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Tuesday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Workshop: How to Hire Data Scientists, the Mythical Unicorns

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Data science is exploding in its importance. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, and Uber have gained massive competitive advantages in their markets by building incredibly talented data science teams. However, hiring a data scientist is hard -- people with skills in programming, statistics, and business acumen are rare and difficult to hire. This talk will draw from original research into the team structure and hiring practices of the most interesting companies in the Bay Area and beyond. Listeners will leave with an understanding of when is the right time to hire a data scientist, how to interview them reliably, and specific recommendations about where to find great ones.

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Katie Kent

Director, Educational Outcomes, Galvanize
Katie Kent is Director of Educational Outcomes at Galvanize, home to industry-focused training programs for data science and engineering. At Galvanize, she leads the team responsible for hiring partnerships and educational outcomes. As first employee at data science training startup Zipfian Academy, Katie grew the business from concept to acquisition. At VC firm Greenstart, she helped software startups working on data and design-driven products... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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