The Data Standard

Real data scientist and how to prep for the role? with Eric Feder at 2U
Eric Feder, Vice President, Data Science at 2U, joins The Data Standard to discuss the truth of a real data scientist and how to prep for the role.

Episode Summary

What do data scientists do? Data science is about infrastructure, testing, using machine learning for decision making, and data products. Data science is being used in numerous fields, but it’s not all about deep learning or the search for artificial general intelligence. In fact, the skills needed include communication and storytelling. But data science is becoming more specialized, and with that the skills data scientists need are evolving. In addition, ethics is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge. Eric goes over his experience,sharing interview mistakes to avoid, tips on getting your foot in the door for jobs, and what it’s like to enter the data science industry full time. This is a great place to look if you’re about to graduate from your data science program.

Meet The Host

Catherine Tao

Data scientist at The Data Standard

Catherine Tao is a tech enthusiast looking for new methods for building connections with businesses around the world. Her extensive knowledge of data science allowed her to develop new solutions and implement them into existing ecosystems. She is currently working as a Data scientist and Exclusive Podcast Producer at The Data Standard.

Meet The Guest

Eric Feder

Vice President, Data Science at 2U

Got to live out one of my dreams and work for a Major League Baseball team when I interned for the New York Yankees as statistical analyst for a year. While working at TheLadders, I had the privilege of mentoring a summer intern. I felt tremendous satisfaction from seeing him learn and grow, and loved passing some of my knowledge and experience on to him. After working with product managers and software engineers on a new website feature for many months, it felt great to finally roll it out to our users and to see how much it improved their experience.