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Q&A with Trent Hauck – Data Scientist, Metis Instructor, and Author

By Emily Wilson • January 04, 2018

Trent Hauck is a Senior Data Scientist at Zymergen and the instructor of our upcoming Live Online Introduction to Data Science part-time professional development course, which kicks off January 22nd. Read about his career, his advice for new data scientists, and more.

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Made at Metis: Making Predictions - Snowfall in California & Home Prices in Portland

By Emily Wilson • December 18, 2017

Take a look at what's possible in just 12 weeks in this post, which features two final projects created by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. James Cho predicted snowfall in California's Sierra Nevada mountains (which helps predict water supply) while Lauren Shareshian predicted home prices in Portland, Oregon.

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Demystifying Data Science: Making a Data-Focused Impact at Amazon HQ in Seattle

By Emily Wilson • December 15, 2017

While working as a software engineer at a consulting agency, Sravanthi Ponnana automated computer hardware ordering processes for a project with Microsoft, attempting to identify existing and/or potential loopholes in the ordering system. But what she discovered underneath the data caused her to rethink her career. Read her story.

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"Fundamentals Are All There Is": An Interview with Senthil Gandhi, Award-Winning Data Scientist at Autodesk

By Metis • December 14, 2017

We had the pleasure of interviewing Senthil Gandhi, Data Scientist at Autodesk in San Francisco, where he built Design Graph, an automated search and completion tool for 3D Design that leverages machine learning. He discusses his work and gives advice to both current and aspiring data scientists.

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Best Practices for Applying Data Science Techniques in Consulting Engagements (Part 2): Scoping and Expectations

By Jonathan Balaban • December 12, 2017

In the second installment of this series, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban provides four key strategies to unify stakeholders across your next data science consulting effort, whether you're working with a Fortune 50 firm or a small business of 50 staff members.

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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Postsecondary Data Science Education Roundtable, Podcasts, and Three New Blog Posts

By Emily Wilson • December 07, 2017

Find out what Metis Sr. Data Scientists have been up to recently, including a presentation at an exclusive roundtable of data science educators and thought leaders, being featured on a podcast, and writing new and engaging blog content.

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Best Practices for Applying Data Science Techniques in Consulting Engagements (Part 1): Introduction and Data Collection

By Jonathan Balaban • December 05, 2017

This is part 1 of a 3-part series written by Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban. In it, he distills best practices learned over a decade of consulting with dozens of organizations in the private, public, and philanthropic sectors. Enjoy part 1, and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

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Metis Student Jeff Kao Responds to Net Neutrality Project Going Viral

By Emily Wilson • December 01, 2017

Earlier this week, we wrote about current Metis student Jeff Kao, whose blog post about his ongoing bootcamp final project went viral. We caught up with him to ask about the experience, why he chose this project, and more.

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Course Report Interviews Metis Graduate, BuzzFeed Data Scientist Jamie Fradkin

By Emily Wilson • November 30, 2017

Course Report, a most excellent resource for all things data science bootcamp, recently interviewed Metis graduate Jamie Fradkin about the evolution of her current role as a Data Scientist at BuzzFeed, where she's now worked for more than a year-and-a-half. Fradkin, a former biomedical engineer, attended our Data Science Bootcamp in New York City after a decision to switch careers because of her desire to make use of her math and statistics skills. Read the full interview!

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Metis Student's Post Goes Viral - Shows 1.3 Million+ Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments Were Faked

By Emily Wilson • November 28, 2017

Current Metis student Jeff Kao’s recent HackerNoon post, More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked , is making waves around the internet, eliciting shock at the scope of the identified issue, while also extracting further evidence that data scientists are uniquely equipped to tackle complex societal ...