"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 a roundabout way, in part via experimental New York theater, bootcamp graduate Thomas Kavanagh made his way to data science. In this post, read his story and find out what he's up to now as a Data Scientist at Alkymi.
As an undergraduate with a concentration in pre-med, bootcamp graduate, Ana-Elisa Gentle was on her way towards a career in the medical field. Or so she thought. Learn how she ended up pursuing data science instead.
Years before attending the bootcamp and switching to a career in data science, Metis graduate Sami Ahmed was focused on music. He studied film scoring and music business in college and worked as a musician, mostly composing for commercial media. Read how (and why) he made the transition to data science.