A Question of Code

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What options are there for scientists who want a career in tech? Data Science could be a great route into programming.

Show Notes

We were joined for this episode by Tom Sainsbury, a neuroscientist who has a wealth of experience in using programming to deal with data. We discuss the ins and outs of "data science" as a discipline, as well as how it intersects with the world of professional programming.

How do you deal with your data when you're collecting 500GB per day? How do scientists interact with code in a lab setting? What uses are there for data science in the wider tech industry? How can you tell a story with data and code? Find out all this and more in this week's scientific instalment of A Question of Code.

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What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?