Episode: Modeling a Career

Engineering Fields of Dreams
Engineering Fields of Dreams
Episode: Modeling a Career
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In this episode Matt Blasa, founder and ML engineer consultant at Aspire Analytics, shares his journey into the data field and discusses the exciting changes happening within it. He emphasizes the importance of curiosity, exploration, and asking the right questions to adapt to the complexity of the data engineering field.

Matt highlights the shift from pure analytics to predictive approaches enabled by machine learning models, which offer new opportunities for data professionals to provide valuable insights and drive strategic decision-making. He shares a challenging professional situation related to delivering a data product and underscores the significance of understanding the business problem at hand. Matt emphasizes the value of soft skills, such as interviewing and curiosity, in order to uncover business needs.