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"The Data Scientist Shortage is Huge. Here’s How to Beat It." by Metis Executive Director of Data Science

By Carlos Russo • December 28, 2018

In a newly published article on Inside Big Data, Metis Executive Director of Data Science Roberto Reif writes about the long-lasting data scientist shortage in business and gives detailed steps for how to stop the problem in its tracks.

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Made at Metis: Restaurant Recommendations & a What-to-Watch Guide

By Emily Wilson • December 21, 2018

To go out or to stay in, that is the question. If you're in need of an answer to this common conundrum, here are two bootcamp final projects that can help. Iris Borkovsky's restaurant recommender helps you choose a delicious and well-reviewed dining spot nearby while Benjamin Sturm's movie recommender helps you make the next tough decision of what to stream.

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How the Bootcamp Prepared an Academic for Data Science Consulting

By Emily Wilson • December 18, 2018

Metis graduate Summer Rankin is currently working on her favorite project to date as a Lead Data Scientist for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Read about the project here, along with details on how the bootcamp prepared her for data science consulting work.

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On & Off the Road: Professional Musician Turns Back-End Developer

By Emily Wilson • December 10, 2018

David Luther had been on the road for nearly two decades, touring with musical acts like Meat Loaf and Dweezil Zappa, singing and playing saxophone, keyboards, and rhythm guitar to sold-out crowds around the world. But in time, he began to crave a change. Read how he arrived at our Chicago bootcamp and at his current role as a back-end developer for the Perduco Group.

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VIDEO: Meet Metis Seattle Alum Susan Fung, Sr. Data Analyst at Liberty Mutual

By Carlos Russo • November 20, 2018

In this video interview, hear Metis Seattle graduate Susan Fung tell the story of how she selected Metis vs. academia, plus hear thoughts on her current role with Liberty Mutual and how the bootcamp helped her prepare for it.

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Q&A with Metis Grad Leon Johnson, Data Scientist and Former U.S. Airman

By Carlos Russo • November 05, 2018

We recently hosted a Live Online Ask Me Anything session with Metis bootcamp graduate Leon Johnson, a former U.S. Airmen who was recently hired as a Data Scientist at Viral Launch in Indianapolis. He answered questions from those interested in (or preparing for) the bootcamp, as well anyone else curious about his journey and story. Read the full Q&A here, which includes specific questions about his time in the Air Force and his use of GI Bill funds to attend Metis.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Move to Chicago for a Data Science Job

By Ashley Purdy • October 30, 2018

What makes Chicago a great place to launch your data science career? And how does it compare to other big cities like SF and NYC? Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a move to The Windy City.

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For Former Academic Dan Taber, Data Science Bootcamp Bridged Skills Gap to Industry

By Emily Wilson • October 23, 2018

Bootcamp grad Dan Taber is certainly no stranger to data. Prior to landing his current role, he’d already been working with data for more than 15 years in various academic roles spanning science, technology, and policy. But his hard skills had fallen out of date. Enter the bootcamp as a way to bridge the gap between his academic background and industry ambitions.

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Made at Metis: Predicting a Pitch in Baseball, Predicting Mode in a Song

By Emily Wilson • October 18, 2018

Read about two recent final projects created by graduates of our data science bootcamp . See what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including a way to predict which pitches the Cubs should throw to the Cardinals, and how to predict the mode of a hit single on the Billboard charts.

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Graduate Gavin King Leaned on Metis Career Support to Navigate Data Science Field

By Emily Wilson • October 11, 2018

Recent bootcamp graduate Gavin King grew up in Arizona, got a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wyoming, and now lives and works in Seattle, where they’ve found a home in the bustling data science community as a Data Scientist at Zulily, a growing e-commerce company. Read about their journey to the job and how Metis career support helped along the way.