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We can’t fix the data scientist talent shortage with $40 online courses (thenextweb.com)
5 points by campallison 46 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Of course we can’t, but every Tom, Dick and Harry who can follow a few online tutorials thinks he’s competent to be—take your pick—a software engineer, a data analyst, a machine learning expert, the next Mark Zuckerberg, or almost anything else.

I predict that once we reach peak bad-hire, companies like Triplebyte et al are going to blow up. Given the cognitive nature of work today, you simply can’t afford to hire someone simply because he’s able to answer a few technical questions. Too often, he won’t be able to apply that knowledge.

It will take them a while, but companies will eventually come to understand this.

The author of this post is Adam Lichtl, probably the most intelligent person I've ever gotten to speak to in real life. He's really neat.

So what's the alternative?

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