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6 Things I Wish I Had Known A Year Ago – For The Self-Taught Data Scientist in Particular and The Self-Learner in General

August of 2017 marked a year since I got a job. A year in this adulting space. A year of being a practicing Data Scientist. It is also roughly 2 years since I started my Data Science journey. Two years since, before going to the final year of my undergrad, I decided I would like to do my final year project in the Data Science space and started doing online courses and competitions to gain the skills.

Corruption, an Institutionalised Business

I have a friend, let us call him ‘Anonymous’. I have another friend, more of Anonymous’ friend than mine, I shall call him a friend nonetheless and for the purposes of this story, name him ‘InNeed’. It so happened that we were in my kitchen, having lunch and talking, one lazy Tuesday afternoon with not much going on. The two, Anonymous and InNeed have known each other a long while. InNeed flew out for further studies a few years ago. He was in the country for his holidays and would soon be flying out again, he came to spend some time with Anonymous before leaving.