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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 ...

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Made at Metis: Two Music Lovers Build Neural Networks

By Emily Wilson • November 20, 2017

Read about two final projects completed by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Susan Fung explored neural networks using Justin Bieber lyrics, while Matt Murray created a song recommendation engine on JunoDownload.

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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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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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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.

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Demystifying Data Science: Navigating a Daily Diet of Data at Grubhub

By Carlos Russo • August 08, 2017

How does the weather affect your food-ordering patterns? Do you eat more takeout in the colder months? Do you order delivery every time a little rain hits the ground? These are the types of questions Metis bootcamp alumnus Yong Cho has been thinking a lot about lately. Now a Data Scientist at Grubhub, he's figuring out the daily impact of weather on the business.