Every journey needs a map – even if you don’t end up sticking exactly to the route! This is the map I followed over the past couple of years, and (to my amazement!) it has taken me full-time into the field of data science – and the marvellous prospect of being able to continue the journey and explore new cool stuff on a daily basis… with thanks to the generous “real life data scientists” who took time out to discuss the journey with me and give their input – it’s amazing how many kind people one meets on the road :).

If this were an old-fashioned journey I’d need a compass of course – and James Clear’s advice “Commit to a process, not a goal is definitely it.

Online courses

Skill Course Via
Python Python A – Z for Data Science Udemy
Probability & Bayes Using and handling data Maths Is Fun
Statistics Statistics for Business Analytics Udemy
Pandas Data analysis with Pandas and Python – dipped in Udemy
Machine learning Data science, Deep Learning & Machine Learning with Python – dipped in Udemy
Math skills Mathematics for machine learning: Linear Algebra Coursera
SQL Master SQL for Data Science Udemy
Command Line Linux Command Line Basics Udacity
Google Cloud From Data to Insights with Google Cloud Platform Specialization Coursera
Deep Learning Deep Learning Nanodegree Udacity


Skill Course Via
Math skills Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science– dipped in Amazon
Math skills Calculus made easy – dipped in Amazon
Math skills No bullshit guide to linear algebra – dipped in Amazon
Statistics Naked Statistics ☑ Amazon
Scrum Scrum: The art of doing twice the work in half the time ☑ Amazon
Deep learning Grokking Deep Learning ☑ Manning


After doing all of the above I was ready for this! An 8-week un-paid sabbatical that was totally worth it and launched me into my first job in my new chosen career – yay!

Skill Course Via
Data Science Data Science Intensive Full-time 8-week program in Cape Town – highly recommended AIMS

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