No two people’s paths to Wayfair are exactly the same. On our data science team alone we employ physicists, neuroscientists, biophysical chemists, economists, mathematicians, statisticians, and more! Our data scientists are united by a love of data and a knack for problem solving, but each person has a different story to tell about how they gained these skills.

Wayfair’s Director of Data Science, Dan Wulin, recently discussed his educational and career path with data scientist AJ Goldstein as part of Goldstein’s podcast Data Journeys. In this wide ranging conversation, Wulin shares how his love of coding began with playing a text-based multiplayer RPG in the early 90’s, and how that obsession eventually led to his graduate studies in Physics and his career in data science.

Read the shownotes and find out how to access the podcast via the link below!

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