Episode 21: The Cold Start Problem for Becoming a DJ

Posted by joelgrus on Fri 08 November 2019

Our guest this week is Pardis Noorzad (@djpardis), former data science manager at Twitter and now Head of Data Science at Carbon Health. Our conversation spans a wide range of topics:

  • the Tenderloin
  • Carbon Health
  • what Duran Duran has to do with Black History Month
  • the "cold start problem" for becoming a DJ
  • how long it takes to achieve domain expertise
  • how many people there are in Canada
  • how getting that first data science job is like DJ-ing
  • the Hopper-Causey effect
  • loyalty
  • the Go programming language
  • data science as quality control

Please listen to it.