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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Postsecondary Data Science Education Roundtable, Podcasts, and Three New Blog Posts

By: Emily Wilson

December 07, 2017

Find out what Metis Sr. Data Scientists have been up to recently, including a presentation at an exclusive roundtable of data science educators and thought leaders, being featured on a podcast, and writing new and engaging blog content.

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Best Practices for Applying Data Science Techniques in Consulting Engagements (Part 1): Introduction and Data Collection

By: Jonathan Balaban // December 05, 2017

This is part 1 of a 3-part series written by Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban. In it, he distills best practices learned over a decade of consulting with dozens of organizations in the private, public, and philanthropic sectors. Enjoy part 1, and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

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Metis Student Jeff Kao Responds to Net Neutrality Project Going Viral

By: Emily Wilson // December 01, 2017

Earlier this week, we wrote about current Metis student Jeff Kao, whose blog post about his ongoing bootcamp final project went viral. We caught up with him to ask about the experience, why he chose this project, and more.

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Course Report Interviews Metis Graduate, BuzzFeed Data Scientist Jamie Fradkin

By: Emily Wilson // November 30, 2017

Course Report, a most excellent resource for all things data science bootcamp, recently interviewed Metis graduate Jamie Fradkin about the evolution of her current role as a Data Scientist at BuzzFeed, where she's now worked for more than a year-and-a-half. Fradkin, a former biomedical engineer, attended our Data Science Bootcamp in New York City after a decision to switch careers because of her desire to make use of her math and statistics skills. Read the full interview!

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Metis Student's Post Goes Viral - Shows 1.3 Million+ Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments Were Faked

By: Emily Wilson // November 28, 2017

Current Metis student Jeff Kao’s recent HackerNoon post, More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked , is making waves around the internet, eliciting shock at the scope of the identified issue, while also extracting further evidence that data scientists are uniquely equipped to tackle complex societal ...

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Metis Earns SwitchUp's Best Bootcamp Award For Second Straight Year!

By: Emily Wilson // November 24, 2017

We're proud to announce that we've been named Best Bootcamp by SwitchUp for the second year in a row! This award is given based on alumni reviews, ratings, and course data populated on SwitchUp throughout the year.

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Made at Metis: Two Music Lovers Build Neural Networks

By: Emily Wilson // November 20, 2017

Read about two final projects completed by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Susan Fung explored neural networks using Justin Bieber lyrics, while Matt Murray created a song recommendation engine on JunoDownload.

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Women Who Code Scholarship Winner Using What She Learned In Metis Intro Course

By: Emily Wilson // November 17, 2017

Allison Hegel recently won a scholarship to our Live Online Intro to Data Science course through Women Who Code's weekly publication, CODE Review. Read how she's using what she learned in the course as she pursues a Ph.D. in English.

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Keeping Up With the Deep Learning Curve (Exclusive Applicant-Only Online Event)

By: Emily Wilson // November 14, 2017

Apply to the bootcamp by November 30th and receive an invitation to our upcoming exclusive online event featuring Metis Sr. Data Scientist Julia Lintern. Her talk is designed to help the beginner-level data scientist navigate the deep learning landscape.

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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Geek of the Week, ODSC Talks, & Feature Scaling Blog Post

By: Emily Wilson // November 07, 2017

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't in the classroom teaching bootcamps, you can find them engaged in corporate training efforts, working on curriculum development, giving talks at conferences and Meetups, writing blog posts on topics of interest, working on data-focused passion projects...and the list goes on. This new monthly blog series will track and discuss some of their recent activities and accomplishments.