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Made at Metis: Street Art to Fine Art; Building a Recommendation System

By Metis • May 26, 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, including a project to leverage a user’s existing street art preferences to recommend visually-similar fine art and a project to develop a collaborative filtering recommendation system using sales transaction data.

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Understanding Natural Language Processing

By Tony Yiu • May 22, 2020

Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the trendier areas of data science. Its end applications are many – chatbots, recommender systems, search, virtual assistants, etc. In this post, Data Scientist Tony Yiu helps readers understand the basics of NLP, including why it's important and how it helps us.

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Course Report Features Metis Live Online Bootcamp Graduate

By Metis • May 21, 2020

In a Q&A session with Course Report, Metis Live Online Bootcamp graduate Anupama Garla shares her experience with the online classroom and learning style of the bootcamp, her advice for other career-changers, and her plans to innovate the world of architecture now as a data scientist.

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Metis Corporate Training Live Online Capabilities

By Metis • May 19, 2020

Here at Metis, we have a long legacy of live online training instruction. We're proud to be part of Kaplan, a pioneer in online learning, and we're also proud to have launched our live online Corporate Training offerings back in 2017.  In this post, read how online corporate learning enables increased flexibility, accessibility, and more.

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Updates to the Metis Corporate Training Page Break Down Services & Courses

By Metis • May 14, 2020

On our new Corporate Training page, we provide an overview of our offerings, complete with a breakdown of all services and courses, which include Data Literacy, Python for Data Analysts, Machine Learning Foundations, and more. We also wanted to highlight our history, backed by Kaplan, and our team, made up of smart, talented, and ambitious educators and thinkers.

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Webinar 5/21: Data Science Ethics for Business Professionals

By Metis • May 12, 2020

On Thursday, May 21st, Kaplan Professional is hosting a free online webinar on Data Science Ethics for Business Professionals featuring Metis Sr. Data Scientist Javed Ahmed. Learn more and register today!

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Alumni Blog Spotlight: Linda Ju Shares Bootcamp Experience Start to Finish

By Emily Wilson • May 11, 2020

Bootcamp graduate Linda Ju, now a Data Science Consultant at Slalom in Seattle, recently took to Medium to write a blog series about her career transition from finance to data science and how her experience in the Data Science Bootcamp helped her get there.

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PyCon Tutorial: Scraping the Web with Kimberly Fessel

By Metis • May 05, 2020

Watch a recording of Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel's PyCon tutorial on scraping the web. She covers the breadth and depth of web scraping, from HTML basics through pipeline methods to compile entire datasets.

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Data Scientist Roundup: Adopting Python in the Workplace, NLP with Straightforward Tools, & More

By Emily Wilson • April 30, 2020

When our Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive 12-week bootcamps or corporate training courses, they're working on a variety of other projects. This monthly blog series tracks and discusses some of their recent activities and accomplishments. Check out what's been happening in April.

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Test Your Data Literacy Daily with Our New #DemystifyDS Question of the Day

By Metis • April 28, 2020

Our mission at Metis is to help people find value in data, and we're excited to announce our new data literacy initiative, the Demystifying Data Science Question of the Day. With each question answered and explained, you'll begin strengthening your data literacy muscles.