Talk: What is a Data Scientist and how do I become one?

PME/GMC Student Seminar: What is a Data Scientist and how do I become one?
Speaker: Brad Llewellyn, Service Engineer, Microsoft Azure Team
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: LeConte 412

Abstract: We've all heard that Data Scientist is the hottest job title of the 21st Century. However, it seems out of reach for many people who don't have advanced degrees in mathematics or computer science. In this professional development session, we'll learn from the mistakes that held me back in my early career. We'll also see three of the different types of Data Scientists in the industry today, and learn what we can do to land that dream job. Follow me on this information voyage as we try to break into the world of Data Science.

Bio: Brad is a Service Engineer on Microsoft's FastTrack for Azure Team in Charlotte, NC. Brad helps individuals and organizations leverage Analytics and Azure to revolutionize themselves and their industries. He has an M.S. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina, MCSE Certification in Data Management and Analytics, MCSE Certification in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and various MCSA Certifications in Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics. Brad is an active blogger at He is also an organizer for the Charlotte BI Group, a local PASS chapter in Charlotte, NC. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at and on Twitter @BreakingBI.Ronda Sanders, Senior Instructor