DataWrangl Dreaming in Data

Reviewing the UW Data Science Certificate Program

In December, I completed the third of three courses in the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education’s (PCE) Certificate in Data Science program. All courses in this program were 10 weeks long, with 3-hour lectures held once a week. Since I live in Denver, I could not physically attend the meetings, held at the UW campus in Seattle, so I was part of the online cohort. This is my review of the program, and hopefully may be useful for others that are considering the program.

Hello World!

Just as the Hello World program is meant to introduce programmers to the basics of a new-to-the-noob programming language, this post is a break-the-ice post for me on my new blog. I’ve thought about doing a blog for a long time. But, there’s a lot of inertia to overcome when starting almost anything, and writing a blog is no different. I’m not usually described as lazy, but there was always a different MOOC to take, or LinkedIn post to read, or Denver Broncos game to watch, or one of my kids to chase. And sleep is important too – I am not one of those people who functions well when I’m low on sleep!