I have always wanted to better myself at writing fiction and data science. However disparate those two fields might seem, I believe both have quite a few elements in common. Writing fiction entails storytelling and creativity — building entire worlds based solely on one’s imagination. Data Science involves storytelling too and arriving at conclusions based on the data at hand — cleaning data, building models, writing code, and quantitative reasoning. Both fields have always intrigued me, whether it be reading James Baldwin’s depiction of Paris and the tragic life of Giovanni in “Giovanni’s Room” or writing code to build a neural network.
I start my journey today to better myself at both those things. I will try recording my progress regularly through Medium posts. Wish me luck!