"It took me a year of researching whether or not going to a bootcamp would be seen as credible," said Susan Fung in the interview featured above. She wondered, "Am I going to be able to compete with someone who has a degree in this field?"
What she came to find is this: all that matters, really and truly, is your ability to get the job done, no matter how you arrived at that skill set or knowledge base.
Fung is now a Senior Data Analyst at Liberty Mutual in Seattle. In the interview, hear her tell the story of how she ultimately selected our Seattle Data Science Bootcamp vs. academia, and how the bootcamp helped her prepare for her current role.
In this infographic, we break down a data set that’s near and dear to our hearts: one that represents our Data Science Bootcamp alumni. Find out where our grads are working and within what industries, where many of them call home across the United States and the world, what they studied pre-bootcamp, and much more.
Bootcamp graduate Jeff Kao knows that we’re living in a time of heightened media distrust – and that’s precisely why he relishes his job in the media. “It's heartening to work at an organization that cares so much about producing excellent work,” he said of the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, where he works as a Computational Journalist. Read Kao's full story here.
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, including a project to improve Airbnb's smart pricing tool and another to enhance a karaoke app by creating an added recommendation engine.