:bar_chart: Path to a free self-taught education in Data Science!
@royshouvik Hey Shouvik! I recently got to Convex Optimization, but I found the material in need of more advanced topics than the ones in the path, the Linear Algebra is more advanced and it requires skills of writing and reading mathematical proofs. Do you think we could add Books to the path? I couldn't find MOOCs for these topics, but I'm currently reading "How to Prove it" by Daniel J.Velleman and then I'm going to read "Linear Algebra Done Right" by Sheldon Axler
Hey @mdibaiee It's possible that the curriculum is not perfect, and some courses require more prereq than already covered because
I didn't complete all of the courses my self :) In fact I completed very few
I knew less about Data Science at that time than today
The curriculum grew out of my own need of a decent path to follow for learning Data Science/Machine Learning which I couldn't find at that time...So I would say, feel free to discuss and suggest improvements wherever possible
I am planning to do some major overhauls to the curriculum, make it more lean and targeted ...but my hands are more than full right now :(
@JasonHu22500045_twitter an AI curriculum would overlap significantly with the computer-science curriculum
If you wanted to do that, I'd do the CS curriculum since you'll need most of the coding and math skills in AI, and then for the specialization at the end try and find some good AI and ML classes
Hello, nice to meet you all.
I have a question about how to progress.
@jhh-repo go ahead and ask
The extras section over here doesn't seem to have any resources linked, why?
i am vastly inersted in data science and i wanna to take some project idea, if anyone have then i am ready to work with u
Vishal Kumar Roy
Hi Everyone!I M New To Open Source And To DataScience!Can you guys plz suggest me how to begin so that I can take up some projects!
hi! great open source project, I love it!
anyone here interested to make group study :)
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hey guys, can i have your opinion about my situation ?
so i like CS i'm learning it, but there are some things that i really dislike, for example, web development, i can't bear it, it's because i don't feel like i develop something really useful, i always wanted to use AI and robotics to work on real world problems
so i wanted to ask you if data scientist, which use machine learning might fit more in my path and my projects than software development
it's because i don't see my future one day working to build some mobile apps, or some web pages, or things like that, it doesn't have any meaning to me
so i was thinking maybe data science might closer to my personal objectives than CS ?
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.
hey guys and girls, is this curriculum active? like, are peolpe still doing it/updating it?
Hey Marcus, i don't think so!
Also feel like the curriculum could do with a bit of refining
@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.. =/
Yeah I agree, are you thinking of completing this/something similar?
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?
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.
and it's so easy to fall into some pitfalls, paying a considerably amount of money for not that much in exchange...
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?
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.