vs Data Analyst vs Research Scientist vs Applied Scientist vs…

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At Metis, after giving my talk to the students (Source: Me).

Hello I’m Jason

I work as a data scientist (which we will define more later in this article) in Silicon Valley, and I love to learn new things!

Introduction

Man, this topic has been in the back of my mind for a long time. But because there are so many things to potentially cover, I couldn’t get myself to finish this daunting task. But, stuck in my room due to the shelter-in-place order and running out of things to waste time with, I finally decided to finish it.

As its popularity has exploded since 2013, the data science industry has been wildly evolving yet slowly converging into more specific roles. Inevitably, this caused confusions and inconsistent job functions during its growth. For example, there are seemingly many different titles with the exact same roles or same titles with different…


Faster Server; Company Logos; Theme Change.

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Here are some of the changes made:

  1. Faster server: I have upgraded the server to be more powerful. The speed of query is faster but still pretty slow. I do not want to increase the cost too much yet.
  2. Company Logos: I have added 5 popular companies as a quick search link along with their logos! Hopefully, this increases the user engagement by making search easier. Also, it was fun creating those logos by using simple html text, not images.
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3. Theme color: A subtle change, but I changed the overall color from light to white. Thanks for the expert designer who gave me this advice.

Until next time!


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Ugh! I randomly checked my website today and found out it is showing the image below. I think this is a result of a hack. I do not have an immediate solution but hopefully I can fix it soon. If you have any tips, please let me know!

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Update 2020–02–19

Long story short, my website is back to normal!


Tips for first-time Python website developers

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Hello, I’m Jason

I am a programmer, machine learning practitioner, and automation enthusiast, originally from Korea. Even though I do not have a CS degree, I fell in love with coding after college and have been learning new things on my own ever since.

Introduction

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In July 2019, I launched my first web application, Salary Ninja, a tool for salary insights. It took me a total of five weeks while working full-time to learn Django, code, and deploy this application on a server.

As part of becoming a full-stack engineer/problem-solver, I wanted to up my game by tapping into the front-end world. My idea was to build a website where you can search a database and return results with insights. Because I knew nothing about building a web application, I researched different options, tools, and frameworks. I want to share about the process I went through, as it might shed some light for those who want to build one themselves. …


Hello! This will be a quick update but there has been few changes. First, check out the difference from the images below:

BEFORE

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Version 1.0 home page

AFTER

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Version 1.1 home page

Quite a few changes right? I will highlight a few below.

Main Page

I added the insights section as you can see by Top Salary, Top Job Category, and Top State by Average Salary. Before the site was pretty bare-bone, so I wanted to add a bit more interesting information to the visitors. For example, not surprisingly top job categories were related to doctors and pharmaceutical companies showed up often in the top salary category. Also, I found out that WV (West Virginia) had the top average salary thanks to surgeons. …


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INCEPTION

Hi. Welcome to Salary Ninja, a search tool for salary insights.

Salary Ninja was created by a simple desire of mine to create a web application from start to finish. The idea of salary searching tool was in the back of my mind for some time because I have benefited using similar tools in the past. However, I wanted to add my own taste and try building it my own. I’m really glad I finally started working on it. Today, I am excited to announce that Salary.Ninja is live and running!

My focus on this first release was to create something that works since this was my first time building a web application. In the coming iterations, I plan to add more features and improve website performance. …


Turns out, it’s not as simple as github.io anymore

TL;DR

To host on GitHub Pages using an enterprise account, create a repository using the following format:

<username or orgname>.github.secureserver.net

For example, for me the repository name would look like jasonjung.github.secureserver.net, where jasonjung is my username and github.secureserver.net is the hostname (your hostname might be different).

For an individual account, it would simply look like the following:

<username or orgname>.github.io

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Source: https://pages.github.com.

GitHub Pages for Enterprise

Welcome to my first short tutorial series! Here, I want to write shorter tutorials on what I think might be helpful for others who are trying to solve the same issue. When I tried to search this exact issue, I couldn’t find one. …


How do I keep up with all the new research papers and new machine learning updates? Let me tell you what I do.

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I am sitting somewhere in there if you can spot me. (Image is from https://www.flickr.com/photos/teamrework/31974957947/in/album-72157676030072907/)

INTRODUCTION

Hi there!

So, you became a data scientist after reading my tutorial on How to Data Science Without a Degree (39k views and counting as of Jan 2019! Thank you.), but your journey has just started. With hundreds of research papers being published every year and major technological advancements taking place in the deep learning industry, it is very difficult to stay on top of everything.

Even though I love my job, I can see that it would be difficult to stay competent and relevant if I do not stay up to date and continue learning. Even though your fundamental knowledge in math, programming, and machine learning is always necessary, new ideas and tools are being introduced daily. …


Thoughts and advice from a data scientist

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Me at GoDaddy office

INTRODUCTION

Hey there.

I want to show you how to become a Data Scientist without a degree (or for free). Ironically, I do have a degree — one that was even made for Data Science (Master’s in Analytics from Northwestern). But to give you a little background, I used to be an accountant at Deloitte. Isn’t that crazy? I was far from data science or anything technical. I had to learn a lot of things online on my own after work and even during my Master’s program to catch up to my peers’ level as I came from a non-technical background. Having gone through the experience myself, I can tell you that degree is very helpful, but not necessary. Because I have been on both sides of getting a degree and learning things online, I think I can give you a unique perspective. Getting a Master’s in data science is a sure and fast way to get into the field, but luckily you don’t have to if you don’t want to spend $60–90k on tuition. …

About

Jason Jung

SWE/Data Scientist @ GoDaddy. Alum @ Northwestern and @ UCLA. Creator @ https://salary.ninja. Visit me @ https://jasjung.github.io

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