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SwitchUp Chats with Brendan Herger, Metis Sr. Data Scientist in San Francisco

By Metis • May 23, 2018

In this post, SwitchUp interviews Brendan Herger, a Metis Sr. Data Scientist based in San Francisco. Find out what he loves about teaching, about his passion for machine learning, and how he helped found Capital One's Center for Machine Learning.

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Video Series – Demystifying Data Science: Exploring Artificial Intelligence

By Emily Wilson • May 16, 2018

In this, our final Demystifying Data Science video series post, we explore the expansive, fascinating (and sometimes controversial) topic of Artificial Intelligence. Hear from two speakers – one who explores the question "Can a computer imagine?" and another who discusses the importance of detecting and mitigating cultural bias in AI.

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Using Scrum for Data Science Project Management

By Emily Wilson • May 15, 2018

In all lines of work, good project management can make the difference between failure and success, but data science projects present some unique challenges. What are they and how should you handle them? Read Metis Sr. Data Scientist Brendan Herger's post on how to use the Scrum paradigm to get projects finished on time and with desired results.

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A Look at What You Can Create During a 12-Week Bootcamp

By Emily Wilson • May 14, 2018

As you enter the bootcamp, your computer screen is like a blank canvas, waiting to be covered with the messy excitement of ideas and projects, failures and successes. Projects are at the core of our Data Science Bootcamp curriculum and the philosophy surrounding it. A robust portfolio, demonstrating a wide understanding of tools and theories, along with a solid grasp of needed industry skills, is the central piece of the overall "why our graduates get hired" puzzle. See some final project examples here.

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Course Report Alumni Spotlight: Metis Chicago Graduate Tiffany Li

By Emily Wilson • May 10, 2018

Looking for a way to transition from consultant to data scientist, Tiffany Li turned to the Metis Data Science Bootcamp in Chicago. She's now a Data Scientist at GrubHub and was recently interviewed by Course Report about her career switch, the bootcamp vs. graduate school, and her current role.

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Metis NYC Now Proudly Accepting GI Bill Benefits

By Emily Wilson • May 09, 2018

We’re proud to announce that Metis is now approved to offer GI Bill benefits to student veterans who are accepted to our data science bootcamp in New York City. Learn more in this post, including how the process works.

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Video Series – Demystifying Data Science: Journeys, Stories, and Community

By Emily Wilson • May 01, 2018

Post 5 of 6 in our series explores data science journeys, stories, and community. Hear how a math major made his way to becoming a data scientist and how harnessing the power of community can push your career forward. Listen in on a talk about going after your data science dreams and enjoy a dose of creativity as one data scientist performs original lyrics set to the tune of an 80's chart-topper.

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Made at Metis: Data Science on the Move – Improving Cycling Safety and Forecasting Rideshare Use

By Emily Wilson • April 25, 2018

In this month's edition of the Made at Metis blog series, we're highlighting two recent student projects that focus on the intersection between transportation and data science. One project is a video-based car detector to improve safety for city cyclists, and the other presents a way to better forecast hourly Uber demand across New York City neighborhoods.

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Video Series – Demystifying Data Science: A Data Science How-To Guide

By Emily Wilson • April 23, 2018

Check out four talks that, together, make a useful data science how-to guide. The speakers cover why knowing how things work matters, how to learn data science and deep learning, and how to use A/B testing.

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How to Start a Data Science Career: 5 Ways Metis Helps Get You Hired

By Andrew Savage • April 23, 2018

Metis Sr. Career Advisor Andrew Savage breaks down 5 ways Metis helps graduates land their ideal data science jobs post-bootcamp.