Today I Got A 94

Today I was informed that the preliminary result was in for my programming portfolio, worth 80% of the final grade for the programming module of my Data Science Apprenticeship. Going into the system to check the result and feedback had my anxiety way up, I was sure I’d done at least as well as the other Read More

Data Science Contact Week 1: Finished!

My first face to face contact week with the university professors is over. In some ways I’m relieved because the hours have been long, as has the commute, and the work has been tiring. But I will also miss it, because I’ve enjoyed the structured learning as well as collaborating and bonding with fellow students. I’ve Read More

Data Science Contact Week 1 Day 1

Today was my first proper learning week with the University since enrolling on the apprenticeship. I was terrified yesterday because I hadn’t been preparing enough according to the web portal and I thought I would be way behind everyone else. Nah, today there was chaos and disorganisation almost all round. Some people didn’t even have access Read More

Internal Company Blogs Are A Thing!?

I may not be a big talker, but I love communication. Why else would I blog? Something that comes into my mind now and then is communication at the workplace. It’s easy to just start a chat in the kitchen while making a cup of tea with anyone, which I really like. And Microsoft Teams makes Read More

I Am Excited For Monday

Today I am not going on holiday. It is not my birthday. I have not won anything. I am not attending a special event. Today I am going back to work, as usual, after the normal weekend off. So why am I excited? Well, I had a very busy week last week, a lot to do Read More

ARIMA Modeling – Homebrew Edition

ARIMA modeling has felt like a bit of a nemesis since I was first exposed to it. Figuring out what settings to use with it has been my main challenge. The ACF and PACF plots are supposed to help here, but you have to learn to read them somewhat. There is an auto.arima option, which tests Read More

Linear Algebra for Data Science

So here’s a big scary mathematical idea; Linear Algebra. It’s something my wife has studied towards her physics degree, so I know it’s complicated. There are all these funny words associated with it too. And knowing all that, I was concerned that it’s a part of Data Science. So yesterday I decided to do a little Read More

Focus!

Sometimes I get distracted from my work. There’s a conversation going on that sounds too fun not to join in. Someone asks me something that isn’t super important, but they’re right there and I want to help them. I work on a small project for half an hour instead of the big one that has priority. Read More