Take a look around and you might notice some waste. It could come in the form of something physical that you can see or feel or smell. Or it might be invisible to the eye, like wasted time or resources due to lapses in efficiency. Two recent Metis graduates took an interest in these different forms of waste and used data science to come up with ways to minimize negative impact and maximize positive solutions.
Data science is booming and the appeal of positions in the field is eliciting unprecedented interest. But as many across disciplines are trying to maneuver into the field, they quickly find a skills-gap they need to overcome – and the job search will be a significant challenge even after those skills are acquired. Metis Senior Admissions Manager Josh Shaman tackled his weighty topic in a recent article for SwitchUp, through which he compares the value of an immersive bootcamp experience to university programs to massive open online classes (MOOCs).
In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Roberto Reif explores transfer learning, a method of using a deep learning model that has already been trained to solve one problem containing large amounts of data, and applying it (with some minor modifications) to solve a different problem that contains small amounts of data. He analyzes the limit for how small a data set needs to be in order to successfully apply this technique.
To transition from academia to industry, many choose bootcamps as a way to bridge the gap between the theory-heavy rigor of academia and the practicality of industry experience. In this post, hear from three such students who made the transition via bootcamp and who are now working in the field.
Metis Sr. Data Scientists teach our 12-week data science bootcamps, work on curriculum development, present at conferences, perform corporate training, and more throughout a rotating yearly schedule. Built into that is a passion quarter, during which each works on a project that suits their interests and allows them to dig deeply into a facet of data science. Read here to learn about two recently wrapped three and three ongoing passion projects.
Read a great interview between SwitchUp and Roberto Reif, Metis Sr. Data Scientist in Seattle. In it, he discusses ideal qualities of Metis students, the strength of the bootcamp curriculum, and much more.
We're excited to announce our second annual Demystifying Data Science conference – free and live online from July 24th-25th. For aspiring data scientists and data-curious business leaders, the conference will consist of 28 interactive data science talks from industry-leading speakers.
In this month's edition of the Made at Metis blog series, we're highlighting two recent student projects that have to do with traveling to new cities. In the first example, a student explored new and improved ways to find places of interest while planning trips. In the second, a student set out to understand how and why musicians sought and found connections via Craigslist.
SwitchUp recently sat down with Metis Sr. Data Scientist Alice Zhao, who teaches our 12-week data science bootcamp in Chicago. Read about her favorite student success stories, her advice for those coming into the bootcamp, and much more.
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.