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Love Math? Love Stats? Here’s How a Data Science Bootcamp Can Help You Find Career Fulfillment

By Emily Wilson • June 27, 2019

There are a number of individuals with careers in banking, accounting, education, academia, and other fields who are seeking professional change for a variety of reasons. How can a data science bootcamp factor into that scenario, especially for those with a passion for math and statistics? Find out here.

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Financial Applications of Natural Language Processing

By Adam Wearne • June 25, 2019

In an increasingly competitive financial landscape, gaining an informational edge is vital to constructing and maintaining a superior equity portfolio. Alternative data sources including satellite images, sensor data from IoT devices, text, and video are all becoming increasingly important sources of insight for active equity strategies. In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Adam Wearne, explores some of the common Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques that are used in asset management.

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ODSC Immersive AI Training & Career Development in NYC: Preview of Metis Talks

By Metis • June 25, 2019

On Friday and Saturday (June 28-29) in NYC, Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) is hosting a two-day event called Immersive AI Training and Career Development, at which three of our Sr. Data Scientists will give talks and/or host workshops (+ one of our bootcamp graduates who now teaches our Beginner Python & Math course!) In this post, get more info on each.

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Demystifying Data Science Day 2: For Business Leaders, Managers, & Practitioners

By Metis • June 24, 2019

On the second day of our upcoming Demystifying Data Science live online conference, hear 8 talks + 3 interactive workshops, all designed for Business Leaders, Managers, and Practitioners to learn best practices to successfully integrate data science into an organization. In this post, check out a preview of just some of what's to come on Day 2, and start planning so you can take it all in.

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Burtch Works’ 2019 Data Science Salary Report Shows Current Market Trends

By Linda Burtch • June 24, 2019

Market data on data science and analytics professionals is exceedingly scarce. Burtch Works, the leading executive recruitment firm, has released annual reports to share insights from the unique vantage point of recruiters that interview thousands of quantitative professionals and hundreds of teams every year. This year, for the first time, they've combined their separate Data Science and Predictive Analytics salary reports into one.

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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: How WaveNet Works, Art + Data Science, Upcoming Conference Talks, & More

By Emily Wilson • June 19, 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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AMA Recap: Understanding the Basics with Beginner Python & Math Instructor Samiyeh Mahmoudian

By Metis • June 18, 2019

We recently hosted an Ask Me Anything session on our Community Slack channel with Samiyeh (Sami) Mahmoudian, Sr. Data Scientist at Intertrust and instructor of our upcoming Live Online Beginner Python & Math for Data Science course. (Starts Monday, 6/24!) Read here for some highlights from the hour-long chat.

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AMA Recap: The Transition from Academia to Data Science with Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel

By Metis • June 05, 2019

Read this recap from a recent Ask Me Anything session with Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel, who took questions about her transition from academia to data science. Kimberly holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in math biology, but realized that academia wasn't her long-term passion. Learn more about her path to data science here.

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Metis Case Study: Helping CMA Consulting Remain on the Cutting Edge

By Metis • May 24, 2019

In this case study, read how we worked with CMA Strategy Consulting (a boutique consulting firm focused on the telecommunications, media, and high tech industries) to evolve its capabilities and ensure its services remained on the cutting edge.

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AMA Recap: Q&A with Alison Cossette, Intro to Data Science Instructor

By Metis • May 16, 2019

During a recent Ask Me Anything session, attendees asked Alison Cossette (Director of Data Science in Research & Development at the NPD Group + instructor of our upcoming Intro to Data Science course) questions about what to expect and how to prepare for the course. Plus, they asked her about her experience as a Metis bootcamp student and graduate.