Sometimes my friends ask me why I have decided to become a data scientist. My answer is almost always short: 'Because it is the most interesting job in IT nowadays'. I have a strong mathematical background from university and I have always wanted to work on unique solutions which bring something new to clients. My first job was an ERP (enterprise resource planning) programmer where I learned a lot from experienced people but I felt that I wanted to try something more interesting than regular programming. That's why I decided to change my position and applied for a data science job.
The New Year is already here and the next edition of Basecamp will follow shortly. However, just before moving on, we want to reminisce a bit about the old one. For this occasion, we interviewed one of our alumni – George Burry.
Are you interested in Data Science? Great! That is something we have in common. We have been helping people become Data Scientists through our bootcamps and online courses for some time now. But education is only one part of being a great Data Scientist. With new technologies, tools, trends, and techniques emerging every day, you just have to follow what's going on in the Data Science world.
In this blog post, we will take a look at the activity on websites that became a significant part of development across all areas in, as well as, outside of Data Science: GitHub and StackOverflow. It doesn't matter where developers are from or what their specific focus is, everyone uses these websites.
In this tutorial we will show you how to scrape reviews from an amazon product page. This data can be used to create datasets for sentiment analysis or other educational or research purposes. If you sell products on Amazon it can even be useful to analyse the reviews to understand what customers like and dislike about your product. Let's dive in!