In the following pages, you will find in-depth interviews with 25 remarkable data
scientists. They hail from a wide selection of backgrounds, disciplines, and industries.
Some of them, like DJ Patil and Hilary Mason, were part of the trailblazing wave of data
scientists who catapulted the field into national attention. Others are at the start of their
careers, such as Clare Corthell, who made her own path to data science by creating the
Open Source Data Science Masters, a self-guided curriculum built on freely available