Skip to content

What is data science?

Venn Diagram

Talking to some friends from General Assembly, I ended up being asked to provide a brief quote about what data science is and given the short amount of time to think about the question I ended up with the following:

“Data science and analytics are rapidly gaining prominence as some of the more sought after disciplines in academic and professional circles. In a nutshell, data science can be understood as the extraction of knowledge and insight from various sources of data, and the skills required to achieve this range from programming to design, and from mathematics to storytelling.”
I am convinced there is more to it than the above lines, but I was asked for a small quote. Anyway, what do you think?