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Analysts in Chicago See Data Science Bootcamp Model as a Way Forward

By Emily Wilson • January 22, 2020

Read how (and why) three former Data Analysts in Chicago enrolled in the Data Science Bootcamp to shift their careers toward data science – and find out what they're up to now.

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Demystifying Data Science Recap: The Joys and Perils of Scaling AI with Peter Guerra

By Emily Wilson • January 15, 2020

In this recap of Peter Guerra's Demystifying Data Science talk, we walk through three examples of different journeys to scaling AI, detailing the joys and perils of each. Plus, get practical tips for how your business can scale AI effectively.

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Made at Metis: Video Search Engine Using Salsa Dance Videos & Predicting Strategy in StarCraft

By Carlos Russo • January 13, 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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Demystifying Data Science Recap: The Challenges to Becoming 'Data-Centric'

By Emily Wilson • December 23, 2019

This is part of a blog series to recap the talks given on Day 2 of our 2019 Demystifying Data Science live online conference. During hers, Aubrey HB, Director of Advanced Analytics at Nationwide Building Society, discusses the challenges that legacy companies face in becoming data-centric.

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Burtch Works Interviews Metis on Rise of Python in Business

By Emily Wilson • December 17, 2019

In a recent interview with Burtch Works, a leading executive recruiting agency, Metis Executive Director of Data Science Corporate Training Mike Galvin and Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kevin Birnbaum were asked about Python's rise in popularity among both practitioners and businesses.

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Curiosity, Asking Good Questions, & One Grad’s Inevitable Path to Data Science

By Emily Wilson • December 10, 2019

Bootcamp graduate Nathan Maton was a curious child, casually asking unsuspecting science teachers big questions like “what is time?” on the way to field trips. That curiosity led to what he considers his strongest skill: the ability to ask good questions - and he’s not surprised it eventually led to a career in data science.  Read his story.

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Made at Metis: Classifying Car Images; Navigating Media Bubbles with Data Science

By Emily Wilson • December 04, 2019

Read about two projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp to see examples of what's possible to create in just 12 weeks.

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Does the Data Speak for Itself?

By Alex Nathan • November 25, 2019

In this post, Alex Nathan, Co-Founder of Aventrix Analytics and part-time Metis Corporate Training Instructor, asks the question: Does the Data Speak for Itself? As it turns out, the answer is no, because data alone is typically not enough to arrive at any conclusions. The following equation explains the source of discrepancy: DATA + ASSUMPTIONS = CONCLUSIONS. Read on to find out how data scientists can address this issue.

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Demystifying Data Science Recap: Adrian Cartier on Moving from Cottage Industry to Industry Force

By Emily Wilson • November 19, 2019

This is part of a blog series to recap the talks given on Day 2 of our 2019 Demystifying Data Science live online conference. At the time of his talk, Adrian Cartier worked at Bayer, where he led data science efforts. Here, he discusses Bayer's move from cottage industry to industry force by way of a top-down digital transformation.

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Managing Your Team's Professional Development by Implementing Skill Paths

By Carlos Russo • November 15, 2019

Many employees feel stuck in jobs where everything is “status quo.” They might feel happy or content at times, but many also have a feeling that there’s more they could be doing to contribute to the company – if they only knew where to start. In this post, we explore the benefits of developing skill paths for your employees, which can drive performance, demonstrate company investment, and increase career satisfaction.