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Video Series: Demystifying Data Science – Breaking Down Data Science Roles

By Emily Wilson • February 22, 2018

In the second installment of our Demystifying Data Science Video Series, you'll hear talks from three working data scientists about their roles, their ideas of what makes a data scientist, and what you should know about the complex, evolving, exciting field.

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Made at Metis: Fighting Gerrymandering and Fighting Biased Algorithms

By Emily Wilson • February 20, 2018

In this month's edition of the Made at Metis blog series, we're highlighting two recent student projects that focus on the act of (non-physical) fighting. One aims to use data science to fight the problematic political practice of gerrymandering and another works to fight the biased algorithms that attempt to predict crime.

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Metis Bootcamp Hidden Benefits

By Metis • February 16, 2018

You may already know the basics about our bootcamp. It's intensive, lasts 12 weeks, and is project-focused, for instance. But did you know there are many hidden benefits of the bootcamp? This post will give you a better idea of everything the bootcamp has to offer.

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Video Series: Demystifying Data Science – Launching Your Data Science Career

By Emily Wilson • February 14, 2018

Back in September 2017, we hosted a free, live online conference featuring 12 straight hours of data science talks from more than 25 of the industry's best and brightest speakers. Demystifying Data Science was an awesome day of insights, advice, information, and interaction for aspiring data scientists. To share it all, we've broken the collection of recordings into a six-part blog series, of which this is the first.

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What is a Monte Carlo Simulation? (Part 3)

By Zachariah Miller • February 12, 2018

In Part 3 of his series, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Zach Miller tries to outsmart a casino using Monte Carlo techniques. Will it work?

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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Blogs on Deep Learning Breakthroughs, Object-Oriented Programming, & More

By Emily Wilson • February 08, 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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Instructor Sergey Fogelson on the Importance of Grasping Machine Learning & AI Principles

By Emily Wilson • February 01, 2018

As Viacom's Vice President of Analytics and Measurement Sciences, Sergey Fogelson uses machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques almost every day. In this Q&A, he discusses why he's excited to share his knowledge with students in our upcoming Live Online Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Principles course.

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What is a Monte Carlo Simulation? (Part 2)

By Zachariah Miller • January 30, 2018

In part 2 of Metis Sr. Data Scientist Zach Miller's exploratory series on the Monte Carlo tool, he goes over how to implement it in Python.

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What is a Monte Carlo Simulation? (Part 1)

By Zachariah Miller • January 30, 2018

One of the most powerful techniques in any data scientist's tool belt is the Monte Carlo Simulation. It's flexible and powerful since it can be applied to almost any situation if the problem can be stated probabilistically. However, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Zach Miller has found that for many, the concept of using Monte Carlo is obscured by a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is. To address that, he's put together a series of small projects demonstrating the power of Monte Carlo in a few different fields.

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Navigating the Data Science Job Market - What to Know Before You Apply

By Andrew Savage • January 24, 2018

Andrew Savage has been managing career placement and employer partnerships at Metis for the past two years. He's helped hundreds of our alumni get jobs as Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and increasingly, AI Engineers. Read his sound advice on navigating the related job market.