These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

21st
Mar 2018
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 21 2018 12:21

@bigyankarki working on a project about students (mainly fCC) who got jobs as web dev when no having previous coding experience. No big data, not even ML. Discourse analysis mostly, helped by some semi-automated procedures. Outputs are a medium article and an website profiling the sampled students. Most of the data is already collected, I am working on the article and the website at the moment.

By the way, @bigyankarki: checked your site: nice photos those you made!


@becausealice2 @GolbergData - agree with @becausealice2. It seems somehow to add to the decrease in trust after the failure of the data analytics companies during the US presidency forecast. The trust of the general public is likely eroded. Not only there results cannot be trusted: they are prone to manipulative practices using people's data. And I am sure CA is just an "unfortunate" one: there are surely several successful companies out there following similar practices.

But now we see what the risks are for letting so much data about ourselves online. The level of privacy breach is worrying and most of the people just don't care.
The worst is: the future of the job economy seems more like the gig economy. I would rather have two telephones then: one for work and for private communications.
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Mar 21 2018 14:25
People are lazy about everything, especially when it comes to personal security in the tech realm because that's not tangible. The responsibility is always assigned to others, then once it's out of sight it's out of mind. I don't know if it's still an issue, but I remember a time when Facebook was in a lot of trouble because people realized that any time the security policy updated, the security settings reset to default--everything in their profiles would become public. It's easy to be proactive when thinking about things like physical possessions, but you simply can't know who has your information because it's not as simple as arriving home to a busted in door.
Then we as scientists of the data have accepted the responsibility of protecting that information on others' behalf, then here some money-hungry bastards come along with no ethics and ruin it for the rest of us :/
kjlkfdhldkaef It's frustrating.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 21 2018 14:27
@becausealice2 I wrote you a PM about the project? Please let me seriously know if the things I am sharing with you appeal your interest?

It's easy to be proactive when thinking about things like physical possessions, but you simply can't know who has your information because it's not as simple as arriving home to a busted in door.

Good point...

Then we as scientists of the data have accepted the responsibility of protecting that information on others' behalf, then here some money-hungry bastards come along with no ethics and ruin it for the rest of us

:) :) :)

Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Mar 21 2018 14:30
@evaristoc I'm having a look now.
James
@milesmeow
Mar 21 2018 17:51
Does the freecodecamp data science program prepare you for a data scientist job?
Josh Goldberg
@GoldbergData
Mar 21 2018 18:36
I don’t believe the curriculum is built out yet? Is it?
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Mar 21 2018 18:48
They kind of have the data visualization module together, and no it doesn't prepare you for real world work.
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Mar 21 2018 18:58
@milesmeow not yet. There is interest, though. So in the future there may be a track, but for now, feel free to hangout here as an informal way to learn about data science if you're interested :smile:
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 21 2018 20:06

PEOPLE

From the texts written by 64 users from the full sample (medium or forum) I extracted some elemental topics I thought relevant for new coders.

I counted the times those writers mentioned those topics, at least once.

The most important aspect they wanted to talk about? Based on my classification (important!) "portfolio" and "commitment"were probably the most mentioned topics.

topicss_newcoders.png

evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 21 2018 20:57

I showed this to an "expert" (aka a moderator with experience in the chatroom) and found some sense in the data.

Again, this is a categorization I made on my own and it is not validated. I tried to do my best to keep objectivity but this kind of work is usually very subjective. I hope to have some trust from you.

My purpose is to avoid any statistics discussion. Might not be applicable in this case. But not because it is not statistically proved doesn't mean it lacks relevance. It rather depends on what you say about what misleads.

One important thing to mention is:

I have no records of researchers doing this kind of characterization at least over this specific type of users (people who succeeded to find jobs as web dev without no previous coding experience). So here you go...

evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 21 2018 21:33

PEOPLE:

Just looking at nice visualizations in d3.js (because the project about job seekers will be rendered in d3.js, no question!), found this small viz that some of you might find nice too?

https://roadtolarissa.com/data-exploration/