Data science is important. Heck, it is important enough that many CEOs are now asking their CFOs or CMOs “are we doing any big data?” And it’s common enough that even my mom knows that I work in “data science”.

Most of us have read at least one story about companies who used data science to predict the future, revolutionize their business, or even, disrupt an industry. While some know data scientists “create models”, “code” and “make predictions” scarcely anyone knows what it means or what data scientists really do.