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Considering her career path and where she is now, it’s remarkable to think that Tiffany Moeller has never taken a college-level math course. Find out how she went from earning a degree in counseling to finding her way into data science and engineering, all the while finding motivation from the idea of using data for social good.read full story
Bootcamp graduate Jeff Kao knows that we’re living in a time of heightened media distrust – and that’s precisely why he relishes his job in the media. “It's heartening to work at an organization that cares so much about producing excellent work,” he said of the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, where he works as a Computational Journalist.read full story
“Learn, viciously.” That's the advice Metis graduate Leon Johnson gives to those interested in the bootcamp. And he's no stranger to following his own advice when dedicated to professional and academic pursuits. Read his story, which involves a Math degree, being commissioned into the Air Force, a master's degree, the bootcamp, and his current role as Data Scientist.read full story
Bootcamp graduate Laura Chen has always been deeply curious about human behavior. Read how she landed a job that allows her to explore that interest while also working closely with her passions for finance and technology.read full story
After 20+ years of working as a senior-level software engineer for companies like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, Emy Parparita was looking for a change. Read how the bootcamp helped him transition to his current role of Machine Learning Engineer at Quora.read full story
Bootcamp grad Chris Gillespie is a Chicagoan through and through. He got a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern, attended our bootcamp in the city, and now works there as a Sr. Analyst at United Airlines. Read his story, including why he thinks Chicago is a strong market to launch and sustain a data science career.read full story
News media has been through a lot of change in the past decade, especially in terms of its forced and jagged transition to digital production. Wang works to boost digital subscriptions at The New York Times as an Analytics Manager on the Consumer Acquisition team.read full story
In many ways, the training structure of a bootcamp represents ideal preparation for consulting work, which can change dramatically from project to project and requires a broad range of skills and knowledge, as well as the ability to work with rotating teams and individuals. Read Rankin's story of a transition from academia to data science consulting via the bootcamp. She is also a graduate of the Metis Data Science Bootcamp in Chicago.read full story
Luther had been on the road for nearly two decades, touring with musical acts like Meat Loaf and Dweezil Zappa, singing and playing saxophone, keyboards, and rhythm guitar to sold-out crowds around the world. But in time, he began to crave a change. Read how he arrived at our Chicago bootcamp and at his current role as a back-end developer for The Perduco Group.read full story
In this video interview, hear Metis Seattle graduate Susan Fung tell the story of how she selected Metis vs. academia, plus she shares thoughts on her current role with Liberty Mutual and how the bootcamp helped her prepare for it.read full story
Bootcamp grad Dan Taber is certainly no stranger to data. Prior to landing his current role, he’d already been working with data for more than 15 years in various academic roles spanning science, technology, and policy. But his hard skills had fallen out of date. Enter the bootcamp as a way to bridge the gap between his academic background and industry ambitions.read full story
King grew up in Arizona, got a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wyoming, and now lives and works in Seattle, where they’ve found a home in the bustling data science community as a Data Scientist at Zulily, a growing e-commerce company...read full story
While working as a software engineer at a consulting agency, Sravanthi Ponnana automated computer hardware ordering processes for a project with Microsoft, attempting to identify existing and/or potential loopholes in the ordering system...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
Marcus Carney’s career has spanned many different roles. After serving as an Airborne Infantryman in the United States Army, he started school at Ohio University to earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. He then kicked off a career...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 our bootcamp in July 2015, after which she joined ZeroFOX as a Senior Data Scientist. In this Q&A, she talks her time at the social media cybersecurity startup, her experiences at Metis, and more. (Since this article was written, she's moved on to new, exciting roles in data science.)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
Bootcamp graduate Alison Cossette came to Metis with 10 years of healthcare experience and a desire to integrate that with rigorous data science training. At the time of this Q&A, she was a Senior Analyst in Center for Healthcare Management at the University of Vermont Medical Center, working on data projects that directly impact patients' healthcare. (She's since moved on to new, exciting roles in data science).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
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
"The class was an excellent introduction to this topic, and I now feel so much more prepared to continue learning about data science on my own."
"The Beginner Python and Math for Data Science course was instrumental in preparing me for the Metis Bootcamp Application. I was able to improve my Python skills and brush up on my math fundamentals, which ultimately enabled me to get accepted and successfully complete the Bootcamp."
"The Intro to Data Science class provides a great overview on Data Science topics. The instructor clearly explains the main points and always takes extra mileage to help us to understand the issue whether in the class or after hours via group chat."
"This course gave me a good idea of what I will be working with and what I will be doing as a data scientist. The instructor was very good and very patient. Between the use of the Jupyter Notebooks and the recorded sessions, the course has given me a breadcrumb trail to complete the mastery of each topic covered after the course is finished...I'm glad I found METIS!"
"The instructor’s enthusiasm and ability to explain complex topics made this a great introduction to the fundamentals of data science and Python programming. This course helped prepare me for the Metis Data Science Bootcamp, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of concepts taught throughout the bootcamp."