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Understanding the Limitations of Your Model and Its Assumptions

By Tony Yiu • April 14, 2020

Models provide necessary simplifications to a complex world. They reduce real-world phenomena into a set of key features and relationships that allow us to explain, analyze, and sometimes even predict. But there is a cost to these powerful benefits. In this post, Data Scientist Tony Yiu walks us through understanding the limitations of our models and their assumptions.

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Misleading Graphs: Manipulating the Y-Axis

By Roberto Reif • April 06, 2020

One of the most commonly used charts for data visualization is the bar chart. But too often, the starting value of the y-axis is intentionally modified to skew our interpretation of the chart and the data. In this post, see examples and learn how to readily identify this issue.

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With a Desire to Solve Problems, This Grad Turned to Data Science

By Emily Wilson • April 01, 2020

Once the concept of AI grabbed the attention of bootcamp graduate Alex Smith, she began a self-study regimen. “The more I learned about data science in particular, the more I became convinced not only of its power to solve difficult problems but convinced that I wanted to use this incredible toolset to solve problems that I care about,” she said. Read how she went from the humanities to a career in data science.

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Available Now: Free On-Demand Webinar on Adopting Python in the Workplace

By Carlos Russo • March 31, 2020

We recently hosted a webinar on Exploring the Adoption of Python in the Workplace, during which our team broke down Python for data science and analytics, explaining what drives adoption and how companies are reacting to the shift.

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3 Ways to Learn Live Online with Metis

By Jane Durand • March 27, 2020

At a challenging time like now, when remote learning is the only option, our live online capabilities have enabled us to continue serving our students and clients without skipping a beat. Here are 3 ways you can learn live online with us.

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Infographic: Metis Bootcamp Alumni By The Numbers

By Carlos Russo • March 26, 2020

In this infographic, we break down a data set that’s near and dear to our hearts: one that represents our Data Science Bootcamp alumni. Find out where our grads are working and within what industries, where many of them call home across the United States and the world, what they studied pre-bootcamp, and much more.

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Made at Metis: Space Audio Classification & The Art of Hiring Offshore Talent

By Carlos Russo • March 24, 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.

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Letter From Our Founder: Metis COVID-19 Update

By Jason Moss • March 18, 2020

Bob Dylan once sang, “Yesterday's just a memory. Tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.” It’s hard to imagine more prescient words as the world grapples with the difficult, unprecedented, and global impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts are with those directly and indirectly impacted. In this post, I share some of the steps we’ve taken as a company to guarantee that we continue to deliver on our promise to help the world find value in data, while keeping our students and staff safe.

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The Trifecta: From Bootcamp Prep Course to Bootcamp to New Career

By Emily Wilson • March 05, 2020

For Kari Davis, there’s before the bootcamp, and there’s after. A clear demarcation between two paces of professional life – one slower and more bureaucratic, the other fast-paced and constantly changing. Learn how a Metis Bootcamp Prep Course helped her prepare for the bootcamp and then land a new data science job.

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Made at Metis: Smarter Pricing for Airbnb & a Karaoke Recommendation Engine

By Carlos Russo • February 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 improve Airbnb's smart pricing tool and another to enhance a karaoke app by creating an added recommendation engine.