A Miner’s Canary; the Microsoft Professional Degree in Data Science

TL:DR? Microsoft’s Professional Degree in Data Science is a very well curated set of courses that feed the mind! Over the summer, I decided to push myself and was lucky to stumble upon the Microsoft Professional Degree in Data Science (currently running in beta at Microsoft before it goes public). They needed some miners’ canaries to test out the “Accelerated Version” – quicker sprints, compressed timeframes, etc. – and I said yes! All the course materials are administered through https://courses.edx.org/ and are available today. Motivation? That’s my wife with greasy hair and sweatpants at 5:30 am one day, coding in R (she’s never been more attractive to me!). She’s a data scientist and I wanted to court her again…so I needed to know AUC, ANOVA, and lots of R. The…


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