Breaking into Data Engineering by Tony

Being a data engineer can be both challenging and rewarding. But it’s not always easy to break into this part of the tech field. In this podcast, Tony Kipkemboi will take us through how he managed to advance his career from the Medical field to programming and eventually to Data Engineering. He will help us answer some of the hard questions in this field like: 

  • What’s the Difference Between a Data Engineer and a Data Scientist?
  • How do you go from college student to data engineer?
  • Is prior IT background required to be able to start a career in Data engineering?
  • What is the career path for Data engineering and How does one become a data engineer?
  • What skills do data engineers have? 
  • What do data engineers do on a day-to-day basis?

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