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Alumni Nov 5, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Kweku Ulzen, Senior Data Scientist at Nielsen

Kweku Ulzen came to NYCDSA with a strong technical background and a goal to master the more quantitative side of computing. Kweku earned a degree in Management Information Systems and then went to work in...
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Alumni Spotlight: Kweku Ulzen, Senior Data Scientist at Nielsen
Kweku Ulzen came to NYCDSA with a strong technical background and a goal to master the more quantitative...
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Many people go bars to connect, relax, have fun, and meet people. While others go to put an...

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