09:40 - 10:05
Can you change careers from a non-technical role to a Data Scientist?
As a person, who spent most of his career in "soft" and administrative roles (e.g. as a project manager or an inventory manager), I asked myself multiple times: "is it possible to change careers into a more technical role? And even if yes, then at what cost and is it possible for ME?". And for a long time the answer I gave was "no, I won't be able to do it".
During this presentation, I'll share my experience of what it was like to transition (which took around 1,5 year) to the role of a Data Scientist. I'll briefly describe my journey, and how I got to where I am right now. I'll also say a few words about things that were, and still, are, challenges for me, what hindered my progress, what helped me, what I would change if I could turn back time.