The word 'pioneering' is rarely associated with banks, but in a unique move, one Fortune 500 bank had the foresight to create a Machine Learning center that helped keep it from going the way of Blockbuster. Metis Sr. Data Scientist Brendan Herger was fortunate to co-found this center, and in this post, he shares some insights, particularly as they relate to successfully launching a new data science team within your organization.
We're counting down to Saturday, when we'll once again host our popular One Day at Bootcamp events in Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City. Those curious about what it's like to be a student in our Data Science Bootcamp can register for a day of totally free, interactive training in Python with a focus on Pandas and SciKit Learn, taught by Metis Sr. Data Scientists (aka those who teach the bootcamp day in and day out!). Read what to expect from the event here.
On Tuesday, we hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on our Community Slack channel with Harold Li, Data Scientist at Lyft & instructor of our upcoming Introduction to Data Science part-time live online course. Li answered questions about course contents and structure, how the course might help you prepare for the bootcamp, and more. Li's course starts Thursday, January 24th!
In this post, read highlights from our recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Gordon Dri, instructor and co-creator of our Beginner Python & Math for Data Science course. He answers questions about course content and structure, his professional experience, how the course helps you prepare for the bootcamp, and more.
This blog series tracks and discusses the recent activities and accomplishments of our talented Sr. Data Scientists. This month, read an article on why diversity in data science is vital, learn how to solve the age-old birthday probability problem, and more.
In a newly published article on Inside Big Data, Metis Executive Director of Data Science Roberto Reif writes about the long-lasting data scientist shortage in business and gives detailed steps for how to stop the problem in its tracks.
To go out or to stay in, that is the question. If you're in need of an answer to this common conundrum, here are two bootcamp final projects that can help. Iris Borkovsky's restaurant recommender helps you choose a delicious and well-reviewed dining spot nearby while Benjamin Sturm's movie recommender helps you make the next tough decision of what to stream.
Throughout the year, we post blog content covering topics like job searching tips to alumni stories to lessons from our Sr. Data Scientists and more. These posts represent our top 10 most-read blogs of 2018. We hope you enjoy them again or for the first time – and hope you visit our blog again in the new year for more content!
Metis graduate Summer Rankin is currently working on her favorite project to date as a Lead Data Scientist for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Read about the project here, along with details on how the bootcamp prepared her for data science consulting work.
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.