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Erik Anderson

Hi! I'm also on the path to data science. I won't tell my whole story right now, but I may do some blog posts shortly on the subject.
I'm glad you're brave enough to put yourself out there, and I'm happy to be a part of your data science learning community. I'm looking forward to reading the other posts in this series.

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R Sanjabi Author

I would love to hear your story! I'm going it alone so having other online peers to discuss things with and share trials and tribulation is helpful to me. Are you doing Metis? How's that going? Do you have a plan and a timeline?

And thanks for saying I'm brave. I started in January but it took like 8 months until I started posting. I don't see many accountability blog posts and that makes me sad because while I like (and appreciate more times than I can count!) basic tutorials and explanatory posts I also like to read about people's personal process and journey.

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Erik Anderson

Here's (a bit of) my story

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Erik Anderson

In fact, I am doing Metis, starting in January in Chicago.

Did I mention Metis somewhere, or was that a lucky guess?

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R Sanjabi Author

Yeah! In your dev.to bio. 😉

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Erik Anderson

Ah yes, I remember now. :)

Yeah, I'm starting the Metis Data Science Bootcamp in-person in Chicago in January, which I'm really excited about! Not so excited about the commute, but I trust it will be worth it.

I also did their Beginner Python and Math for Data Science a few months ago, which was very good. I especially liked the python aspects, although I started to get lost in the more complicated pandas techniques.

I'm also currently doing a computer science certificate at Loyola University Chicago, which is difficult to focus on because I'm more excited about the Metis bootcamp pre-work than my web dev course. But I've committed to it, and I'll see it through.