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Made at Metis: Predicting a Pitch in Baseball, Predicting Mode in a Song

By Emily Wilson • October 18, 2018

Read about two recent final projects created by graduates of our data science bootcamp . See what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including a way to predict which pitches the Cubs should throw to the Cardinals, and how to predict the mode of a hit single on the Billboard charts.

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Graduate Gavin King Leaned on Metis Career Support to Navigate Data Science Field

By Emily Wilson • October 11, 2018

Recent bootcamp graduate Gavin King grew up in Arizona, got a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wyoming, and now lives and works in Seattle, where they’ve found a home in the bustling data science community as a Data Scientist at Zulily, a growing e-commerce company. Read about their journey to the job and how Metis career support helped along the way.

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7 Keys to Success in Your New Data Science Job (by Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban)

By Jonathan Balaban • October 10, 2018

Over the past decade, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban has helped more than 100 students, colleagues, and friends start new careers and find fulfilling jobs. In this post, he provides 7 simple but powerful keys that can help you make a great first impression and accelerate your professional development.

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Why Take a SQL Fundamentals Course? (Isn’t it an Old Language from the 70s?)

By Emily Wilson • October 04, 2018

Yes, SQL is an old language developed in the 70’s. But many great and lasting technological advances came about in that same decade. For this post, we sat down with Jonathan Balaban, a Metis Sr. Data Scientist who helped develop our Live Online SQL Fundamentals part-time course. He discusses how he and others on the team came to develop this course based on bootcamp graduate feedback, why SQL is important to know, and why it’s likely to continue standing the test of time.

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Meet Danny Gilberg, Metis Data Science Bootcamp Graduate

By Metis • September 26, 2018

Metis Graduate Danny Gilberg is a Data Engineer at Interactive One. Hear about his path to a career in data science and the role Metis played in him landing his job.

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Three Years Running! Metis Earns SwitchUp's Best Bootcamp Award

By Metis • September 24, 2018

We're proud to announce that we've been named Best Data Science Bootcamp by SwitchUp for the third year in a row! The credit for this accomplishment (which is based on alumni reviews, ratings, and course data populated on SwitchUp throughout the year) can be spread around to so many. Read our thank-you note and check out some alumni reviews here.

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Top 4 Reasons to Take a Live Online Data Science Course

By Metis • September 19, 2018

What makes live online courses such a great way to begin on your data science educational path? Read here to find the Top 4 Reasons to give them a try.

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For Those in Industry, Teaching Bootcamps Has Tangible Career Benefits

By Emily Wilson • September 18, 2018

Going through a data science bootcamp is an intense experience for everyone involved. Students work at a breakneck pace unparalleled in other learning environments, absorbing new and difficult concepts and skills, and applying them to projects starting as early as week one. All the while, instructors shoulder the hopes and fears of their cohorts as they guide and teach them over the course of 12 weeks. For interested individuals, teaching a bootcamp can have tangible career benefits related to industry goals and aspirations. Read how here.

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How to Play Offense on Job Interviews – Tips from Metis Director of Careers & Student Support

By Emily Wilson • September 17, 2018

Read Metis Director of Careers and Student Support Jennifer Raimone's advice for succeeding during the rigorous data science interview process. (Hint: You Need To Learn How To Play Offense!)

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Tips For Maintaining a Positive Attitude During Your Job Hunt

By Ashley Purdy • September 13, 2018

Finding a job is hard. Finding a job when transitioning to a new field, specifically data science, can be even tougher. In this post, I want to share with you some ways to keep you sane and motivated in your job search.