This time is different. It’s not about learning a new topic in Data science but about hope and ambitions.
I have just graduated, but not in data science. I am graduated as a Telecommunication engineer. Many people asked me, why you choose to leave Telecommunications and move to Data Science. The answer is simple: First I didn’t leave Telecommunications, Second, Data science is impressive and I couldn’t stay indifferent. I have to follow the revolution.
Everyone who is curious about his field, who wants to know more about it, who wants to explore and discover what others didn’t discover or didn’t see, everyone who dreams about solving humanity problems, should follow Data Science. It’s not about programming, neither about managing databases. It’s not about just caring about how to store or analyze massive data. It’s about saving the world, it’s about making life better.
The question is: Is Tunisia following this revolution? Let’s answer the question from three sides: Governemnt, Companies, Universities
For government, comparing to developed coutries, our open data is poor. In Tunisia, we still miss two important values: Trust and Share. We have to trust each other and share the information between each other, so we will improve TOGETHER. Government and people. The word together is scraing us.
For Companies, may be yes. Even if the term Business intelligence is more frequent but some of them are working on predictive analytics and machine learning.
For universities, it’s sad to know that only two private engineering schools add a data science field in their curriculums. For other universities, only researchers care about data. What about the others? Not ready?
Babies, you don’t need a data science field to follow, you need a goal to fix, you need hard work and self-education. You need determination. Teach yourself, work hard and love what you do, participate in some hackathons (Hopefully there are some), have a simple idea of a project and do it with some of your friends. Tunisia will not be ready if you are not, start working and make the change. Not alone, share your thoughts, ask for help, have new friends, organize a hackathon in your university, move and MOVE. It’s a revolution and you have to show up! Be a fighter!
I didn’t write this article for those who live to study, get a job, have a salary and look for love to build a family then die in peace. I wrote it for people who are ready to take challenges, for those who have never said no to dangerous opportunities, for those who don’t fear failure.
I am writing this article for you if you want to be a data scientist and you don’t know from which point to start, you don’t know if you are doing right or not and you don’t know if your life will be successful. Just remember that the more your beginning is dark and full of misundertanding, the shinier your future will be.
Listen to the voice of your ambitions, don’t care about getting a job! Care about building a success.
Dream hard and work harder…