20+ Resources I Use to Stay Up-to-Date with Data Science

Terence Shin, MSc, MBA
6 min readOct 5, 2022
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Things move VERY quickly in the world of data science. In my career alone (the past ~4 years), I’ve had to learn several new, industry-leading tools like Prophet, dbt, and Dash Plotly.

Being a data scientist means that you have to continuously learn new skills and tools to broaden your arsenal of tools and also keep up with industry leading platforms.

In this article, I wanted to share with you all of the resources and hidden gems that I use to stay up-to-date with data science! With that said, let’s dive into it.

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There are six main ways that I keep up with data science, and all of them help me keep up with data science in different ways:

  1. Data Science Platforms
  2. Learning Platforms
  3. Textbooks
  4. LinkedIn Influencers
  5. YouTube
  6. Conferences

Data Science Platforms

There are a few data science-specific platforms that I find really valuable, and were actually a huge contribution to my development.

Analytics Vidhya and Kaggle are particularly useful when I want a step-by-step guide on how to perform a data related task, whether it be building a time-series model or using DBSCAN for a clustering problem.

What’s nice about both is that they both have their own communities where you can ask questions and learn from other people’s code.

How I use Data Science Platforms to Learn

There’s a few ways that I use Data Science Platforms (Saturn Cloud, Analytics Vidhya, Kaggle) to learn:

  1. When I want to see example code for a particular topic, I’ll look at these resources. For example, when I wanted to know how to implement K-fold cross validation, I used these resources to see how others implemented it.
  2. I also use these platforms to learn new tricks and methods that other programmers use that I find valuable.
  3. Lastly, these platforms have big…