How blogging helped me get my first data science job
- I wanted to become a data scientist since I learned that such a job exists.
- After four months, I limited the topics of my articles to data analytics and machine learning.
- I was training machine learning models, doing data analysis, and spending most of the day reading research papers.
- It was difficult to admit, but I learned that being a data scientist is not the perfect career path.
- I can train machine learning models, build ETL pipelines, write complex software, care about code quality, and plan the architecture of my software.
- If I started blogging regularly earlier, I wouldn’t need to write three times a week.
- I think that six months is the minimal amount of time you need to build a successful blog that boosts your career.
- I have created a free blogging course for aspiring data scientists.
We asked 14 travel experts to share their No. 1 tip for saving money when they're on vacation
- Helene Sula, who runs the blog HeleneInBetween.com with her husband, Michael, said a big way to save money when traveling is by being as flexible as possible with your travel dates.
- Christine Williams and Jules Hatfield, who run the travel blog DontForgetToMove.com, also recommend house-sitting as a way to save money while vacationing or traveling.
- Lisa Unverricht is a travel writer and runs the German language half of the dual-language travel website Penguin and Pia. To save money while vacationing, she said to bring food to the airport.
- Kiefer said another easy way to save money when traveling is by skipping drinks or dessert when you eat out.
- DiScala, founder of JohnnyJet.com, told Business Insider to be mindful of the type of credit cards you use when traveling abroad.
- Karen Edwards, who runs the blog TravelMadMum.com, told Business Insider you'll save money if you get an airline-specific credit card.
The creators of Billions are making a TV show about Uber
- The new show will be adapted from New York Times reporter Mike Isaac’s recent book, Super Pumped, and it will focus on former Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick.
- If the series roughly traces the arc of the book, Billions showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien could follow the famously pugnacious founder’s path from serial entrepreneur to his horrid final year of running Uber in 2017, which was marked by ceaseless scandal.
- Kalanick’s final act as CEO of Uber also seems like fodder for Koppelman and Levien, as it involved the kind of boardroom drama the showrunning duo have indulged in across four seasons of Billions.
- Should Koppelman and Levien’s adaptation get picked up by Showtime, it will also be interesting to see if it touches on Isaac’s own involvement in the final act of Super Pumped.
How I Write My Blog Posts
- I create a new page for the new blog article where I start collecting relevant articles, ideas, code snippets and more.
- The first step of the writing phase is to create a new branch in my website repository for the new blog article.
- A big focus is on the outline of the post where I try to list the main points I want to teach with the article and keep the reader motivated to continue reading.
- The last step is to publish the article on dev.to which already fetched the blog content via my RSS feed so that I just need to review the prepared post there and publish it.
- Most of the time, the preparation and talks are quite easy as I already invested enough time for the topic research during writing the article.
The CEO of a tech company changing the way developers code explains how a simple writing habit has made him a better leader
- Anil Dash is the CEO of Glitch, a coding platform that helps web app developers work more efficiently and effectively.
- Dash took over Fog Creek Software three years ago and relaunched it as Glitch, built around a developers' platform with millions of users working at companies like Google and Microsoft, and enterprise clients like Spotify, Slack, and Trello.
- The management consultant David Allen, best known for his book "Getting Things Done," has said, "Your mind is made for having ideas, not for holding ideas," and that general idea is why you'll find journaling (blogging is essentially a more structured, public version of it) often recommended as a way to gain clarity and increase productivity.
- For Dash, putting down ideas that he and his team have, as they did in their public company handbook, for example, is a way to work with such clarity.
- The following will happen during the execution phase: The interpreter will look for the variable in local (function) scope - as we can see - it's not there, after that it will try to find it in parent/grandparent scope until it will get to the global scope.
- You definetely understand at this point - that changing var count to let count inside the definition of for loop will change the scope of the variable to block level and will cause the loop to be printed in a way it was supposed to be - 0 1 2 3 4.
- Variables declared as var are added to function scope and are accessible everywhere inside that function.
- Variables declared as let and const are added to block scope and are accessible everywhere inside that block.
Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up
- And so for a time blogging became the predominant form of user-generated content on the web.
- After all, the blogosphere met the three criteria for such a public sphere: universal access; rational debate (any topic could be raised by any participant); and the disregard of social rank.
- But then along came social media, in the shape of Facebook (2004), YouTube (2005) and Twitter (2006) in particular.
- The second was that many users of social media seemed to have a limited appetite for rational discussion.
- So if social media constituted a part of the public sphere, it was a mighty polluted one.
- The furore over social media and its impact on democracy has obscured the fact that the blogosphere not only continues to exist, but also to fulfil many of the functions of a functioning public sphere.