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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Raalsalghul: 7:43pm On Sep 08
Hinokami:
Hi guys, this thread has been a real source of inspiration to me and because of that I am about take the biggest risk in my life so far.

I have been jobless before I got my current work so I know how the streets are but the nature of it makes me despise my job, the salary Is enough to cater for my basic needs monthly but hard to squeeze in some savings.

I have been on my current job for more than 18 months now and I started learning data analysis seriously May this year thanks to a dataquest scholarship.

I'm quite proficient with python and it's libraries but I feel I don't know much yet.. My job is hindering me from making significant progress in learning and building up my portfolio.

My main reason for this post is to ask if its going to be worth the risk quitting solely to focus on developing myself with the aim of getting a job by the end of this year or being proficient enough to get gigs. I just want to do something I love but current constraints wouldn't allow me.

Thoughts please.

Just try to learn as much as you can in your free time.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Ejiod(m): 7:58pm On Sep 08
Hinokami:
Hi guys, this thread has been a real source of inspiration to me and because of that I am about take the biggest risk in my life so far.

I have been jobless before I got my current work so I know how the streets are but the nature of it makes me despise my job, the salary Is enough to cater for my basic needs monthly but hard to squeeze in some savings.

I have been on my current job for more than 18 months now and I started learning data analysis seriously May this year thanks to a dataquest scholarship.

I'm quite proficient with python and it's libraries but I feel I don't know much yet.. My job is hindering me from making significant progress in learning and building up my portfolio.

My main reason for this post is to ask if its going to be worth the risk quitting solely to focus on developing myself with the aim of getting a job by the end of this year or being proficient enough to get gigs. I just want to do something I love but current constraints wouldn't allow me.

Thoughts please.

Whatever you are doing never quit your current place of work. Work where you are and learn. Get a new offer before quitting

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by KlausMichaelson: 8:22pm On Sep 08
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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Hinokami: 8:46pm On Sep 08
Ejiod:


Whatever you are doing never quit your current place of work. Work where you are and learn. Get a new offer before quitting

The job is monotonous and not tech related.. No career growth. Its just stagnation. No chance to learn anything. Get home by end of the day and you are exhausted.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Hinokami: 8:47pm On Sep 08
Raalsalghul:


Just try to learn as much as you can in your free time.

Will continue to do so thanks
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Hinokami: 8:48pm On Sep 08
nwele2017:

please don't quite your job for uncertainty, you can practice 2 hours every day and assure you within 6 months you will be very proficient.
I will advise you to take up project base learning, you can check data analyst nanodegree course it will help you build a portfolio

Decided I won't quit.. But will continue to brave it. Learn when I can. This country hard.

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by randomShek: 12:46am On Sep 09
Raalsalghul:


Yeah, the guy is good at explaining the basics compared to Excel is Fun's Michael Girvin who sort of rushes through his lectures.
Same Michael Girvin with the Excel Basics playlist that is 12hrs long?

Nah... I strongly disagree with you. He literally tore down everything about Excel from inside out that it’s mind blowing why his videos are still on YouTube for free.

There’s absolutely no way anybody wouldn’t understand his style of teaching with the many examples and homeworks available after each video.

The only downside I will agree to is that his playlists are long. Very, very looong.

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by noob03saibot(m): 4:49am On Sep 09
randomShek:
Same Michael Girvin with the Excel Basics playlist that is 12hrs long?

Nah... I strongly disagree with you. He literally tore down everything about Excel from inside out that it’s mind blowing why his videos are still on YouTube for free.

There’s absolutely no way anybody wouldn’t understand his style of teaching with the many examples and homeworks available after each video.

The only downside I will agree to is that his playlists are long. Very, very looong.
bro! I stand with you. Fear catch me when I saw his comment about excel is fun's Michael, infact I weak instantly. Garri wey me dey chop for this early mor mor just sour for my mouth. Excel is fun wey done turn me to small genius for excel. The guy is damn!!!! Good
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Raalsalghul: 7:48am On Sep 09
randomShek:
Same Michael Girvin with the Excel Basics playlist that is 12hrs long?

Nah... I strongly disagree with you. He literally tore down everything about Excel from inside out that it’s mind blowing why his videos are still on YouTube for free.

There’s absolutely no way anybody wouldn’t understand his style of teaching with the many examples and homeworks available after each video.

The only downside I will agree to is that his playlists are long. Very, very looong.

Then we agree to disagree. If I were to advise someone, I would say they start with Excel Maven and use Excel is Fun to reinforce learning.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Raalsalghul: 7:50am On Sep 09
noob03saibot:
bro! I stand with you. Fear catch me when I saw his comment about excel is fun's Michael, infact I weak instantly. Garri wey me dey chop for this early mor mor just sour for my mouth. Excel is fun wey done turn me to small genius for excel. The guy is damn!!!! Good

The guy is an Excel genius no doubt, it's his delivery that I question. It's all choices sha.

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by randomShek: 10:33am On Sep 09
Raalsalghul:


Then we agree to disagree. If I were to advise someone, I would say they start with Excel Maven and use Excel is Fun to reinforce learning.
True, Excel is Fun scope is very broad. It’s very easy to get burnt out and frustrated from the load of information and long hours.

So when you put it this way, I have to agree
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by randomShek: 10:44am On Sep 09
noob03saibot:
bro! I stand with you. Fear catch me when I saw his comment about excel is fun's Michael, infact I weak instantly. Garri wey me dey chop for this early mor mor just sour for my mouth. Excel is fun wey done turn me to small genius for excel. The guy is damn!!!! Good
Lol... Exactly but mehn... The headaches wey some formulas nack me ehn

12hrs for Excel Basics and 18hrs for Advanced Excel

He’s very, very good o but his playlists are just too long. On the bright side, that small genius thing sweet o grin

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by akus6060: 12:00pm On Sep 09
Good PM all! Anaconda has been installed on my laptop of 2Ram and 32bits and I tried launching jupyterlab , I keep getting " Error executing jupyter command 'lab': [WinError 5] Access is denied"


Have been trying to fixed the problem and no solution is forth coming from my end .
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Raalsalghul: 1:46pm On Sep 09
Sellout:
I do. I just finished it. It's an amazing course! Really good infact all the maven analytics courses are excellent

Your location bro, sent you a D.M.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Smoak: 3:50pm On Sep 09
Sellout:
I do. I just finished it. It's an amazing course! Really good infact all the maven analytics courses are excellent

Hello @Sellout

I am interested in that course too. Do you mind sharing?

Thank you in advance.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by noob03saibot(m): 7:28pm On Sep 09
randomShek:
Lol... Exactly but mehn... The headaches wey some formulas nack me ehn

12hrs for Excel Basics and 18hrs for Advanced Excel

He’s very, very good o but his playlists are just too long. On the bright side, that small genius thing sweet o grin
lol!!! cheesy
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by noob03saibot(m): 7:36pm On Sep 09
Raalsalghul:


The guy is an Excel genius no doubt, it's his delivery that I question. It's all choices sha.
OK brotherly, No worries, One love bro
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by nengibo: 8:21pm On Sep 09
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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Sellout: 9:23pm On Sep 09
Smoak:


Hello @Sellout

I am interested in that course too. Do you mind sharing?

Thank you in advance.
I can give you my udemy login details to download the course using udeler.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Sellout: 9:25pm On Sep 09
Raalsalghul:


Your location bro, sent you a D.M.
I'm based in Enugu
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by wisemania(m): 11:23am On Sep 10
One quick question,

how many of us think the requirement listed by various recruiters(Nigeria) for data Analyst role is quite annoying?

I mean,

....
Should be adept at queries,
Should carryout db maintenance regularly (why the hell do they have a DBA),
Should install and update systems software (DBA job),
Should carryout software tests(Really?),
Systems design and maintenance (Data Engineers/ Data Architect role),
Machine learning (data science ),
Experience with Google spreadsheet, GA, Qlikview, python, JavaScript, C#, tableau, PowerBI, etc (Alright)
Etc........



Men, I'm exhausted already!!!!

Make system no go blind my eyes!

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by BelieverDE: 3:39pm On Sep 10
wisemania:
One quick question,

how many of us think the requirement listed by various recruiters(Nigeria) for data Analyst role is quite annoying?

I mean,

....
Should be adept at queries,
Should carryout db maintenance regularly (why the hell do they have a DBA),
Should install and update systems software (DBA job),
Should carryout software tests(Really?),
Systems design and maintenance (Data Engineers/ Data Architect role),
Machine learning (data science ),
Experience with Google spreadsheet, GA, Qlikview, python, JavaScript, C#, tableau, PowerBI, etc (Alright)
Etc........



Men, I'm exhausted already!!!!

Make system no go blind my eyes!
That's exactly what I've been seeing too!

Mehn

It's because of job descriptions like this that makes me to sometimes question myself if I'm really doing the right thing in learning data analytics.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by randomShek: 5:31pm On Sep 10
While on the topic of getting hired, how important is knowing data structures and algorithms for a DA/DS job?

Are the employers interested in seeing how we write our codes structurally or they only care about our insights, predictions and visualizations
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by Sellout: 9:13pm On Sep 10
thought i should share this here for data analyst looking to land their first role
https://www.mavenanalytics.io/blog/getting-your-first-data-analyst-job

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by wisemania(m): 10:43pm On Sep 10
randomShek:
While on the topic of getting hired, how important is knowing data structures and algorithms for a DA/DS job?

Are the employers interested in seeing how we write our codes structurally or they only care about our insights, predictions and visualizations

The truth is, software engineering is important in Data science and it depends on the employer

This is a life time thing...

The upskilling never ends ... Just when I thought I was solid in MySQL, they required MSSQL (which I did), now they're asking for data warehouse skills(which I am on as I speak)...

Met a guy on LinkedIn told him what I could do, but he succeeded in listing all the skills that I do not have (Google analytics, Databox, digital marketing tools, bigquery), I shook my head --- see my life!

We just have to take it one step at a time.

One could even merge software engineering with DA/DS...

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by wisemania(m): 10:44pm On Sep 10
randomShek:
While on the topic of getting hired, how important is knowing data structures and algorithms for a DA/DS job?

Are the employers interested in seeing how we write our codes structurally or they only care about our insights, predictions and visualizations
.
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by wisemania(m): 10:45pm On Sep 10
BelieverDE:

That's exactly what I've been seeing too!

Mehn

It's because of job descriptions like this that makes me to sometimes question myself if I'm really doing the right thing in learning data analytics.

There's no better time


We have to keep upskilling every week, we go dey alright soon. Hang in there!.

Cheers!
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by wisemania(m): 10:53pm On Sep 10
One more thing,

The best way to know the required skillset is to visit job sites and look out for the recruiters requirements for the role....

PEACE
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by nwele2017: 6:16am On Sep 11
wisemania:


The truth is, software engineering is important in Data science and it depends on the employer

This is a life time thing...

The upskilling never ends ... Just when I thought I was solid in MySQL, they required MSSQL (which I did), now they're asking for data warehouse skills(which I am on as I speak)...

Met a guy on LinkedIn told him what I could do, but he succeeded in listing all the skills that I do not have (Google analytics, Databox, digital marketing tools, bigquery), I shook my head --- see my life!

We just have to take it one step at a time.

One could even merge software engineering with DA/DS...
you guys are busy learning only technical skills.
Data analysis doesn't start and end with all these tools you guys keep learning, there are more to it . Improving your statistics and communication skills is very important. most of what you will be doing as a Data analyst is communicating and story telling, you find pattern, insight from messy data and you communicate to the stakeholders .
Learning Excel, Mysql, tablueu or powerbi and strong communication and statistical skills is enough for you to secure a job as a data analyst in Nigeria today. python could be added to technical skills also.

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Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by wisemania(m): 8:38am On Sep 11
nwele2017:

you guys are busy learning only technical skills.
Data analysis doesn't start and end with all these tools you guys keep learning, there are more to it . Improving your statistics and communication skills is very important. most of what you will be doing as a Data analyst is communicating and story telling, you find pattern, insight from messy data and you communicate to the stakeholders .
Learning Excel, Mysql, tablueu or powerbi and strong communication and statistical skills is enough for you to secure a job as a data analyst in Nigeria today. python could be added to technical skills also.

You have a point...

Let me get a course on effective communication and presentation -- I mean, I've been wanting in this area.

Thanks
Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by randomShek: 10:46am On Sep 11
wisemania:


You have a point...

Let me get a course on effective communication and presentation -- I mean, I've been wanting in this area.

Thanks
Do share if you find one. CourseDrive and Freetutorials weren’t really helpful

You probably know this already but this is a really helpful book you should read if you haven’t

Re: Chronicle Of A Data Scientist/analyst by randomShek: 11:13am On Sep 11
wisemania:


The truth is, software engineering is important in Data science and it depends on the employer

This is a life time thing...

The upskilling never ends ... Just when I thought I was solid in MySQL, they required MSSQL (which I did), now they're asking for data warehouse skills(which I am on as I speak)...

Met a guy on LinkedIn told him what I could do, but he succeeded in listing all the skills that I do not have (Google analytics, Databox, digital marketing tools, bigquery), I shook my head --- see my life!

We just have to take it one step at a time.

One could even merge software engineering with DA/DS...
And I was thinking the journey was almost over grin

Based on your above, are you’re performing the role of a core DBA at work? Knowing and using the knowledge is one thing but is it safe to assume that you’re also a DBA for your company?

I understand the message you’re trying to pass but tbh, I would like to avoid anything to do with a DBA but I can’t overlook it based on sentiments

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