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Decision Time: SQL

Writing this a good bit late but whatevs… So as my Learn SQL Basics for Data Science Specialization (UC Davis, Coursera) began to wind down, it came time to decide, what’s next? I realized that I really like SQL. And even though not all the classes in the Learn SQL Specialization were wonderful (looking at you Spark), I decided I […]

Decision Time: Python

So, with pandemic kicking in, I decided to do what most people in the world decided to do, study Python and start playing disc golf. My disc golf career is of to a spectacular start, but you’re probably not here to read about that. Many newbies, including myself, who wanted to study Python and were either not afraid of paying […]

Python for Everybody Course 1: Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

So I just finished the Python for Everybody coursera specialization. I now feel I have a good handle on the basics of Python coding, a few libraries, getting data from websites and using databases. There are five courses in this specialization. Here’s what I thought about the first course, Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python): (My review is pretty […]

My Progress So Far

I meant to update you (me) more often as to how fast I was moving towards data science glory. But I started studying and got distracted. When I opened up this blog thing about a month ago I had just began the Python For Everybody Specialization from the University of Michigan via Coursera. I was ripping through the first course, […]

Why Data Science?

Why data science? Huh. I don’t know. Well, I have some reasons why I decided to pursue data science with my Covid free time as opposed to the million other subjects that magical facebook ads want to teach me while I don’t have a job. They may not be valid, but these are some of the reasons I’m going in […]