After finishing the Intro to Data Science and Intermediate Data Science courses over the past 2 months, I’ve come to realize that Data Science isn’t the path for me right now. I find Machine Learning fascinating, programming satisfying when I get it right, but want to use them for personal projects. Neither these tracks, nor any other online learning I’ve tried, get you to building ML applications or doing great DS analyses. They can help, but to do Machine Learning or Data Science, you need to actually do Machine Learning or Data Science – to build applications, do analyses, and other public projects. I haven’t done this, but going forward I will. Less classes, more projects. Practice, then coverage.
Long story short, these 2 courses were great, but no longer align with my goals. And, for any further work in Machine Learning and Data Science, I need to do projects, not classes.