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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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AMA Recap: Understanding the Basics with Beginner Python & Math Instructor Samiyeh Mahmoudian

By Carlos Russo • June 18, 2019

We recently hosted an Ask Me Anything session on our Community Slack channel with Samiyeh (Sami) Mahmoudian, Sr. Data Scientist at Intertrust and instructor of our upcoming Live Online Beginner Python & Math for Data Science course. (Starts Monday, 6/24!) Read here for some highlights from the hour-long chat.

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AMA Recap: The Transition from Academia to Data Science with Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel

By Carlos Russo • June 05, 2019

Read this recap from a recent Ask Me Anything session with Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel, who took questions about her transition from academia to data science. Kimberly holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in math biology, but realized that academia wasn't her long-term passion. Learn more about her path to data science here.

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Metis Case Study: Helping CMA Consulting Remain on the Cutting Edge

By Carlos Russo • May 24, 2019

In this case study, read how we worked with CMA Strategy Consulting (a boutique consulting firm focused on the telecommunications, media, and high tech industries) to evolve its capabilities and ensure its services remained on the cutting edge.

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AMA Recap: Q&A with Alison Cossette, Intro to Data Science Instructor

By Carlos Russo • May 16, 2019

During a recent Ask Me Anything session, attendees asked Alison Cossette (Director of Data Science in Research & Development at the NPD Group + instructor of our upcoming Intro to Data Science course) questions about what to expect and how to prepare for the course. Plus, they asked her about her experience as a Metis bootcamp student and graduate.

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Made at Metis: Analysis of Bitcoin's Utility + Cultural Impact of Cosmo Covers

By Carlos Russo • April 26, 2019

In this edition of the Made at Metis blog series, check out two bootcamp final projects: an analysis of bitcoin's utility and an examination of the cultural impact of Cosmopolitan magazine covers.

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Seattle Data Science Career Advice: Landing a Job in The Emerald City

By Marybeth Redmond • April 23, 2019

Let’s face it: today's job market is confusing – perhaps even more so in data science, where job titles are all over the map, needed skill sets aren’t always clear in job descriptions, interviews are famously intense, and so forth. In this post, Metis Seattle Career Advisor Marybeth Redmond explains how to effectively navigate the tricky waters of the job search, particularly in the Seattle area.