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[VIDEO] SwitchUp Webinar: Getting Started in SQL
By Metis • November 16, 2018
SwitchUp's Co-founder and Editor Liz Eggleston recently hosted a Getting Started in SQL webinar featuring SQL aficionado Jonathan Balaban, a Metis Sr. Data Scientist who helped develop our SQL Fundamentals professional development course. As SwitchUp notes in its blog intro, SQL has a "wide variety of uses, and no alternatives," meaning that it's a technology "you’ll arguably need to use no matter what job you get in tech. "
And in data science, we believe you'll definitely need it. SQL remains among the most sought-after skills listed in data-related job descriptions, and a recent Kaggle survey revealed that it’s the 3rd most used tool by working data scientists. Still central to the data science work at companies large and small – from Facebook, Apple, and Google to your local startup – understanding SQL is a foundation-building way to more deeply understand multiple facets of data science.
During the nearly 40-minute recorded webinar, you'll hear Jonathan discuss what SQL is used for and how you can learn it as a total beginner.
When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive, 12-week bootcamps , they're working on a variety of other projects. This monthly blog series tracks some of their recent activities and accomplishments. This month, read about projects covering climate modeling, deep learning, & NLP pipeline management.
Data science is booming and the appeal of positions in the field is eliciting unprecedented interest. But as many across disciplines are trying to maneuver into the field, they quickly find a skills-gap they need to overcome – and the job search will be a significant challenge even after those skills are acquired. Metis Senior Admissions Manager Josh Shaman tackled his weighty topic in a recent article for SwitchUp, through which he compares the value of an immersive bootcamp experience to university programs to massive open online classes (MOOCs).