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Data Science in Practice on Medium - new and improved! Now live

By Christina Howell posted Mon October 18, 2021 11:41 AM


The IBM Data Science Community team has been working hard to source and create informative content and learning opportunities for our over 25K members. Our tiny team (@Tim Bonnemann, @Kiefer Hackney, @Jana Thompson and myself) has surveyed the community, monitored discussion threads, tracked blog views and event attendance, and worked with data scientists internally and externally to keep up with trends and conversations. 

A few things to know: new today is the refreshed IBM Data Science in Practice blog. We've kicked things off with a great perspective piece by data scientist and design expert Jana Thompson called Data Science in 2021, taking a detailed look at current trends and hot topics in data science today. 

data science in practice

We redesigned the blog, currently with 23K followers, to address the following: 

  • Capture the hearts and minds of data science learners and practitioners
  • Detract from heavy product promotion and marketing, and appeal to members through hands-on learning and education
  • Create alignment between Medium as a content source and IBM Community as a vehicle for delivery 
  • Support IBM conversations happening externally and invite people to discuss and share about these topics
What we are not: 
  • IBM executive thought leadership 
  • IBM product marketing, announcements, or documentation
  • Leading with Watson the product, but supporting Watson's capabilities through real-world scenarios
What we ended up with: 
  • Updated title and visual identity
  • Updated categories: Tutorials, Use Cases, Perspectives, Careers, and Community Scene
  • Updated submission guidelines and streamlined submission process
  • Promotion plan
IBM Data Science in Practice Medium blogs are promoted via the following channels: 
  • IBM Data Science Community (20K+ members)
  • @IBMCommunity Twitter (~6K members)
  • data-science-at-ibm Slack (~6K members)
  • IBM Data Science Community newsletter (16K subscribed)
Here are a few of our favorite articles:

Please let us any of us here know if you'd like to learn more about our submission guidelines and contribute! 

We've also started up our IBM Data Science Community newsletter - if you haven't subscribed yet, you can by joining this community and subscribing to the daily digest emails. 

We've just kicked off Wednesday stand ups in the community. Join the discussion and let us know:

  • What did you do yesterday?
  • What will you do today?
  • Are there any impediments in your way?
Finally, you can check the Community Weekly Roundup in our Global Data Science Forum Discussion board. Check out our most recent one here

Plus more to come - stay tuned!: 

  • Monthly Community Office Hours
  • Offers and promotions menu
  • Women in AI group
  • Manning liveProjects (free for the Community to participate)

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