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Why Choose Metis San Francisco? Here's What Makes Our Data Science Community Special

By Stephany Bittar • November 07, 2018

During the Metis bootcamp, we place a strong focus on community. In this piece, San Francisco Program Manager Stephany Bittar writes about how that foundation is built and how it grows through daily collaboration, outings in downtown SF, ping pong tournaments, and much more.

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

By Metis • 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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Metis Team Workshops, Trainings, & Talks at ODSC West & Accelerate AI

By Emily Wilson • October 28, 2018

On Thursday, November 1st, three members of the Metis team will present at the Open Data Science Conference/Accelerate AI in San Francisco. Read about their talks, which cover a range of topics like text analytics, practical data science, and using PyTorch for deep learning.

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6 Things to Know About the Metis Seattle Data Science Bootcamp

By Emily Wilson • October 24, 2018

Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the United States and it’s also become the second strongest tech market in the country. Along with major players like Amazon and Microsoft, there’s a significant mid-sized and startup community feeding into the city’s contagious energy – and many of these companies need data scientists! To help fill those roles, we opened our Seattle campus in September 2017 with the plan to harness and guide some of the city’s tech talent toward data science specifically. Here are 6 things you should know about our bootcamp in Seattle.

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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.

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7 Keys to Success in Your New Data Science Job (by Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban)

By Jonathan Balaban • October 10, 2018

Over the past decade, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban has helped more than 100 students, colleagues, and friends start new careers and find fulfilling jobs. In this post, he provides 7 simple but powerful keys that can help you make a great first impression and accelerate your professional development.

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Why Take a SQL Fundamentals Course? (Isn’t it an Old Language from the 70s?)

By Emily Wilson • October 04, 2018

Yes, SQL is an old language developed in the 70’s. But many great and lasting technological advances came about in that same decade. For this post, we sat down with Jonathan Balaban, a Metis Sr. Data Scientist who helped develop our Live Online SQL Fundamentals part-time course. He discusses how he and others on the team came to develop this course based on bootcamp graduate feedback, why SQL is important to know, and why it’s likely to continue standing the test of time.