Articles — Clean Technology

Coding, Databases, GIS and other tools for a clean tech data scientist

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Careers Clean Technology Data Science Databases GIS Tools

As we saw in the last post, a data scientist's role requires the ability to capture, process, analyze and visualize the data.  While there are some off the shelf software tools, most applications in the clean tech and data science space require knowledge of a programming language in order to perform many of the tasks effectively.  The popular choices for a clean tech data scientist are 1. Python: Python is probably the single most critical element in the data scientist’s toolkit. It’s a flexible, easily learnt computer language that is powerful because of the large stack of libraries that have been...

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A day in the life of a clean tech data scientist

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Careers Clean Technology Data Science

We've all got pictures in our mind of what certain occupations entail - and this may be very different from what actually happens! When I started my career as an environmental engineer working in a consulting firm, I had this vision of working outdoors all the time, helping to save the planet, interacting with community members who were anxious to solve the problem...... but the actual work turned out to be quite different. I spent at least half of my time in the office filing out forms and paperwork that were needed to meet regulations, analyzing data and my interactions...

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Becoming A Clean Tech Data Scientist

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Careers Clean Technology Data Science

In the last few posts, we’ve talked about the type of careers and skills that are needed in order to become a clean tech data scientist. The field is expanding rapidly right now, with openings in almost every clean tech sector and across a wide range of organizations. Just check out our jobs portal to see the range of positions available right now - and these are just the ones we’ve highlighted!   But how do you become a clean tech data scientist?   Since this is a relatively new field, there really haven’t been degrees or courses so far...

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I’m a data scientist interested in clean technology - what can I do? Careers in Clean Technology and Data Science continued

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Careers Clean Technology Data Science

  Last time, we looked at the skills that someone from a clean technology background would need to acquire to become a full - fledged clean tech data scientist. Today, we’ll take a look at the other side of the balance - if you have a data science background, then how can your skills be applied in the clean technology sector?   Someone who is already a data scientist or is in the software field and looking to break into a clean technology industry or company has a very different problem from the clean tech specialist. To start with, your...

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I have a clean technology background - now what? Careers in Clean Technology and Data Science continued

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Careers Clean Technology Data Science

We had a great time hosting our webinar on careers last month- a big thank you to all of you who signed up and attended and asked all those interesting questions! If you’re interested in getting the slides, they can now be downloaded for free here.   And now, to continue with our series of posts on this topic.. What kind of careers can be built at the intersection of clean technology and data science?   The figure above shows the sectors in both clean technology and data science.  The kind of career you want to build will really depend...

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