Practicing working with data
Throughout this book, we have worked with various datasets from different sources with step-by-step instructions. It doesn't have to stop here, though. This section is dedicated to some resources that can be used to continue with guided instruction and, eventually, work toward building a model for a predefined problem.
Kaggle (https://www.kaggle.com/) offers content for learning data science, datasets for exploration that are shared by members of the community, and competitions that have been posted by companies—perhaps the Netflix recommendation contest sounds familiar (https://www.kaggle.com/netflix-inc/netflix-prize-data)? These contests are a great way for you to practice your machine learning skills and become more visible in the community (especially to potential employers).
Kaggle isn't the only place you can participate in data science competitions. Some additional ones are listed at https://towardsdatascience...