Why Learning Programming is Slow

Everyone says that learning to program is a slow process and I have to agree. But what exactly makes it so slow? In this blog post, I'll discuss some of these reasons in detail. Understanding them is the first step in creating a strategy for speeding up the process of learning.
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How to Learn Programming Faster

In this blog post, I will share some of my tips for how to learn programming faster.
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Intro to Programming: the Command Line (Part 2)

In this article, we continue our brief exploration of the command line and we learn some basic but very useful commands.
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Intro to Programming: the Command Line (Part 1)

In this article, we begin to cover the basics of how to use the command line. While it can look scary at first (no colors, no buttons, and why does it look like it's from the 1980s?), the command line is a very important tool to be familiar with.
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Intro to Programming: How to Get Help

In this article, we'll quickly go over ways to get help as you progress on your path to learn programming.
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Intro to Programming: What is Programming?

In this article, we're going to talk about what programming is at a fundamental level. If you're a complete beginner, this should hopefully begin to demystify this black magic art that makes computers obey our commands.
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Intro to Programming: Start Here

In this article, we begin our "Intro to Programming" series, which covers basic to intermediate programming concepts with Python.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Python

If you’ve decided to add programming as a new skill in your toolbox, or even if you’re only toying with this idea, here are the top five reasons why you should consider starting with Python.
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Celebs Who Learned To Code

Learning to code? You're in good company! Here is why some Hollywood celebrities have been learning it too.
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Four Famous Female Coders You Should Know About

Women have been at the forefront of computing since its beginnings. Check out these four ladies whose work became game-changing.
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Six Steps To Studying So It Sticks

Learning new things is hard. But it is also the best thing you can do for your happiness, health and productivity, at any age. Here are six strategies you can use to learn so it sticks.
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This is Why Data Scientists Make So Much

This is why Data Science salaries are so high.
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3 Ways You Can Boost Your Career by Learning to Code

Your colleagues are learning to code - here's what you're missing out on.
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3 Reasons Why You're Not Too Old to Learn to Code

Here's why you're never too old to learn programming.
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The Data Science Portfolio, Part Two: The Building Blocks

Let's take a deep dive into the ABC of building your first Data Science project.
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The Data Science Portfolio, Part One: A Tale of Two Career Tracks

When it comes to career development, big data has become a bit like the proverbial bear: you either "eat" it by learning to tame and put it to work for you, or it eats you.
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Data Science Roles: Who Does What?

As Duke Economics professor Dan Ariely once famously said, big data is a lot like teenage sex - everyone talks about it, no one really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.
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What Does a Data Scientist Do All Day?

Big data is only as valuable as the the insight companies can get from it, and analytical talent is in short supply. Here are five tasks that Data Scientists do on a daily basis to mine big data for insight.
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Data Science Salaries: 6 Factors to Optimize for Higher Pay

It is said that, in business, as in life, we do not get what we deserve. We get what we negotiate for.
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The Story of You: 6 Steps to Branding and Storytelling for Data Scientists

Building a compelling personal brand and story is a great asset for landing a job as a Data Scientist and for developing a strong professional network for your career. Here are six steps that you can take right now towards building your career in Data Science.
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