Lessons in Hiring Data Scientists

Geneviève Smith | Insight


Hiring talented people is hard. Hiring lots of talented people, growing a team, and scaling that success is really hard. Insight was founded on the premise that a new educational model could help optimize hiring for data teams. Over the past 5 years, we have worked with over a thousand scientists and engineers, helping them embark on new careers in data. At Insight we’re able to observe both sides of the dynamic between hiring teams and the scientists and engineers who have come through our programs in Data Science, Health Data Science, Data Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence. In this talk, I’ll share some of the lessons we’ve learned from their experiences.

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Geneviève smith

Director of Product | Insight

As Director of Product for Insight in NYC, Geneviève works on growing Insight’s existing programs and launching new ones. Before joining Insight (first as a Fellow, then as a team member) she was earned her PhD in in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work and collaborations have taken her from Hawaiian chocolate farms to seabird colonies in coastal Maine and ranged from hands-on field experiments about the structure of ecological communities to analyzing Shakespeare's punctuation.