How to Become a Developer or Data Scientist

  • May 6, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Are you interested in learning how to code? Looking to find the best tools to develop your skills? Are you a software engineer that's looking for a way to translate your skills into data science? 

Speakers represent Github, Big Nerd Ranch, Emcien, Pindrop Security, MailChimp and The Iron Yard. 

Attendees can expect a series of short presentations from developers and data scientists from all experience levels (beginner to advanced), sharing their best tips on getting into development, how they continue to improve their skills, and further coding abilities to become a data scientist.

After happy hour, you'll hear back-to-back 10-minute presentations from:

• A beginner just starting out with programming - what's working out to be most helpful? What are the first 3 things she did? 

• A ruby intern that just made a career switch from operations - what's it like making a career switch to development? What was the most surprising? How did she prepare for her first programming job? 

• A developer that just got a job as a software developer last year and has recently moved from Jr to Sr - what does he recommend to first-year devs? What are some tools he uses and is exploring next? 

• An accomplished coder who's making a name as a mentor to many beginners - what sort of advice and goals does he share with mentees throughout their journey? 

• A director of engineering at one of Atlanta's tech giants - what does he look for in developers? What sort of things does he expect you to know before starting your job as a dev? What are some of the tools and languages that are emerging or tried and true? 

• A software engineer turned data scientist - what are some ways data shapes our lives? How did you make the switch? What tools are key when shifting? What experience should devs be gaining in order to become data scientists? 

Thanks to the good folks at The Iron Yard ( for hosting and sponsoring this evening!

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  • Lionel B.

    Good meetup, thanks to the developers for being on the panel and sharing.

    1 · May 7

  • Lauren C.

    Not really relevant advice for data scientists, felt like a sales pitch for coding educators, and parking was expensive.

    1 · May 6

  • ALFlores

    Inspirational and informative!

    May 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event is taking place at AKQA in Atlanta! Ten 10th St NW, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30309

    1 · April 28

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