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How to Learn Data Science Quickly and Effectively

By Metis • July 16, 2019

There’s no shortage of discussion in the data science community about WHERE to best learn data science. However, there’s precious little discussion of a topic that’s arguably more important: HOW to learn data science. In this guest post from Dataquest, read about the 3 crucial things you need to do no matter where you're learning.

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How the Data Science for Social Good Model Guided this Grad's Career Path

By Emily Wilson • July 12, 2019

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. Read 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.

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New: Advancing Women in Data Science Scholarship in Seattle & Chicago

By Metis • July 12, 2019

Our brand new Advancing Women in Data Science Scholarship is for women, trans, and non-binary aspiring data scientists who wish to attend our Data Science Bootcamp in either Seattle or Chicago. There are two full-tuition scholarships available in each city for the Fall 2019 bootcamp - apply by July 29th!

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Demystifying Data Science Day 1: For Aspiring Data Scientists

By Metis • July 09, 2019

On the first day of our upcoming Demystifying Data Science live online conference, hear 8 talks + 3 interactive workshops, all designed for Aspiring Data Scientists so they can demystify data science by discussing the training, tools, and career path to one of the most in-demand jobs in the world. In this post, check out a preview of just some of what's to come on Day 1, and start planning so you can take it all in.

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Made at Metis: Recommendation Systems for Making Meals + Choosing Beer

By Emily Wilson • July 08, 2019

This post features two final projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including a meal recommendation app based on the produce you have at home + a recommendation engine to help you choose your next favorite beer.

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Bootcamp Grad Finds a Home at the Intersection of Data & Journalism

By Emily Wilson • July 03, 2019

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 Kao's full story here.

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Love Math? Love Stats? Here’s How a Data Science Bootcamp Can Help You Find Career Fulfillment

By Emily Wilson • June 27, 2019

There are a number of individuals with careers in banking, accounting, education, academia, and other fields who are seeking professional change for a variety of reasons. How can a data science bootcamp factor into that scenario, especially for those with a passion for math and statistics? Find out here.

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Financial Applications of Natural Language Processing

By Adam Wearne • June 25, 2019

In an increasingly competitive financial landscape, gaining an informational edge is vital to constructing and maintaining a superior equity portfolio. Alternative data sources including satellite images, sensor data from IoT devices, text, and video are all becoming increasingly important sources of insight for active equity strategies. In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Adam Wearne, explores some of the common Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques that are used in asset management.

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ODSC Immersive AI Training & Career Development in NYC: Preview of Metis Talks

By Metis • June 25, 2019

On Friday and Saturday (June 28-29) in NYC, Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) is hosting a two-day event called Immersive AI Training and Career Development, at which three of our Sr. Data Scientists will give talks and/or host workshops (+ one of our bootcamp graduates who now teaches our Beginner Python & Math course!) In this post, get more info on each.

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Demystifying Data Science Day 2: For Business Leaders, Managers, & Practitioners

By Metis • June 24, 2019

On the second day of our upcoming Demystifying Data Science live online conference, hear 8 talks + 3 interactive workshops, all designed for Business Leaders, Managers, and Practitioners to learn best practices to successfully integrate data science into an organization. In this post, check out a preview of just some of what's to come on Day 2, and start planning so you can take it all in.