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Still in the Yukon

Will Koehrsen - @koehrsen_will:

Develop new algorithms as a PhD student: $30k/year

Use pre-built sklearn models as a data scientist: $120k/year

Build regression models in excel as a hedge fund analyst: $200k/year

Make pie charts as a CEO: $14 million/year

quote from Steve Jobs from an old interview:

Jobs: I actually lost $250,000,000 in one year when the stock went down. [laughs]

Playboy: You can laugh about it?

Jobs: I’m not going to let it ruin my life. Isn’t it kind of funny? You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it’s humorous, all the attention to it, because it’s hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that’s happened to me in the past ten years. But it makes me feel old, sometimes, when I speak at a campus and I find that what students are most in awe of is the fact that I’m a millionaire.

Sean Carey - @Mac_Watershed:

Just hit 'submit' on my 5th NSERC Discovery Grant application. Reflecting on 25 years of research in Yukon. The hits, the misses and all that's shaped me. The environment has changed, I have changed, but a few things remain the same: the pipe, and the wonder of it all.

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