We have all read the headlines – data scientist is the sexiest job, there's not enough of them and the salaries are very high. The role has been sold so well that the number of data science courses and college programs is growing like crazy. After my previous blog post I have received messages from people asking how to become a data scientist – which courses are the best, what steps to take, what is the fastest way to land a data science job? I tried to really think it through and I reflected on my personal experience – how did I get here? How did I become a data scientist?