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Technical Interview Prep Workshops

Fall 2023

Sep 6, 2023

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Dec 15, 2023

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Registration Deadlines

Nov 25, 2023

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Overview

Monthly workshops designed to help you understand the various types of data science roles and technical interview processes. Meets online on the first Wednesday of each month at 12pm ET.

Workshops are paired with weekly study groups and technical interview resources and practice problems to help you progress.

We strongly recommend giving yourself at least 3 months to prepare for technical interviews.

Summary of Monthly Topics
- Sept: Tech Interview Orientation
- Oct: White Boarding & Paired Coding
- Nov: Data Challenges & Case Studies
- Dec: FinTech Interviews

Organizers and Instructors

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Lindsay Warrenburg

Head of Technical Interviews

Office Hours:

Thursdays, 12-1pm

Email:

Preferred Contact:

Slack

Participants should feel free to Slack me with any questions or comments!

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Andrew McMillan

Hedge Fund Researcher

Office Hours:

As needed

Email:

Preferred Contact:

LinkedIn

Objectives

- Learn how to identify the type of data scientist role that best fits your passions, values, and skill sets.
- Gain insight into the process of applying to data science roles and the different types of technical interviews they could have.
- Learn how to tailor your preparation for technical interviews to the type of data scientist you want to become.

First Steps/Prerequisites

First Steps
Slack

Slack Channel: #slack-channel

Program Content

Note: Program Videos below are from the Spring 2023 cohort. They will be replaced with the Fall 2023 cohort after each event passes. We have a large collection of Technical Interview Prep materials and resources available through the "Program Content" button below, including: - Overview of what a technical interview is - Subject matter resources (e.g., machine learning practice problems, SQL tutorials) - Interview format resources (e.g., preparing for white boarding vs. case studies vs. take home data challenges) - FAQ (e.g., how long does it take to prepare for a technical interview)

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Textbook/Notes

Technical Interviews - Part 1

Intro to Technical Interviews

An introduction to the various types of "data roles" and the different types of "technical interviews" that you may encounter.

Transcript
Code

Project/Homework Instructions

For those who want to have practice interviews, you have the option of signing up to meet with small groups. If you sign up, I (Lindsay) will add you to a private Slack channel where we can communicate about these problems. I will also add you to our private GitHub repo, which will only be visible to those who are actively preparing for interviews.

 

There are 9 sets of practice interview questions. Here is the way that will work:

  • Every week, you will have an assigned study area (example: statistics, product/business knowledge). During the first part of the week, you will be expected to read the corresponding chapter of "Ace the Data Science Interview" and the relevant sections in our Technical Interview Resources page.

  • At the end of the week, you will meet with your practice group on Zoom (schedule your sessions here). During this session, you will go to our GitHub page and open that week's problem set. Each group member will take turns answering the questions as if they were in an interivew. This will test not only your knoweldge of the topic, but how well you perform under pressure, simulating the interview experience.

Project/Team Formation
Project Submission
Projects README

Schedule

Click on any date for more details

Technical Interview Lecture 1

September 6, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 13, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

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Study Group

October 15, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 27, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

EVENT

Technical Interview Lecture 3

November 1, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

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Study Group

November 17, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

EVENT

Technical Interview Lecture 2

October 4, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 13, 2023 at 7:00:00 PM

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Study Group

October 20, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

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Study Group

October 27, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

November 3, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

EVENT

Technical Interview Lecture 4

December 6, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 12, 2023 at 3:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 14, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 21, 2023 at 3:00:00 PM

EVENT

Study Group

October 28, 2023 at 8:30:00 PM

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Study Group

November 10, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

EVENT

Please check your registration email for program schedule and zoom links.

Project/Homework Deadlines

Sep 7, 2023

9:00 PM

Start Reading Ace the Data Science Interview

This is the book we will use throughout the course

Oct 6, 2023

9:00 PM

Technical Interview Small Groups Sign Up

Choose which time slot works best for you

Oct 13, 2023

1:00 PM

White Boarding / Paired Coding 1: Probability

Complete this problem set with your small group

Oct 20, 2023

1:00 PM

White Boarding / Paired Coding 2: Statistics

Complete this problem set with your small group

Oct 27, 2023

1:00 PM

White Boarding / Paired Coding 3: Machine Learning

Complete this problem set with your small group

Nov 3, 2023

1:00 PM

White Boarding / Paired Coding 4: SQL & Databases

Complete this problem set with your small group

Nov 10, 2023

2:00 PM

White Boarding / Paired Coding 5: Coding

Complete this problem set with your small group

Nov 17, 2023

2:00 PM

Case Studies: Product / Business

Complete this problem set with your small group

Dec 1, 2023

2:00 PM

Data Challenges 1: Pump It Up

Complete this take home challenge BEFORE you meet with your small group

Dec 8, 2023

2:00 PM

Data Challenges 1: House Prices

Complete this take home challenge BEFORE you meet with your small group

Dec 15, 2023

2:00 PM

FinTech

Complete this problem set with your small group

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