During a conversation with a former colleague, Lillian Tong had an 'aha' moment. As they discussed machine learning and how it could be applied to the work being done at their company, she felt a surge of interest and engagement that she hadn’t experienced in regards to any of her previous work...read full story
Emily's interest in technology stems from a desire to know and understand how things work, while she’s naturally drawn to creative pursuits, having spent years as the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist for a signed, touring band...read full story
He wanted to experience it all – every bit of its nearly 2,200 miles, over hills and mountains, through dense woods, and across multiple state lines. When Alan Schoen took six months to hike the Appalachian Trail, he’d just returned to the United States after 10 years of studying and working abroad...read full story
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...read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
"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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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.read full story
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...read full story
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...read full story
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