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Made at Metis: Predicting and Mapping Using Geographic Data

By Emily Wilson • February 14, 2019

Bootcamp graduates Joyce Lee and Matt Maresca covered a lot of ground using geography as a framework to design their final projects. Lee did on a county-by-county analysis to predict mortality rates from overdoses, while Maresca used satellite imagery to map farmland, urban development, and natural resources in Shanghai. Read the post for more!

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Bootcamp Grad Discusses Strong Chicago Market + Current Role at United Airlines

By Emily Wilson • February 14, 2019

Bootcamp grad Chris Gillespie is a Chicagoan through and through. He got a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern, attended our bootcamp in the city, and now works there as a Sr. Analyst for United Airlines. Read his story, including why he thinks Chicago has a strong market for data science careers.

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Metis Bootcamp Graduate Propels Digital Efforts at The New York Times

By Emily Wilson • February 07, 2019

News media has been through a lot of change during the past decade, especially in terms of its forced and jagged transition to digital production. This shift has come with the struggle to get readers to pay for digital subscriptions when free news online is often available with a click. Metis grad Kai-Ray Wang works to boost digital subscriptions at The New York Times as an Analytics Manager on the Consumer Acquisition team. Read his story here.

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AMA Recap: A Conversation with Metis Beginner Python & Math Course Instructor

By Carlos Russo • February 05, 2019

We recently hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with Sergey Fogelson, VP of Analytics and Measurement Sciences at Viacom and instructor of our upcoming Beginner Python and Math for Data Science course. Attendees asked questions about what to expect and how to prepare. Read the post for highlights from the hour-long chat. (Course starts Monday, 2/11!)

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From Intro to Data Science Grad, to Bootcamp Grad, to Data Scientist: A Q&A with Renkoh Kato

By Carlos Russo • January 30, 2019

When we refer to Renkoh Kato as a "Metis graduate," we mean it in multiple ways. He first graduated from our part-time Introduction to Data Science course before applying to and graduating from our full-time Data Science Bootcamp. He's now a Data Scientist at JPMorgan Chase. In this post, read a brief Q&A about his journey from Intro student, to Bootcamp student, to Data Scientist.

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Academia to Industry: How To Gain Real-World Experience In Data Science

By Emily Wilson • January 28, 2019

As data science continues to develop into an increasingly established field – with staggering job opening estimates for years to come and high ranges of pay – it’s become a desired destination for data-oriented academics considering a career change. But how can they successfully make the transition? Read how the bootcamp's practical, challenging instruction paired with career support gets the job done.

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Rabbit Holes, Red Herrings, and Rewards: Managing Curiosity

By Laura Montemayor • January 28, 2019

Curiosity is essential to good data science. It’s one of the most important characteristics to look for in a data scientist and to foster in your data team. Despite that, curiosity is rarely directly managed. In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kerstin Frailey dives into how you should approach it.

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Playbook: How to Successfully Launch a Data Science Team

By Brendan Herger • January 23, 2019

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.

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What You Need to Know: Metis Intro to Data Science Part-Time Course Q&A

By Carlos Russo • January 17, 2019

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!

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Your Questions, Answered: Metis Beginner Python & Math for Data Science Course (Starts 1/14!)

By Carlos Russo • January 09, 2019

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.