S3E10 – Data science needs you!, with Andrea Jones-Rooy

If you’re an aspiring analyst and want to test your existing data skills on real-world problems while learning both new skills and a framework you can apply to any problem, David’s book Solve Any Data Analysis Problem is available on the Manning website through the Early Access Program and it’s out in print later this year.

Find it at https://www.manning.com/books/solve-any-data-analysis-problem

In this episode, we welcome back a former guest, Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D.

Andrea is the founder of Data Thinking, an organization dedicated to promoting worldwide data literacy and public involvement in data science. Previously, she was the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Visiting Associate Professor at the NYU Center for Data Science, where she developed and taught their flagship course, Data Science for Everyone, as well as advanced courses on Natural Language Processing. Dr. Jones-Rooy believes everyone has a role to play in data science, and you (yes, you!) can get involved at https://datascienceneedsyou.com!

We spoke to Andrea about how to teach people the scientific method and to deal with uncertainty, the impact of generative AI on teaching these topics, whether these skills should be called “data thinking” instead of “data science”, and how you even convince people these are the skills worth learning.

Find Andrea at https://datascienceneedsyou.com or on social media platforms as @jonesrooy


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