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VIDEO: Meet Metis Seattle Alum Susan Fung, Sr. Data Analyst at Liberty Mutual

By Metis • November 20, 2018

In this video interview, hear Metis Seattle graduate Susan Fung tell the story of how she selected Metis vs. academia, plus hear thoughts on her current role with Liberty Mutual and how the bootcamp helped her prepare for it.

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[VIDEO] SwitchUp Webinar: Getting Started in SQL

By Metis • November 16, 2018

SwitchUp hosted a Getting Started in SQL webinar featuring Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban.  During the nearly 40-minute recorded webinar, you'll hear Jonathan discuss what SQL is used for, why it's so important to your data science success, which companies are using it, and how you can learn it as a total beginner.

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SDS Roundup: Importance of SQL for Job Prep, Deep Learning Cheat Sheet, & More

By Emily Wilson • November 14, 2018

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive, 12-week bootcamps, 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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Q&A with Metis Bootcamp Grad Vicky Szuflita, Deputy Data Director with the NC Democratic Party

By Metis • November 09, 2018

Recent Metis bootcamp graduate Vicky Szuflita won SwitchUp's quarterly gift card giveaway. As a followup, they featured her in a great Q&A about her background, her time at Metis, and her current role on the data team with the Democratic Party of North Carolina. She previously worked in account planning for an international advertising agency, and while she loved the creative aspects of an agency career, she wanted the skills to strengthen her ideas in a more quantitative way.

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Why Choose Metis San Francisco? Here's What Makes Our Data Science Community Special

By Stephany Bittar • November 07, 2018

During the Metis bootcamp, we place a strong focus on community. In this piece, San Francisco Program Manager Stephany Bittar writes about how that foundation is built and how it grows through daily collaboration, outings in downtown SF, ping pong tournaments, and much more.

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Q&A with Metis Grad Leon Johnson, Data Scientist and Former U.S. Airman

By Metis • November 05, 2018

We recently hosted a Live Online Ask Me Anything session with Metis bootcamp graduate Leon Johnson, a former U.S. Airmen who was recently hired as a Data Scientist at Viral Launch in Indianapolis. He answered questions from those interested in (or preparing for) the bootcamp, as well anyone else curious about his journey and story. Read the full Q&A here, which includes specific questions about his time in the Air Force and his use of GI Bill funds to attend Metis.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Move to Chicago for a Data Science Job

By Ashley Purdy • October 30, 2018

What makes Chicago a great place to launch your data science career? And how does it compare to other big cities like SF and NYC? Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a move to The Windy City.

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Metis Team Workshops, Trainings, & Talks at ODSC West & Accelerate AI

By Emily Wilson • October 28, 2018

On Thursday, November 1st, three members of the Metis team will present at the Open Data Science Conference/Accelerate AI in San Francisco. Read about their talks, which cover a range of topics like text analytics, practical data science, and using PyTorch for deep learning.

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6 Things to Know About the Metis Seattle Data Science Bootcamp

By Emily Wilson • October 24, 2018

Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the United States and it’s also become the second strongest tech market in the country. Along with major players like Amazon and Microsoft, there’s a significant mid-sized and startup community feeding into the city’s contagious energy – and many of these companies need data scientists! To help fill those roles, we opened our Seattle campus in September 2017 with the plan to harness and guide some of the city’s tech talent toward data science specifically. Here are 6 things you should know about our bootcamp in Seattle.

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For Former Academic Dan Taber, Data Science Bootcamp Bridged Skills Gap to Industry

By Emily Wilson • October 23, 2018

Bootcamp grad Dan Taber is certainly no stranger to data. Prior to landing his current role, he’d already been working with data for more than 15 years in various academic roles spanning science, technology, and policy. But his hard skills had fallen out of date. Enter the bootcamp as a way to bridge the gap between his academic background and industry ambitions.