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Made at Metis: Geo-Tagged Places of Interest & Musician Connections on Craigslist

By Emily Wilson • May 31, 2018

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.

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SwitchUp Chats with Alice Zhao, Metis Sr. Data Scientist in Chicago

By Carlos Russo • May 30, 2018

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.

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Frequently Asked Bootcamp Questions, Answered by a Sr. Data Scientist

By Roberto Reif • May 24, 2018

In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Roberto Reif answers the most frequently asked questions he gets about our data science bootcamp. When should you apply? How can you brush up on your stats skills? What kind of job should you expect to get after the bootcamp? Get answers to these questions and more.

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

By Carlos Russo • 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: 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.

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Video Series: Demystifying Data Science – The Practice of Data Science

By Emily Wilson • April 12, 2018

Hear talks from 5 working data scientists on specific aspects of the data science practice (like statistics and the art of deception, the possibilities/limitations of topic modeling) and on the broader ideas that make up the field – what goes into the job, what skills do you actually use on a regular basis, how are things changing?

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Q&A with Beginner Python & Math for Data Science Instructor Gordon Dri

By Jerod Rubalcava • April 11, 2018

Read a Q&A with Gordon Dri, Data Scientist at Oracle and the co-designer/co-instructor of our upcoming Live Online Beginner Python & Math for Data Science part-time course, which starts April 23rd. Hear why he thinks this course represents the "the only way" to start your data science journey.