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SwitchUp Interviews Metis Grad Marcus Carney, Army Vet & Data Scientist

By Laura Montemayor • January 09, 2018

Produced in partnership with SwitchUp, read an interview with Metis graduate Marcus Carney, Army Veteran and Data Scientist with CKM Advisors.

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Made at Metis: Making Predictions - Snowfall in California & Home Prices in Portland

By Emily Wilson • December 18, 2017

Take a look at what's possible in just 12 weeks in this post, which features two final projects created by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. James Cho predicted snowfall in California's Sierra Nevada mountains (which helps predict water supply) while Lauren Shareshian predicted home prices in Portland, Oregon.

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Demystifying Data Science: Making a Data-Focused Impact at Amazon HQ in Seattle

By Emily Wilson • December 15, 2017

While working as a software engineer at a consulting agency, Sravanthi Ponnana automated computer hardware ordering processes for a project with Microsoft, attempting to identify existing and/or potential loopholes in the ordering system. But what she discovered underneath the data caused her to rethink her career. Read her story.

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Made at Metis: Two Music Lovers Build Neural Networks

By Emily Wilson • November 20, 2017

Read about two final projects completed by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Susan Fung explored neural networks using Justin Bieber lyrics, while Matt Murray created a song recommendation engine on JunoDownload.

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Demystifying Data Science: When Technology Meets Creativity

By Emily Wilson • November 03, 2017

Emily Barry’s mind works in two distinct ways – she’s technological and analytics-driven, and she’s also creative to her core. That duality often left her wondering what career path to choose. Eventually, she found her way to data science. Read about her current role and how it satisfies both her tech and creative sides.

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Made at Metis: Two Student Projects Focused on Natural Disaster Relief

By Emily Wilson • October 27, 2017

Read about two final projects created by recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Both projects focused on topics related to improving natural disaster relief efforts.

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Demystifying Data Science: The Appalachian Trail & One Grad's Path to a New Career

By Emily Wilson • October 19, 2017

He wanted to experience it all – every bit of its nearly 2,200 miles, over hills and mountains, through dense woods, and across multiple state lines. When Alan Schoen took six months to hike the Appalachian Trail, he’d just returned to the United States after 10 years of studying and working abroad. He was celebrating some in-between time by accomplishing an ambitious personal goal before diving head first into the competitive job search. And what he found afterward lined up with something he'd learned along the trail.

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Demystifying Data Science: An 'Aha' Moment That Shaped A Career

By Emily Wilson • October 12, 2017

During a conversation with a former colleague, Lillian Tong had an “aha moment.” As they discussed machine learning and how it could be applied to the work being done at their company, she felt a surge of interest and engagement that she hadn’t experienced in regards to any of her previous work. She took it as a sign.

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Demystifying Data Science: International Development Professional Turns To Data Science

By Emily Wilson • October 07, 2017

Lorena De La Parra Landa’s career spans the globe – literally. She began her career in international development before deciding to make the switch to data science. Read why and how she changed career paths and what she's doing to bridge the gap between the two in her new role at the data science firm CKM Advisors.

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Demystifying Data Science: Environmental Policy with a Data Science Twist

By Emily Wilson • September 21, 2017

First as a student of Sustainability and Environmental Management, then as a research assistant with the Urban Green Council, bootcamp grad Megha Jain didn’t necessarily envision her future career having such a direct tie-in to data science – for no other reason than being unaware of how the two fields could blend and push one another forward.