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.
|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|
|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!
|Data Science||Data Science Intensive Full-time 8-week program in Cape Town – highly recommended ☑||AIMS|