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Cheers to 5 Years! Metis Celebrates a Half Decade of Data Science Training

By Metis • December 10, 2018

As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we want to thank our incredible community of alumni, students, staff, and other close members of the Metis family for all their support, hard work, and dedication throughout the years. Our growth and success are only possible because of this support, which allows us to continue toward the overall goal of bringing data science training and education to the world. In this post, check out a video and infographic about our past, present, and future.

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On & Off the Road: Professional Musician Turns Back-End Developer

By Emily Wilson • December 10, 2018

David 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.

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Celebrating 5 Years: Photos from our Anniversary Parties Across the Nation!

By Metis • December 07, 2018

Last night, we threw 5-year anniversary parties in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City, celebrating our alumni, students, and staff. Check out some snapshots here!

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Why Are More and More Data Scientists Calling Seattle Home?

By Metis • December 05, 2018

"Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my experience in Seattle, I’m coming to the realization that the city is one of the best places aspiring data scientists can call home," writes Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban in an article for Toward Data Science. Read the post to find out why!

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Important Changes At Metis: A Note From Our Founder

By Jason Moss • December 05, 2018

In this letter from Jason Moss, Metis President & Founder, learn about upcoming, important changes that will drive our overall effort to keep the bootcamp thriving and provide educational resources to beginner-level students at an affordable price point. Read the post to find out more!

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"How to Overflow a Stack" by Metis Sr. Data Scientist Lara Kattan

By Metis • November 28, 2018

New blog alert! Metis Sr. Data Scientist Lara Kattan just launched a blog called Updating Priors: Teaching Statistics and Data Science, and her first post is an exciting kickoff and an indication of more good things to come. This time around, she covers "How to Overflow a Stack."

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VIDEO: Meet Metis Seattle Alum Susan Fung, Sr. Data Analyst at Liberty Mutual

By Metis • November 20, 2018

In this video interview, hear Metis Seattle graduate Susan Fung tell the story of how she selected Metis vs. academia, plus hear thoughts on her current role with Liberty Mutual and how the bootcamp helped her prepare for it.

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[VIDEO] SwitchUp Webinar: Getting Started in SQL

By Metis • November 16, 2018

SwitchUp hosted a Getting Started in SQL webinar featuring Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban.  During the nearly 40-minute recorded webinar, you'll hear Jonathan discuss what SQL is used for, why it's so important to your data science success, which companies are using it, and how you can learn it as a total beginner.

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SDS Roundup: Importance of SQL for Job Prep, Deep Learning Cheat Sheet, & More

By Emily Wilson • November 14, 2018

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive, 12-week bootcamps, they're working on a variety of other projects. This monthly blog series tracks and discusses some of their recent activities and accomplishments.

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Q&A with Metis Bootcamp Grad Vicky Szuflita, Deputy Data Director with the NC Democratic Party

By Metis • November 09, 2018

Recent Metis bootcamp graduate Vicky Szuflita won SwitchUp's quarterly gift card giveaway. As a followup, they featured her in a great Q&A about her background, her time at Metis, and her current role on the data team with the Democratic Party of North Carolina. She previously worked in account planning for an international advertising agency, and while she loved the creative aspects of an agency career, she wanted the skills to strengthen her ideas in a more quantitative way.