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A Hunger for Data Leads Grad to Role at HelloFresh

By Emily Wilson • June 23, 2020

If you’re not hungry already, you’ll probably be ready to eat by the end of this post. Bootcamp graduate Amy Su works as the Sr. Analyst of Product Operations at HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service known for all-natural, easy-to-prepare recipes. In addition to catching up with her to discuss her role at the data-driven company, we also talked about the joys of working with food-related data all day.

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IIA + Burtch Works COVID-19 Impact Analysis Survey Results

By Carlos Russo • June 11, 2020

Over the past few months, Burtch Works has teamed up with the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) to survey quantitative professionals about the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on analytics teams across the country. The most recent wave of results was published this week in a post titled, Have COVID-19 Analytics Impacts Peaked? Read about it here.

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Youngest-Ever Bootcamp Graduate Looks to Move NLP Forward

By Emily Wilson • June 09, 2020

Vaughn Parker remains our youngest-ever bootcamp graduate. Read about his bootcamp experience, what he's up to now, and how he aims to use his career to advance the capabilities of Natural Language Processing (NLP).

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Made at Metis: Street Art to Fine Art; Building a Recommendation System

By Carlos Russo • May 26, 2020

This post features two projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including a project to leverage a user’s existing street art preferences to recommend visually-similar fine art and a project to develop a collaborative filtering recommendation system using sales transaction data.

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Course Report Features Metis Live Online Bootcamp Graduate

By Carlos Russo • May 21, 2020

In a Q&A session with Course Report, Metis Live Online Bootcamp graduate Anupama Garla shares her experience with the online classroom and learning style of the bootcamp, her advice for other career-changers, and her plans to innovate the world of architecture now as a data scientist.

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Metis Corporate Training Live Online Capabilities

By Carlos Russo • May 19, 2020

Here at Metis, we have a long legacy of live online training instruction. We're proud to be part of Kaplan, a pioneer in online learning, and we're also proud to have launched our live online Corporate Training offerings back in 2017.  In this post, read how online corporate learning enables increased flexibility, accessibility, and more.

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Alumni Blog Spotlight: Linda Ju Shares Bootcamp Experience Start to Finish

By Emily Wilson • May 11, 2020

Bootcamp graduate Linda Ju, now a Data Science Consultant at Slalom in Seattle, recently took to Medium to write a blog series about her career transition from finance to data science and how her experience in the Data Science Bootcamp helped her get there.

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PyCon Tutorial: Scraping the Web with Kimberly Fessel

By Carlos Russo • May 05, 2020

Watch a recording of Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel's PyCon tutorial on scraping the web. She covers the breadth and depth of web scraping, from HTML basics through pipeline methods to compile entire datasets.

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Demystifying Data Science Talk Recap: Atif Kureishy on Applying AI to Understand Customer Behaviors

By Emily Wilson • April 23, 2020

During his Demystifying Data Science talk, Atif Kureishy (Global Vice President of AI & Deep Learning Products at Teradata) discussed how to use AI to merge offline and online activity in order to better serve customers while staying cost-efficient in the retail space.

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Made at Metis: The Economics of Building Backyard Homes and a Local Live Music Recommender

By Emily Wilson • April 21, 2020

In our latest Made at Metis post, read about two projects created during the bootcamp, including a tool for homeowners to determine if building a backyard home makes financial sense and a live local music recommender.