The needed skills today and day-to-day challenges Data Scientists/Database Experts/ Analytics Experts experience was the highlight of the live interview with Kunal Jain, Founder & CEO – Analytics Vidhya.
Here are few key takeaways from the interview by Shweta Gupta, VP, Big Data and Analytics – Digital Vidya:
- Kunal spoke at a length on how the companies are using Hackathons to hire Data Scientist talent and also solve some of their data problems by crowd-sourcing Data Scientists.
- He specifically called out on how it could be intimidating for the first timers to participate in a Hackathon, and encouraged that all aspiring Data Scientists to be there with persistence atleast 2-3 times, learn from reading other peoples code and get a hang on problem-solving. This will prepare them to jump into participating and start contributing in a bigger way.
Listen to the interview in full, and talk to us at Digital Vidya on how we provide the platform for you to learn the required skills with the depth of hands-on exercises and projects so that you are ready for the world of Data Science. We push you out of your comfort zones to handle the kind of data problems that will help you participate in hackathons.