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    Arjun Singh
    @Squall130
    so i was thinking maybe data science might closer to my personal objectives than CS ?
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    hey is anyone currently going through this process? I'm around 2.5 months in. Would be cool to swap notes/exchange ideas/progress etc.
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    hey guys and girls, is this curriculum active? like, are peolpe still doing it/updating it?
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    Hey Marcus, i don't think so!
    Also feel like the curriculum could do with a bit of refining
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    @jackbridger that's too bad. The CS curriculum seems to be actively maintained. I would be interested in this one as well.. but I've not enough knowledge to effectively contribute towards a data science curriculum.. =/
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    Yeah I agree, are you thinking of completing this/something similar?
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    yes... I wanted to commit to a long term training program based on free, and well-structured, courses in data science, going through good math courses as well and not only state-of-the-art topics like machine and deep learning, as most of the online courses do nowadays... but I guess I'll have to figure out on my own?
    do you've any other source that list courses, or discuss a path, like OSSU does for CS?
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    Yeah I'm actually doing something similar. Spent 3 months going through Maths courses but then came to realisation that a) programming exp is really important esp. if you're not super high level statistician etc. and b) I want more collaboration/social learning. It's hard to find that for free but I'm exploring options atm.
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    and it's so easy to fall into some pitfalls, paying a considerably amount of money for not that much in exchange...
    which math courses have you taken thus far?
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    In terms of module guidelines, this Masters degree is a good guideline and then picking through modules in coursera/edx/MIT OCW https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught-degrees/machine-learning-msc
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    @jackbridger thanks!
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    I took this https://www.coursera.org/specializations/mathematics-machine-learning and also this https://www.coursera.org/learn/mathematical-thinking? and started on Gilbert Strang's Linear Algebra course. Other than that I've done Andrew Ng's ML course and a course on udacity. But my focus now is to get a dev job first and then come back to the maths in my spare time.
    Btw: reason I took the mathemtatical thinking course is that I really wanted to build a decent foundation for how to solve maths problems - it's a really good course but took me quite a while and most specs don't include it
    What's your current job?
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    I'm actually working as a data scientist for a company concerned with biodiversity big data problem. My background is in the biological sciences, but I've some CS background as well and thus, they got interested in me. I want to complete the career transition while in this job, so I'm looking for options.
    In fact, while finishing my PhD I started to research and sort of pave my way towards a complete career change. I was looking more into web dev than data science, and I started a Udacity full-stack nanodegree before getting the job. Now I'm in the middle of three different fields. Basically, hehe.
    so my day is working a lot. than studying a lot. and I can see it will be like this for a couple of years to come if I want to do this right.
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    ok that's an amazing position to be in. I did study CS but worked in tech sales for a couple of years so don't have professional exp making software
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    building up a collaborative/social learning environment is def. important, helpful, and something that I'm looking forward as well.
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    ah you're in the perfect position
    I mean what skills are you really lacking? Seems like you're fairly set already?
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    more CS, more statistical and math knowledge, more programming skills
    more more more
    hehe
    my background is mostly on the biological sciences.
    all my academic degrees come from this field.
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    but lot's of stats?
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    well, for the current job, no. but who knows about the future?
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    what kind of stuff do you do day to day?
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    as I said, I'm preparing for the future, for a complete career change
    not only for the current job
    biodiversity big data is a very new, and under approached problem, so we're still dealing with basic problems as to set and tidy databases for other uses.
    right now I'm creating a pipeline to extract, tidy up, and push major database of bibliographic references into open repositories
    but later on this year we'll be setting up web scrapping protocols to feed this pipeline automatically, and then working on pdf's automated extracting of field-specific information, which is probably where I'm more useful to the company due to my formal academic background
    we'll see
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    @jackbridger ossu/data-science#45
    Jack Bridger
    @jackbridger
    ok awesome!! That's really cool!
    I think you're in the perfect position honestly and great that you're looking to follow this course.
    hmmm cool - doesn't seem like anyone is maintaining it atm though..
    Marcus Guidoti
    @guidotiSci_twitter
    yes, it seems like..
    Abdalla Ahmed
    @oplus
    Hi, anybody interested in a study group?
    Abdelrhmanfawzy
    @Abderlrhmanfawzy
    Study Group to study what?
    masuta16
    @masuta16
    i created a study group about artificial intelligence on whatsapp where we share many information, whether someone wants participate here's the link https://chat.whatsapp.com/E1JO6FXvZdE9ZT2pE9zHxg
    Nelson Frank
    @Nelsonfrank
    @masuta16 , why not slack, which is more organized and smart?!..
    Aameer
    @nebula001

    https://discord.gg/HR7Qja

    Hello everyone!
    Since computer science is a vast field and its nearly impossible to keep a track of everything as an individual without community support, we have decided to setup a discord community to help each other. So lets join this awesome community and contribute towards the CS society a bit and lets help each other in pursuing a successful CS career.
    Thanks!

    CodebyKhayla
    @CodebyKhayla
    Hello, is there anyone here still working through like Algebra II and Pre-Calculus?
    Probably not, but worth an ask.