Sep 21, 2020
S13:E8 - How to get into data science and machine learning (Jay Feng)
44 min

In this episode, we talk about how to learn data science and machine learning, with Jay Feng, co-founder and head of data science at Interview Query. Jay talks about how data science got him back into development after some bad coding experiences, how the different tools for machine learning and data science work together, and if machine learning is really as difficult as it sounds.

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Jay Feng

Jay is a data scientist and co-founder of Interview Query. He's worked in data for five years before starting his own business working on getting more data scientist enthusiasts into the industry.

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