What are you working toward?

We’d love to know about what you are working toward. Share your goals so that we can support you on your journey!

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Learning python so I can complete a boot camp course

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Just curious, what is your goal after taking the bootcamp?

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I’ve had python experience and some basic math. Came here to learn machine learning.

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I’m working toward getting accepted to a 18-month long software development bootcamp (25% classroom / 75% paid internship). The application process is quite long and they make you jump through a lot of hoops but if you’re accepted you have a job guarantee. Unless you screw up or turn out not to be a good fit for the company…

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I look forward creating my first app with python on a look like diary note. That would be able to keep memories of each hour and an alarm synchronized to your phone to keep you updated on your proposed plans on the diary. Hope to succeed.

Also, want to move deeply into data scientist and machine language. Is it too big of ambition?

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Right now I’m working toward improving my skill-set and Portfolio in Power BI + Tableau, because these will be crucial in the internship I will likely land! On top of that I’m further finessing my SQL skills. These are my most immediate goals, mainly because they’re going to be the most relevant to the job!

Over the course of the internship, I’ll continue dabbling in Machine Learning, improving the rest of my existing Data Science skills and will finally begin the Data Engineer path!

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No ambition is too big if you have a realistic plan for how to get there!

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Alright, will look towards that. Will as well need a lot of help from this community

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We’re here for you, @nnabugwukelvin.chukw! Excited to see you create your first app, and look forward to helping you along the way.

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I am working on getting some good rest after my Google onsite interview.

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Thank you for asking us this question. Honestly, I am kind of lost too.
5 months ago I had a job interview for a position of Financial Planning & Analyst. It required some experience in Power BI + Tableau. which I didn’t have. Therefore I didn’t get the job.
Then I focused on learning Python and becoming a data scientist.
To my surprise, I joined a few meetup groups locally and met some people who already worked as a business analyst and used Tableau for years, now want to switch to python programming and machine learning.
Right now I am stuck in the last few steps of SQL Intermediate level guided projects. I felt very frustrated because this is where I really want to sharpen my skills from your course–Python data visualization + sql complex queries. But those guided projects lack of brainstorming and I wish someone could help me walk thru some codes why we need to do that.

Maybe I need to take a break in SQL and head to Statistics. ( I am good at math)
But I am afraid if I leave SQL for too long, I will forget some fundaments in SQL.
I need to decide whether I will focus on SQL and become a master in SQL or python with machine learning.

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I completed a graduate degree, but realized I didn’t love the work I was doing. I’ve always dabbled in coding, and I want to seriously learn new skills and take my future in a new direction :slight_smile:

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Hi, I am 36 years old and I decided to change my career so I started to learn python, I am interested in data science, I want to work about machine learning future but I am not sure it is possible for 36 years old man and from beginner level, dataquest platform is very good for learning, I am planning to finish your courses in 1 years, is it enough to be a good data analyst or do I have to do extra things?

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Trying to switch career as data scientist/machine learning engineer. I am looking to complete it in 6months. How many hours per week should I spend to complete the data science? I hope dataquest helps me in this transition

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I guess it all depends on your local job market, how much demand there is for entry-level Data Analysts and how fierce the competition is.

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Thanks so much, though I just started learning Python because am new to programming language. How long do you think I can be able to adapt to knowing Python?

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Hey @nvvsatish4u!

Welcome to the community - we’re excited to have you here!

Here’s a good place to start: How long does it take to complete the course?

My goal is to complete the Data science course in Python. I am well versed with Python and have a programming background in C/ C++. Wanted to transform my career as Data Science specialist and also wanted to learn the Machine Learning from Dataquest paltform.
Thanks

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@himanshugulati06 With your much stronger background in programming, I think it is good idea to dive into Machine Learning and become machine learning engineer.

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