Hi, I'm Natassha.
A little over a year back, I decided to teach myself data science.
I started with learning how to code, then enrolled into a data science online course on Udemy.
That course was the beginning of what I hope will be a lifelong journey in this field.
Taking that course made me realize that I could learn anything I wanted to in the world, as long as I had access to the Internet.
The democratization of education has made learning accessible to students all over the world, and I am a testament to that.
I carefully put together a data science roadmap outlining all the things I had to learn to become a data scientist.
After spending around 8 hours a day studying, coding and completing projects, I realized that I'd learnt a lot more in just a couple of months than I did in my entire degree program.
I also realized that it took a lot of passion, dedication, and discipline to stay motivated when learning a subject on your own.
Learning the fundamentals of statistics, probability, programming and business analytics is no easy task. These are entire fields on their own, and it would take a lifetime to master even one of them.
In this blog, I write about my experience when self learning data science.
As a self-taught data scientist, I know what it takes to break into the industry with little formal data science education.
I want to give back to the community and help other aspiring data scientists land a job in the industry.
Here, you can find articles like:
- How to break into data science without a Master's degree
- Steps you can take to teach yourself data science
- Using data science to inspire social change
- How you can overcome your fear of programming
And many more.
I also write tutorials on different topics in data science, so do make sure to check that out as well.
I use a lot of these concepts in my day job as a data scientist, and I will help break them down for you.
My tutorials will take you through data science concepts in plain English. No weird math-y notation, just a simple breakdown of data science concepts + some starter code for your future projects.
Some of my tutorials include: