We’re in the Datathon finals!

If you've been following along with my blog posts, you might know that I'm part of a team competing in the Data Science Melbourne Datathon. Well, we just found out over the weekend that we're one of only 10 teams that have been chosen to present at the Datathon finals on Wednesday!

My Journey to Data Science – Roadmap & Supplies

Recently, I was approached by a work colleague who has a mutual interest in Data Science. He wanted to know about my plans for becoming a Data Scientist, and if I could lend some insight to his plans. So I thought, why not make a post here to share our findings and help someone else in their journey! (I've included a bunch of links to resources that have been helpful to me, or have come highly recommended!)

Kaggle Pokemon Dataset – 5 Day Data Challenge – Day 1

When it comes to Data Science, I'm always shooting to be the very best, like no one ever was, so what's a better dataset to analyse than this POKEMON dataset from Kaggle! Today is the first day of the 5 Day Data Challenge on Kaggle and we are reading in and summarizing a .csv in Python. Check it out below, or click this link if you'd prefer to read my code on the Gist website instead. Thanks!

Linear Regression – Predicting a new employee’s ‘Salary’ from their ‘Years of Experience’

The Business Challenge: We need to know which salary to assign to a person depending on how many years of experience they have in the business. We have a prospective employee with 5 years of experience, and we need to know how much we should pay them. Based on the data we have about 30 employees; their Years of Experience and their Salary, can we predict an employee's Salary only given their Years of Experience?