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Made at Metis: Clustering NBA Playstyles Using Machine Learning; Automatic Pricing on Etsy

By Emily Wilson • November 04, 2019

This post features two final projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including these projects on Clustering NBA Playstyles Using Machine Learning and Automatic Pricing for Etsy Sellers.

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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Pandas for Python, Object Detection Solutions, & More

By Emily Wilson • November 01, 2019

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive, 12-week bootcamps or corporate training courses, they're working on a variety of other projects. This monthly blog series tracks and discusses some of their recent activities and accomplishments.

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Reacting to the New Burtch Works Survey & Python’s Rise in Popularity

By Kevin Birnbaum • October 28, 2019

Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kevin Birnbaum reacts to a new Burtch Works survey about which tools data scientists and analytics professionals prefer to use.

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ODSC West & Accelerate AI Trainings & Talks from the Metis Team

By Metis • October 23, 2019

Next week in San Francisco (Oct. 30 - Nov. 1), five Metis team members will give talks or host workshops at the Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) West and Accelerate AI Business and Innovation Summit. In this post, read about each, and if you're attending the conferences, be sure to check them out!

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AMA Recap: Become a Better Reader & Designer of Visualizations with Alberto Cairo

By Metis • October 21, 2019

We've all heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words." We believe that visualizations should "simplify information" and that they are powerful because they are “intuitive and easy to read." But what if these are myths? During his AMA, Alberto Cairo (Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami), spoke on how to become better readers and designers of charts, graphs, and maps.

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Meet Kevin Birnbaum, New Metis Sr. Data Scientist

By Emily Wilson • October 17, 2019

Kevin Birnbaum is a new Sr. Data Scientist on the Corporate Training team at Metis. We recently caught up with him to ask a few questions about his career thus far, his new role at Metis, what interests him most about data science, and more.

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AMA Recap: How Data Can Save the World with Natalie Evans Harris

By Metis • October 17, 2019

We recently hosted Natalie Evans Harris, Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Initiatives at BrightHive, for a live online Ask Me Anything session exploring the ways in which data scientists, data professionals, companies, and institutions can equip themselves and others with tools to transform lives through data. Watch a recording here.

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Ai4 Finance Conference Panel Recap: Preparing Your Organization for AI feat. Metis’s Michael Galvin

By Emily Wilson • October 15, 2019

The Ai4 Conferences present opportunities for business leaders and data practitioners to discuss the adoption of AI in their industries, be it healthcare, retail, cybersecurity, or beyond. At this year's Ai4 Finance Conference in NYC, Michael Galvin (Metis Executive Director of Data Science Training) participated in a panel discussion on Preparing Your Organization for AI. Read a recap of it here.

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Demystifying Data Science Recap: Tom Schenk Jr. on Doing Good with Data Science

By Emily Wilson • October 01, 2019

For those interested in what was covered on Day 2 of Demystifying Data Science (designed for Business Leaders, Managers, and Practitioners), we’re offering an easy-to-read blog series that summarizes each speaker's talk. This installment covers Tom Schenk Jr.'s talk on How We Can Do Good With Data Science.

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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: A Guide to Object Detection, ODSC West Talks & Workshops, & More

By Metis • September 30, 2019

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive, 12-week bootcamps or corporate training courses, they're working on a variety of other projects. This monthly blog series tracks and discusses some of their recent activities and accomplishments.