Career shift from .NET to Analytics



Hi Everyone,

I was into Application programming in .NET and I’m very keen to shift to Analytics domain. I have knowledge of Hadoop. I am currently Learning R with Jigsaw and find it lot interesting. My only concern is will I be treated as a fresher or experienced, and will be prior experience be considered or its a dumb idea :frowning:

Do Kaggle contests have some exercises with R-Hadoop?

Your suggestions will help to shape my career well.




Your experience with .NET would not count much. You will get some benefit because coding skills would be a benefit for you.

If you have worked on Hadoop, that will definitely get counted in the industry. There was a competition from Microsoft on Malware classification, which had more than 400 GB data to download. You can give that a try.

Hope this helps