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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Geek of the Week, ODSC Talks, & Feature Scaling Blog Post

By Emily Wilson • November 07, 2017

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't in the classroom teaching bootcamps, you can find them engaged in corporate training efforts, working on curriculum development, giving talks at conferences and Meetups, writing blog posts on topics of interest, working on data-focused passion projects...and the list goes on. This new monthly blog series will track and discuss some of their recent activities and accomplishments.

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Demystifying Data Science: When Technology Meets Creativity

By Emily Wilson • November 03, 2017

Emily Barry’s mind works in two distinct ways – she’s technological and analytics-driven, and she’s also creative to her core. That duality often left her wondering what career path to choose. Eventually, she found her way to data science. Read about her current role and how it satisfies both her tech and creative sides.

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Made at Metis: Two Student Projects Focused on Natural Disaster Relief

By Emily Wilson • October 27, 2017

Read about two final projects created by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Both projects focused on topics related to improving natural disaster relief efforts.

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VIDEO: Metis Chief Data Scientist Debbie Berebichez Delivers Keynote at Grace Hopper Conference

By Emily Wilson • October 24, 2017

Our Chief Data Scientist Dr. Debbie Berebichez was selected to give a keynote address at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration, the largest gathering of women technologists in the world. We're excited to share her inspiring address here. Watch and enjoy!

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Demystifying Data Science: The Appalachian Trail & One Grad's Path to a New Career

By Emily Wilson • October 19, 2017

He wanted to experience it all – every bit of its nearly 2,200 miles, over hills and mountains, through dense woods, and across multiple state lines. When Alan Schoen took six months to hike the Appalachian Trail, he’d just returned to the United States after 10 years of studying and working abroad. He was celebrating some in-between time by accomplishing an ambitious personal goal before diving head first into the competitive job search. And what he found afterward lined up with something he'd learned along the trail.

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Demystifying Data Science: An 'Aha' Moment That Shaped A Career

By Emily Wilson • October 12, 2017

During a conversation with a former colleague, Lillian Tong had an “aha moment.” As they discussed machine learning and how it could be applied to the work being done at their company, she felt a surge of interest and engagement that she hadn’t experienced in regards to any of her previous work. She took it as a sign.

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Demystifying Data Science: International Development Professional Turns To Data Science

By Emily Wilson • October 07, 2017

Lorena De La Parra Landa’s career spans the globe – literally. She began her career in international development before deciding to make the switch to data science. Read why and how she changed career paths and what she's doing to bridge the gap between the two in her new role at the data science firm CKM Advisors.

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Demystifying Data Science: Environmental Policy with a Data Science Twist

By Emily Wilson • September 21, 2017

First as a student of Sustainability and Environmental Management, then as a research assistant with the Urban Green Council, bootcamp grad Megha Jain didn’t necessarily envision her future career having such a direct tie-in to data science – for no other reason than being unaware of how the two fields could blend and push one another forward.

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Omoju Miller's Drive to Prepare Us for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Emily Wilson • September 13, 2017

Omoju Miller is a Senior Data Scientist of Machine Learning at GitHub and the instructor of our upcoming Introduction to Data Science part-time course in SF. In this interview, she discusses how education ties into preparing for the "fourth industrial revolution" and discusses her career, which has been truly impressive thus far.

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Demystifying Data Science: As Major League Soccer Grows, So Does the Data

By Emily Wilson • September 07, 2017

Metis graduate Nelson Spencer is a Senior Analyst of Data Strategy & Analytics at Major League Soccer’s headquarters in New York City. He’s a soccer fan who grew up playing the sport, and he still plays to this day. Even so, he says the job’s main perk is the data itself, which grows in volume with the success of the league.