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Made at Metis: Smarter Pricing for Airbnb & a Karaoke Recommendation Engine

By Carlos Russo • February 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 improve Airbnb's smart pricing tool and another to enhance a karaoke app by creating an added recommendation engine.

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One Grad's Cross-Country Journey to Data Science Consulting

By Emily Wilson • February 21, 2020

Bootcamp graduate Carlie Badder wondered if she’d thrown her career off track by moving cross-country, leaving behind a solid research job. Read how she then found her way to the bootcamp and to a fulfilling career in data science consulting.

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Analysts in Chicago See Data Science Bootcamp Model as a Way Forward

By Emily Wilson • January 22, 2020

Read how (and why) three former Data Analysts in Chicago enrolled in the Data Science Bootcamp to shift their careers toward data science – and find out what they're up to now.

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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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Via Non-Traditional Path, Grad Alexandra Fox Sets & Meets Data Science Goals

By Emily Wilson • November 08, 2019

If such a thing as a “traditional path” to data science exists, bootcamp graduate Alexandra Fox didn’t take it.  Instead, she forged her own route, complete with the goal of getting a job as a data scientist immediately after graduation. Find out how she did it and what she's up to now here.

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How the Data Science for Social Good Model Guided this Grad's Career Path

By Emily Wilson • July 12, 2019

Considering her career path and where she is now, it’s remarkable to think that Tiffany Moeller has never taken a college-level math course. Read how she went from earning a degree in counseling to finding her way into data science and engineering, all the while finding motivation from the idea of using data for social good.

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Bootcamp Grad Finds a Home at the Intersection of Data & Journalism

By Emily Wilson • July 03, 2019

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.

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The Value of an “Unstructured Mathematical Mind” in the World of Startup Data Science

By Emily Wilson • April 07, 2019

“Learn, viciously.” That's the advice Metis graduate Leon Johnson gives to those interested in the bootcamp. And he's no stranger to following his own advice when dedicated to professional and academic pursuits. In this post, read his story, which involves a Math degree, being commissioned into the Air Force, a master's degree, the bootcamp, and his current role as Data Scientist.

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Finance, Technology, and Human Behavior: The Story of One Grad's Ideal Role

By Emily Wilson • March 27, 2019

Bootcamp graduate Laura Chen has always been deeply curious about human behavior. Read how she landed a job that allows her to explore that interest while also working closely with her passions for finance and technology.

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How a Former Software Engineer’s Dream of Working in Machine Learning Became a Reality

By Emily Wilson • March 18, 2019

After 20+ years of working as a senior-level software engineer for companies like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, Emy Parparita was looking for a change. Read how the bootcamp helped him transition to his current role of Machine Learning Engineer at Quora.