Meetup #24

How to Become a Better Data Scientist: The Definite Guide

We all know what we need to do to be good data scientists: know machine learning, be able to program, be fluent in SQL and Python. That’s enough to do our job quite well. But what does it take to be a better data scientist? The best way to grow as a data scientist is to step out of direct responsibilities and try on the hats of a product manager as well as a DevOps engineer. In particular, we should: - be pragmatic and product-oriented - communicate more - get into infrastructure After attending this talk, you will know how exactly we should do it.

In this episode

Alexey  Grigorev

Alexey Grigorev

Lead Data Scientist, OLX Group

Alexey lives in Berlin with his wife and son. He’s a software engineer with a focus on machine learning. He works at OLX Group as a Lead Data Scientist. Alexey is a Kaggle master and he wrote a couple of books. One of them is “Mastering Java for Data Science” and now he’s working on another one — “Machine Learning Bookcamp”.



Demetrios Brinkmann

Demetrios Brinkmann


Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.