An interview with Alessio, Lead Data Scientist at FloydHub

An interview with Alessio, Lead Data Scientist at FloydHub

Sayak: Hi Alessio! Thank you for doing this interview. It’s a pleasure to have you here today.

  • helping with product development and applying our data-driven framework, the Product Improvement Engine
  • helping our clients, who are a mix of startups, researchers, & established companies with technical customer support
  • managing our content strategy and our blog, whose goal is to distill AI knowledge and contribute to a collective understanding
Alessio wearing a laurel wreath during his graduation
  • Study the basics of Computer Science (CS)! Seriously, this is extremely important and too often overlooked. DS is built on top of CS; if you miss this piece, it’s like building a house without a foundation.
  • Your ego is the enemy. The sooner you will realize that, the better it will be for you. There is a terrific article on getting over the fear of failure and the embarrassment of being a beginner by Greg Brockman that I highly recommend you read
  • Be a lifelong learner. This skill will help you survive in the job market as well as the real world and will make you a more interesting person along the way.
  • Set a goal & enjoy the journey! I think that Monster University ending is the perfect description of this: https://youtu.be/S3zW6mHlues

Summary:

I think it is very important to see through one major point in this interview — how Alessio’s dauntless hard work allowed him to shine. How Alessio focused on developing his craft tirelessly is something really inspiring. Alessio shared a number of extremely important tips throughout this interview which I am sure will be tremendously beneficial for the community. Being a life-long learner is what keeps going in a better and makes us survivable in this competitive market. I think this is equally applicable to beginners as well the experienced professionals in any field.

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