Spaces Talk #3: How to work the climbing ladder?

    Asparuh Hristov, on 10-08-2020
    Category: Blog, Culture

    I, Asparuh Hristov, a Data Science Craft Lead at bol.com, believe that my working experience actually helps my other huge passion: Climbing. Sure, my work leaves a limited amount of time for actual climbing, but at the same time improved the quality of this time spent practicing my hobby tremendously. During the Spaces Summit 2020 digital conference from bol.com, I did a talk on “How to work the climbing ladder?”. About the talk “Your job should be your passion” has been repeatedly questioned by work/life-balance “gurus” with the argument that…

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    Spaces Talk #1: They took our jobs!

    Asparuh Hristov, on 13-07-2020
    Category: Blog, Data Science & AI

    Spaces Summit is our annual internal bol.com conference for IT, by IT, and friends: Two fun days of inspiration, knowledge sharing, bragging, and community. This year we had our first digital version of the summit. My name is Asparuh Hristov and working as a Data Science Craft Lead in the Forecasting team, I keep encountering people that believe Machine Learning can automate all existing jobs, including Data Science itself. I hope that this talk can bring a bit more of understanding what Data Science is, which steps can be automated…

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