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By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. Cheatsheets for data science Data science is ever evolving, and with so many things going on it can be difficult to keep track of all the new libraries and algorithms. This is when it can be really useful to have a reference guide to help you…

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Dynamic pricing and the PAO framework

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. Dynamic pricing and the PAO framework Dynamic pricing is one of the most interesting application of data science. Using dynamic pricing you can find out the best price for a product or service by using historical data of past purchases. Dynamic pricing has a long history, starting with airlines.…

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Dynamic pricing through machine learning

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. Dynamic pricing We live in the era of personalisation. Through data science it becomes possible to suggest, discover and create products that are tailor-suited to each individual’s preferences. The first wave of personalisation through data science came in the form of recommender systems. Recommendation engines predict what…

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What deep learning is and isn’t

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. Deep learning Deep learning has become one of the hottest buzzwords in the world of tech. And like all buzzwords it has raised questions, created expectations but has also given birth to some amazing solutions to problems that couldn’t be solved before. A deep neural network is…

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B2C startup? You need a recommender system!

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. The power of recommender systems Recommender systems are a powerful tool that is being used in order to predict the preferences of a user in order to make appropriate suggestions. I’ve met many entrepreneurs that are not aware that recommender systems exist, and this always surprises…

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What is the right way to build a recommender system for a startup?

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. How can I build a recommender system? A recommender system is the kind of service that every B2C startup needs. It can improve sales and user experience, while at the same time helping you understand your customers better. If you are setting up a new business, it can…

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How can I become a data scientist?

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. How can I become a data scientist? This is a question I have been asked many times in different forms: I have no knowledge in coding, can I become a data scientist? I did some statistics in my undergrad, can I become a data scientist? Does…

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What is the best way to become a data scientist?

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. Becoming a data scientist I’ve met many people who want to become data scientists, but are not sure how long they need to study for to achieve that. These days, with the plethora of content out on the web, and great data science schools like Datalyst Academy,…

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What is the future of data science courses post-covid?

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. The post-covid landscape COVID-19 brought many changes in the world. From AI to cryptocurrencies, to education and the economy, the virus has left us in a completely different world to the one we had been used to. One of the most interesting things about COVID-19 is that for the first…

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Are university degrees for data science about to replaced?

By Dr Stylianos Kampakis, CDO at Datalyst and Nitrous. MOOCs   There is no question that university degrees are being disrupted. Over the last 10 years, we have seen multiple innovations in the area of education. The first major innovation was MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and websites like Coursera and Udacity. MOOCs opened up education from some of the top institutions in…

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What is the best way to learn data science?

Learning about data science With the increasing popularity of data science, there are now countless online tutorials on machine learning, data science and statistics, Python and R. Most of these tutorials follow the same pattern: learn some basic commands, go through a simple use case, apply some algorithms and discuss the results, which raises the question “what is the best way to learn…

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Becoming a data scientist

You’ve probably heard that data science is one of the most important professions – and that professional development pathways are one of the most promising you can make. With the demand for talent far outstripping supply and the looming importance of companies to effectively harness their data to remain competitive, it’s a great time to…

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