I’ve recently completed the Datacamp Data Scientist with Python Career Track and wanted to provide a review of my learning experience and how prepared I feel about working in Data Science going forward.
As someone who listens to a lot of podcasts, I realised something many podcasts are not paying attention to — episode thumbnails.
Most podcasters are so focused on the logo, the YouTube visuals, the Apple and Spotify profile pages that they forget that they need visuals for each episode.
NFTs might have some real potential and all it takes is looking at this trivial use case to realise it. I’m not talking digital art. That’s just signalling wealth which is how Nate Alison put in and that makes a lot of sense.
The Goodreads Reading Challenge started in 2011 and has 2,938,424 participants in 2021. As much as this is a creative way to gamify a good habit, the focus on the act of reading obscures the purpose behind it. This might provide the wrong incentives that sacrifice quality reading for shortcutting — for the sake of numerical targets. Efficiency measures such as increasing audiobook playback to 3x speeds, book summary apps and speed reading leaves meager room for engaging with the content.
Only 16% of people actually finished their yearly book challenges in 2018. So when I see Ted Talks on…
Anyone who knows me would probably say I’m a fairly disciplined individual who follows a series of healthy, productive routines on a daily basis. And they would’ve been correct up until March 2020. At this point the pandemic forced many office workers including myself to start working from home. Many people would say that this allowed us to get some of our time back — thus making us more productive.
Pulling the first result from a Google Search, these are the main benefits of reading books. But how accurate are these claims?
This also applies to so many other activities. As long as you are getting mental stimulation, your brain will benefit from the exercise. This could take the form of math problems, puzzles, learning new skills — all of which could be more engaging than reading a book. My question is — does 30 minutes of sudoku puzzles offer more mental stimulation than 30 minutes of reading?
The hysteria around the impact of algorithms on our lives has reached a new peak in the last few years. The devices in our pockets or on our work desk are filled with equations that are either racist, distracting, politically manipulative or mentally draining.
Algorithms are the new capitalist scapegoat. The same way we blame the media, the bankers, greedy shareholders for pulling society into a whirlpool of distress, we now blame algorithms for all the symptoms of our mental and societal decline in the 21st century.
It could be my bias as a marketer who uses algorithms to deliver…
Ahh okay, this issue has jogged my memory of a limitation with pushshift.
So there's two ways to extract data from Reddit.
2. Reddit API
Reddit API is a lot more reliable but it doesn't let you pull data between two distinct dates (I mention this at the top of the article).
Pushshift gives you more flexibility to extract data between dates but it sometimes misses data. It's very annoying when doing big data extractions.
If you only want most recent submissions/comments after one specific date e.g. "All submissions after 1st April 2021", try Reddit API extraction. You can google how to do that or you can read my post back in '18 - https://rareloot.medium.com/basics-of-data-extraction-of-reddit-threads-using-python-c96854c41344
Hopefully you're about to find something that works for you. Very sorry I haven't been more helpful!
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The short version:
Data Science is still one of the hottest occupations to get into which means new online courses are being sold everyday. As someone who has completed my fair share of courses, YouTube videos, TowardsDataScience tutorials and books I wanted to outline the most important factors when picking an online course.
Experimenting with Python and Social Media APIs using web scraping, exploratory data analysis and amateur coding.