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Lorena landa

Lorena De La Parra Landa

Data Scientist

After graduating with a degree in International Relations from Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico, Lorena served as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Togo and South Africa, where she was focused on developing...

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Nelson spencer

Nelson Spencer

Senior Analyst

Nelson Spencer is a Senior Analyst of Data Strategy & Analytics at Major League Soccer’s headquarters in New York City. He’s a soccer fan who grew up playing the sport, and he still plays to this day. Even so, he says the job’s main perk is the data itself...

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Megha jain

Megha Jain

Data Scientist

Since taking a formative environmental science course in high school, Megha Jain has had her sights set on working in environmental policy."It's always been a fascinating area for me because it combines many different fields..." she said.

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Galen ballew

Galen Ballew

Data Architect

Self-driving cars, once only existent in the realm of science fiction, edge closer to reality with each passing day. Data scientists like Galen Ballew, a graduate of the first Metis bootcamp in Chicago, are working day in and day out to make it so.

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Kimberely mitchell

Kimberely Mitchell

Data Analyst

Bootcamp graduate Kimberley Mitchell, now a Data Analyst at Newsela, always had a significant interest in one crucial pillar of data science – statistics. This propelled her toward degrees in industrial engineering and economics, and into a career that has clear a delineation between before and after the birth of the mainstream internet.

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Andre gatorano

Andre Gatorano

Principal Data Scientist

This role is different for Andre Gatorano – and that’s a good thing. He’s now a Principal Data Scientist at Capital One, where he enjoys the fruits of the company’s noticeably strong commitment to a comprehensive data strategy.

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Devin wieker

Devin Wieker

Data Scientist

Metis graduate Devin Wieker is now a Data Scientist at Facebook’s Bay Area headquarters, where he’s focused specifically on Messenger growth and where he soaks in the highly technical work and environment.

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Michael palazzolo

Michael Palazzolo

Head of Data Science

As a Neural Engineering Ph. D candidate, Michael Palazzolo designed a virtual reality video game for primates. The data he collected was used to construct statistical models that charted the relationship between arm movement and vision to brain activity.

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Sameh saleh

Sameh Saleh

Resident Physician in Internal Medicine

Sameh shares his story with the hope to inspire other clinicians-in-training to seriously consider the value of a data science education in their lifelong medical endeavors.

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Andy sherman ash

Andy Sherman Ash

Data Scientist

Before he’d even heard of data science, Andy Sherman-Ash was employing the powers of artificial intelligence in his career as a professional poker player. He taught himself how to code by crafting a neural network-based poker AI that used the machine learning software Weka.

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Jessica cox

Jessica Cox

Data Scientist

The road to a career in data science is often unpaved and unpredictable. For Metis alumna Jessica Cox, it started with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and led to her current role as Data Scientist at Elsevier Labs, a scientific publishing company.

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Michael lai

Michael Lai

Data Scientist

Chicago native Michael Lai is a lifelong basketball fan (he grew up adoring the Michael Jordan-led Bulls) with a passion for programming, data, and analytics. He recently got a job as a Data Scientist for the Philadelphia 76ers and considers working for an NBA organization a dream come true.

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Max farago

Max Farago

Data Engineer

Like many Metis alumni, Max Farago came from a career quite different from data science. He worked for nearly four years as a lawyer – even running his own practice – and is now a Data Engineer at PreciseTarget, where he’s one of two people with a data background at the retail-oriented startup.

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Jamie fradkin

Jamie Fradkin

Data Scientist

Metis graduate Jamie Fradkin's work as a Data Scientist at BuzzFeed is applied to optimizing viral posts that you’ve probably read and shared hundreds (or more) times.

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Nathan cheever

Nathan Cheever

Data Viz Engineer

"Data science doesn't mean a thing if it's not communicated effectively," according to Nathan Cheever. We agree, and we're excited to see Nathan putting that belief into professional practice as a Data Visualization Engineer at Ancestry.

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Jaclyn weiser

Jaclyn Weiser

Senior Data Scientist

Jaclyn Weiser graduated from the Metis Data Science Bootcamp in July, 2015 before joining ZeroFOX as a Senior Data Scientist. In this Q&A, she talks about her current role at the social media cyber security startup, her time at Metis, and the data science tools she's using on a regular basis.

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Yong cho

Yong Cho

Data Scientist

How does the weather affect your food-ordering patterns? As a Data Scientist at Grubhub, Metis bootcamp alumnus Yong Cho works on figuring out the daily impact of weather on the business.

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Alison cossette

Alison Cossette

Senior Analyst

Alison Cossette came to Metis with 10 years of healthcare experience and a desire to integrate that with rigorous data science training. She's now a Senior Analyst in Center for Healthcare Management at the UVM Medical Center, working on projects that directly impact patients' healthcare.

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Emily hough kovacs

Emily Hough Kovacs

Data Scientist

Emily is now a Data Scientist at music streaming giant Spotify, where she works on the Creator Products Insights Team. Her daily work aligns with her interest in the creative music process from start to finish.

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Jessica freaner

Jessica Freaner

Data Scientist

Looking to transition out of her career in trade finance, Jessica Freaner came across Metis and was drawn to the program based on the involvement of Datascope Analytics. The Chicago-based data science consulting firm was instrumental in developing the bootcamp curriculum...

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Made At Metis

Data Science Motorcycles: Lean Assist

By: Josh Peng

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Numer.ai and Ensemble

By: Andre Gatorano

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Halting the Spread of HIV

By: Emily Schuch

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We strive, we sweat, we swear. We go the extra mile. We stage, we fail. We try again. Get it right. We learn. Connect. Come together. This is Metis.

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Data Visualization with D3.js

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Introduction to Data Science

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Data Visualization with D3.js

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Introduction to Data Science

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