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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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Our Top 10 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2019

By Emily Wilson • December 20, 2019

Throughout the year, we post blog content including alumni stories, data science insights from our Sr. Data Scientists, guest posts, and much more. Check out our top 10 most-read posts of 2019. We hope you enjoy them again or for the first time, and we look forward to producing much more data science content in 2020.

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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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Available Now: Free On-Demand Webinar on How to Ensure AI ROI

By Metis • December 12, 2019

We recently hosted a live webinar on AI ROI: The Questions You Need to Be Asking. During this 45-minute talk, we examined each phase of an AI project: Planning, Development, and Governance. Learn more and register for the free recording.

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SDS Roundup: Year-End Recap, Insights on Python's Growth, & Free On-Demand Webinar

By Emily Wilson • December 11, 2019

When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching our bootcamps or corporate training courses, they're working on a variety of other projects. This blog series tracks some of their recent activities and accomplishments. In this edition, get a year-end recap, read about Python's rise, and find out how to access a free webinar on AI ROI.

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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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Metis Makes 2019 Training Industry's Top Training Companies List

By Metis • December 09, 2019

Training Industry Inc., the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, announced the selections for its 2019 Top Training Companies™ lists, focused on the IT training sector of the learning and development market. We're proud to announce that we're included on its 2019 IT Training Watch List!

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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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Q&A Recap: Learn About Our Inaugural Live Online Bootcamp

By Emily Wilson • November 20, 2019

We recently hosted a Q&A about our upcoming, brand new Live Online Data Science Bootcamp. Watch a recording of hosts Josh Shaman (Metis Sr. Admissions Manager) & John Tate (Metis Sr. Data Scientist & Bootcamp Instructor) taking questions about topics like curriculum, career services, online technology, and more.