Written by Harrison Jansma, this is an article we recommend to all beginner coders who come to us, looking to get into data science. Thanks for letting us share this, Harrison!
Over the last year, I taught myself data science. I learned from hundreds of online resources and studied 6–8 hours every day. All while working for minimum wage at a day-care.
My goal was to start a career I was passionate about, despite my lack of funds.
Because of this choice I have accomplished a lot over the last few months. I published my own website, was posted in a major online data science publication, and was given scholarships to a competitive computer science graduate program.
In the following article, I give guidelines and advice so you can make your own data science curriculum. I hope to give others the tools to begin their own educational journey. So they can begin to work towards a more passionate career in data science.