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Blog Category: Data

Finding the Missing Piece: How Karen Bennis Became a More Competitive Business Analyst Through the Data Analytics Boot Camp

Though she can’t imagine doing anything else now, Karen Bennis didn’t intend to become a business analyst. After completing a postgraduate certificate in technical communications, she worked in the field for a few years writing technical documentation (e.g. user guides).  By chance, Karen took on a technical writing contract that involved much more business analysis…

Data Scientist Career Paths: All Your Options

Were you a math whiz in high school? Do you pore over Sudoku puzzles, enjoy patterns, or find yourself fascinated by the intricacies of tech? If so, you might want to consider a data scientist career path. There is no singular definition for a data scientist. Straddling both the business and IT worlds data scientists…

How One Developer’s Love for the City of Toronto Fueled His Success Through Boot Camp and Beyond

In 2011, Shahmeer Amjad immigrated from Pakistan to Toronto. Less than 10 years later, he attended University of Toronto SCS Data Analytics Boot Camp, building a portfolio of data-driven projects that captured the city’s unique themes, from its restaurant scene to its real estate landscape. Shahmeer graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a background…

10 Tips for Effective Online Learning

man studying at home

Thanks to the many advancements in modern technology, an online education has become more accessible than ever before, allowing learners to receive the same high-quality experience and outcomes offered by traditional education via a virtual experience. The recent weeks have witnessed an increasing number of schools and universities around the world transition to online-only learning,…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

Top 10 Open Source Big Data Tools for 2020

data scientist using big data

Data has become a powerful tool in today’s workforce, where it is helping to translate massive amounts of structured and unstructured information into valuable business insights. As a result, the current market is flooded with a range of big data tools to process all this information.  Today’s big data tools offer endless functionalities from insight…

Understanding Data Science Roles: Who Does What?

Group of Data Scientists

Today’s world revolves around data—there’s no getting around that fact. Every time we use our smartphones or log into our computers, we leave a trail of data behind us. That data holds key insights into our behavior, our likes and dislikes and the products we purchase. How do businesses make sense of all that data?…

Machine Learning vs Data Science: What’s the Difference? (Infographic)

Machine Learning vs Data Science

Data science and machine learning are often equated and spoken about interchangeably, but if you’re planning to start a career in either field, it is important to understand the differences between them.  This blog will help you gain a solid understanding of what the two different yet closely connected technologies do, and how they are…

The Beginner’s Guide to Data Science

Man and woman using data analytics

Today’s data science professionals are in high demand across a number of fields ranging from business operations and financial services to healthcare, science and more. A data scientist is an expert who uses data to extract valuable business insights. These professionals should have extensive knowledge related to computer science, data visualization and data mining along…

5 High-Paying Careers That Require Data Skills

Today’s world revolves around data. Every time we use our smartphone or log into our computer, we leave a data trail behind us. How do we make sense of all that data? Through careful data analysis. By inspecting, transforming and modeling that data, data analysts are able to discover useful information that uncovers trends, improves…