The job of a data scientist is often a mystery to outsiders. Of course, you do not really need much more than a medium-sized notebook to use data science methods for finding value in data. Nevertheless, data science workplaces can look so different and, let’s say, interesting. And that’s why I want to launch a blog parade – which I want to start with this article – where you as a Data Scientist or Data Engineer can show your workplace and explain what tools a data scientist in your opinion really needs.
I am very curious how many monitors you prefer, whether you use Apple, Dell, HP or Lenovo, MacOS, Linux or Windows, etc., etc. And of course, do you like a clean or messy desk?
What is a Blog Parade?
A blog parade is a call to blog owners to report on a specific topic. Everyone who participates in the blog parade, write on their blog a contribution to the topic. The organizer of the blog parade collects all the articles and will recap those articles in a short form together, of course with links to the articles.
How can I participate?
Write an article on your blog! Mention this blog parade here, show and explain your workplace (your desk with your technical equipment) in an article. If you’re missing your own blog, articles can also be posted directly to LinkedIn (LinkedIn has its own blogging feature that every LinkedIn member can use). Alternative – as a last resort – it would also be possible to send me your article with a photo about your workplace directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make me aware of an article, via e-mail or with a comment (below) on this article.
Who can participate?
Any data scientist or anyone close to Data Science: Everyone concerned with topics such as data analytics, data engineering or data security. Please do not over-define data science here, but keep it in a nutshell, so that all professionals who manage and analyze data can join in with a clear conscience.
And yes, I will participate too. I will propably be the first who write an article about my workplace (I just need a new photo of my desk).
When does the article have to be finished?
By 31/12/2017, the article must have been published on your blog (or LinkedIn or wherever) and the release has to be reported to me.
But beware: Anyone who has previously written an article will also be linked earlier. After all, reporting on your article will take place immediately after I hear about it.
If you publish an artcile tomorrow, it will be shown the day after tomorrow here on the Data Science Blog.
What is in it for me to join?
Nothing! Except perhaps the fun factor of sharing your idea of a nice desk for a data expert with others, so as to share creativity or a certain belief in what a data scientist needs.
Well and for bloggers: There is a great backlink from this data science blog for you 🙂
What should I write? What are the minimum requirements of content?
The article does not have to (but may be) particularly long. Anyway, here on this data science blog only a shortened version of your article will appear (with a link, of course).
- Show a photo (at least one!) of your workplace desk!
- And tell us something about:
- How many monitors do you use (or wish to have)?
- What hardware do you use? Apple? Dell? Lenovo? Others?
- Which OS do you use (or prefer)? MacOS, Linux, Windows? Virtual Machines?
- What are your favorite databases, programming languages and tools? (e.g. Python, R, SAS, Postgre, Neo4J,…)
- Which data dou you analyze on your local hardware? Which in server clusters or clouds?
- If you use clouds, do you prefer Azure, AWS, Google oder others?
- Where do you make your notes/memos/sketches. On paper or digital?
Of course, please do not provide any information, which could endanger your company`s IT security.
Bringing some joke into the matter 🙂 We are happy to vote in the comments on the best or funniest desk for election, there may be also a winner later!
The resulting Blog Posts: https://data-science-blog.com/data-science-insights/show-your-desk/