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Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Scoping & Designing Projects, Intro to PyTorch with NLP

By Emily Wilson • May 07, 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 some of their recent activities. In this edition, read blogs on the importance of both scoping and designing data science projects, and get an introduction to PyTorch with NLP.

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Made at Metis: Analysis of Bitcoin's Utility + Cultural Impact of Cosmo Covers

By Metis • April 26, 2019

In this edition of the Made at Metis blog series, check out two bootcamp final projects: an analysis of bitcoin's utility and an examination of the cultural impact of Cosmopolitan magazine covers.

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Seattle Data Science Career Advice: Landing a Job in The Emerald City

By Marybeth Redmond • April 23, 2019

Let’s face it: today's job market is confusing – perhaps even more so in data science, where job titles are all over the map, needed skill sets aren’t always clear in job descriptions, interviews are famously intense, and so forth. In this post, Metis Seattle Career Advisor Marybeth Redmond explains how to effectively navigate the tricky waters of the job search, particularly in the Seattle area.

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Scoping a Data Science Project

By Damien Martin • April 22, 2019

In February, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Damien Martin wrote a post on how to foster a data literate and empowered workforce, which allows your data science team to then work on projects rather than ad hoc analyses. In this post, he explains how to carefully scope those data science projects for maximum impact and benefit.

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ODSC East & Accelerate AI: Trainings & Talks from the Metis Team

By Metis • April 22, 2019

Attending ODSC East & Accelerate AI in Boston April 30th - May 1st? If so, be sure to check out these trainings and talks from our team members. They'll cover probabilistic programming, how to build generative adversarial networks, and how to build an effective data science project portfolio for your business.

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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Next Training Project

By Douglas Noll • April 19, 2019

If you’ve ever been responsible for, or had a degree of influence in, building a training program for your organization, you’ve likely been faced with a potential dilemma: Can you build the training in-house, or do you need external assistance via a training partner? In this post, read the case for the latter.

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The Value of an “Unstructured Mathematical Mind” in the World of Startup Data Science

By Emily Wilson • April 07, 2019

“Learn, viciously.” That's the advice Metis graduate Leon Johnson gives to those interested in the bootcamp. And he's no stranger to following his own advice when dedicated to professional and academic pursuits. In this post, read his story, which involves a Math degree, being commissioned into the Air Force, a master's degree, the bootcamp, and his current role as Data Scientist.

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Bootcamp Questions, Answered: Q&A with Metis Admissions + Career Support

By Metis • April 05, 2019

Have questions about our data science bootcamp? We hosted a live Ask Me Anything session on our Community Slack channel feat. Metis Career Advisor Marybeth Redmond and Sr. Admissions Manager Josh Shaman. They answered a variety of questions about the bootcamp, ranging from the application process, job search, career trajectories, curriculum, expectations, and much more. Read here for some highlights!

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Q&A with Intro to Data Science Course Instructor/Creator Sergey Fogelson

By Metis • April 03, 2019

We recently hosted an Ask Me Anything session on our Community Slack channel with Sergey Fogelson, VP of Analytics & Measurement Sciences at Viacom + instructor of our upcoming Introduction to Data Science course. Attendees asked Fogelson questions about the course including what to expect, how to prepare, and how it will benefit their goals and careers. Read here for highlights from the hour-long chat.

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Critical Thinking & Data Science: Conversations with Debbie Berebichez, Metis Chief Data Scientist

By Metis • April 01, 2019

As a physicist, TV host, and our Chief Data Scientist, Debbie Berebichez is always up to something interesting. Lately, she's been focused on the relationship between Critical Thinking and Data Science and discussed it on both the DataFramed podcast and the Story By Data YouTube channel. Check out both here.