens (more like > 5th class), no exit opps (be prepared to get downleveled hard).

      The only good thing is you can get away doing absolutely jackshit. Most of the crowd are old people who live nearby that have 2-3 kids who are banking on free insurance benefits etc and short commute and doing absolutely nothing. Whereas most of the young kids get paid like shit but need to do most of the work

      Note that OP’s tc is very out of the ordinary. For 6 yoe devs usually it’s around 170k.
      May 12
  • Google nDSc02
    Also, nobody cares about these certificates. It's all about your skills and your portfolio
    May 11 0
  • Google Se7eи
    Elements of Statistical Learning + read the original papers
    May 11 3
    • What papers?
      May 11
    • Google Se7eи
      on the models that OP uses
      May 11
    • Do you have any suggestions?
      May 11
  • Credit Sesame an0nm00se
    If you really enjoy programming, then I’m not sure you will enjoy true data science position.
    May 11 1
    • AQR / Eng lumino
      OP
      I don't, that's why I want to do data science
      May 12
  • Google nDSc02
    Dataquest: https://www.dataquest.io/

    Better for Python than Datacamp
    May 11 0

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