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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.

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Now Through June 15th, Enroll in Bootcamp Prep Courses at Reduced Price

By Metis • April 17, 2020

Now through June 15th, when you enroll in any of our upcoming Bootcamp Prep Courses (no matter the start date), you'll pay a reduced price of $499. During this difficult time, we hope this reduced tuition opens up more opportunities for those interested in building data science skills in a live online format.

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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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BootcampRankings.com Offers Comprehensive Guide to Metis Online Bootcamp & Prep Courses

By Metis • April 13, 2020

With the goal of helping readers "get a handle on what to expect in a Metis online bootcamp" and to provide "facts that let you make an informed decision about your future," Bootcamp Rankings recently published a comprehensive guide to our course offerings, detailing both the immersive Data Science Bootcamp and part-time Bootcamp Prep Courses.

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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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Throughout April, Join Us for Free Intro to Python Training

By Metis • April 03, 2020

Join us every Tuesday in April for Intro to Python, a free live online training series created for business professionals. Taught live via Zoom, participants can ask questions in real-time and chat with other attendees.

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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 Metis • 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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Upcoming Metis Talks at Virtual Open Data Science Conference (ODSC)

By Metis • March 30, 2020

The Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) East will be held in a virtual format this year from April 14-17, and two of our Sr. Data Scientists are all set to present. Here, read what they'll cover and how you can register to watch them live.

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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.